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Grand Prix in Singapore, Singapore Overview

Psychedelic lights. Bated breaths. Unanimous cheers. As one supercar roars after another in quick succession across the Formula 1 Track, the enthusiasm of the crowd collectively increases. The Lion City has been home to the gripping Formula 1 Grand Prix Night Race since 2008. The motor race, which forms a significant part of the Formula 1 World Championship by the FIA is hosted at the challenging Marina Bay Street CircuitĀ and receives tens of thousands of people who come to witness car racing at its finest. With soaring skyscrapers, antique heritage buildings, and the mesmerising skyline as its backdrop, the event culminates an unprecedented fusion of sounds, sights, and a celebratory environment altogether.

People from all over the world come together to be a part of an amazing experience as the most efficient drivers prove their mettle behind the steering wheel. This world-class event blends enthusiastic activities and captivating race action, with the former including roving concerts by internationally acclaimed performers.

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When and how did Formula 1 Grand Prix Start?

Inaugurated in the year 1961, the Formula 1 Grand Prix used to be managed by Formula Libre, and the race was known as the Orient Year Grand Prix. A year later, the name of this event was changed to the Malaysian Grand Prix. After the island attained its independence in 1965, the organisation came up with yet another name, the Singapore Grand Prix. Back then, the race used to be held at the Thomson Road circuit. After the racing event held in 1973 reached completion, it was discontinued after that owing to some reasons, including traffic issues and safety problems.

It was in 2008 when this grand event came back to life as the Formula 1 Grand Prix, after the Singapore Tourism Board, Singapore GP Pte Ltd, and the CEO of the Formula One Management, Bernie Ecclestone signed a five-year contract, and the Government of Singapore decided to co-fund the event. The Formula 1 Grand Prix will certainly be held every year until at least 2021, owing to the extension of the agreement that was signed by the organisers in 2017. In 2012, the previous contract extension was agreed upon between the Formula One Management and the race organisers which lasted till 2017.

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How is Formula 1 Grand Prix celebrated in Singapore?

Utilising the public roads which cover the Marina Bay area, the street circuit makes use of bright and powerful artificial lighting systems to provide a replica of daylight conditions. Strict safety protocols are brought into action to ascertain the safety and security of the drivers. More than eighty thousand excited spectators can be accommodated in the hospitality as well as the grandstand seating areas which line the racing track. Moreover, a permanent pit area which houses deluxe paddock amenities is planted in proximity to the Singapore Flyer Complex.

The event is no longer just an ordinary motor race. It is a national festival which people wait for throughout the year. In addition to the venue being graced by the presence of internationally acclaimed professional drivers, the Formula 1 Grand Prix also hosts concerts and other fun-filled, adrenaline-inducing events. While the first two days of the event is mainly focussed on practice races followed by elimination of racers and selection of the qualifiers, the third day is all about organising the final race which decides the winner of the enrapturing event.

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When is the Formula 1 Grand Prix celebrated?

The Formula Grand 1 Prix is an annual festival held in several places throughout the world, including Singapore. In 2018, the grand racing event is set to be hosted on the 14th, 15th, and the 16th of September.

Where does the Formula 1 Grand Prix Take Place in Singapore?

The glorious, world-class car racing event takes place in the Marina Bay Street Circuit every year. Being a major destination in Singapore, it is connected to a large network of transportation and is easily accessible both by private and public transportation.

By MRT
From City Hall, Raffles Place, and Esplanade MRT Stations, the circuit gates are at a short, walking distance.

By Bus
Dedicated bus services throughout the city take people to and from the Formula 1 Grand Prix Street Circuit.

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Tips

-People aged 16 years and below can enjoy up to 50% discount on ticketing prices for the Connaught Grandstand and the Pit Grandstand Tickets.
-Children below 7 years old will be permitted only after their parent or guardian sign a Form of Release, Waiver, and Discharge of Liability and Indemnity Agreement.

The Formula 1 Grand Prix is all about entertainment, adrenaline rush, and amazing driving skills. With cars zooming along the tracks, blaring music drowning the loud hoots of the spectators, and the screeches and roars of the vehicles as they rush past one another are spectacular. It is no wonder that this world-class event has been going on for so long without facing a decrease in the number of people willing to attend this resplendent national celebration.

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