Things to Know before the Singapore Grand Prix

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Catch the world’s top race car drivers and immerse yourself in the non-stop action at the Singapore Grand Prix in September.

The 2018 Formula One Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix will amaze everyone once again with the state-of-the-art racing machines blazing through the streets in Singapore.

How well do you know about the Singapore Grand Prix?

Here are the past year winners in the Singapore Grand Prix Season:


2017 – Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

2016 – Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)

2015 – Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)

2014 – Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

2013 – Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)

2012 – Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull)

And currently, Lewis Hamilton, the winner of last year’s Singapore Grand Prix will be looking to further extend his 30-point lead over Sebastian Vettel after winning the Italian Grand Prix on Ferrari soil at Marina Bay Street Circuit.

However, Red Bull’s Dutchman driver, 20-year-old Max Verstappen is optimistic about his chances at this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix. He said in this website, “We’ve been strong in the past and I think we can fight for the podium this year. I enjoy driving there(Marina Bay Street Circuit); it’s a curvy circuit and it’s bumpy, but that makes it more interesting to find the right set-up for the car.”

Singapore Grand Prix schedule:

  • Free Practice 1 – 4:30 pm, 14 September
  • Free Practice 2 – 8:30 pm, 14 September
  • Free Practice 3 – 6pm, 15 September
  • Qualifying – 9 pm, 15 September
  • Singapore Grand Prix – 8:10 pm, 16 September

Marina Bay Street Circuit Information:

  • Circuit Length: 3..15mi/5.07km
  • Laps: 61
  • Race Distance: 191.90mi/308.83km
  • Tyre compounds used: Soft/Ultrasoft/Hypersoft
  • Lap Record: 1:45.008 by Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) in 2017

What’s Next after the Singapore Grand Prix?

There are only six races left on the Formula One Calendar

  • 30 September – Russian Grand Prix
  • 7 October – Japanese Grand Prix
  • 21 October – United States Grand Prix
  • 28 October – Mexican Grand Prix
  • 11 November – Brazilian Grand Prix
  • 25 November – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Road Closure Information

For those who are driving, excluding buses and vehicles with W, X, Y plates, can access the Marina Centre via a single lane along Raffles Boulevard via Nicoll Highway at the following times:

  • Sep 12 to Sep 14(Wednesday to Friday), 10 am to 5 pm, and 10 pm to 6 am
  • Sep 15 to Sep 16(Saturday, Sunday), midnight to 1 pm
  • Sep 17(Monday), midnight to 6am, 10am to 5pm, 10pm to 6am

Apart from the non-stop 61 laps race, there will be stage performances for the audiences. King of Mandopop Jay Chou, American rock band The Killers, British rock star, and former Oasis lead singer Liam Gallagher, international top DJ Martin Garrix, English pop star Dua Lipa, British soul, and pop band Simply Red and many other globally renowned performers will also be in Singapore to perform.

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The operating hours of MRT train services will be extended on race days, Sep 14 to Sep 15, and selected feeder buses will also be extended to match the last train services.

On Sep 14 and Sep 15, train services will be available at City Hall station until 12.30am while on Sep 16, train services at the station will continue until 12.45am.

Meanwhile, free shuttle buses between Lavender station and Gate 1 of the race venue will be available.

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