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Find out more about the Singapore Grand Prix at the Marina Bay Circuit, including race information and a destination guide for a visit to Singapore

Singapore Grand Prix Guide
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Key figures

Date: 15-17 September 2017
Number of laps: 61
Circuit length: 5.065 km
Race distance: 308.828 km
Lap record: 1:47.187
Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, 2016

A punishing track around the streets of Marina Bay, the Singapore circuit is part permanent, part street track. The pit and paddock complex, first two corners and final two turns are permanent, while the rest of the circuit uses public roads which is much more uneven for an F1 car. The best overtaking opportunities are offered at Turn 7 - at the end of a long straight - as well as into Turn 10 and at the braking zone at the end of Esplanade Drive, Turn 14. The rest of the track features 90-degree turns and short straights, with the unique feature of passing under a grandstand at Turn 18.

DESTINATION GUIDE

As a city circuit, Singapore has plenty to keep visitors occupied away from the track action itself. The Marina Bay Street Circuit is set against the backdrop of Singapore’s iconic heritage buildings, modern architecture and a stunning skyline.

And it’s all so accessible, with plenty of dining options, entertainment, hotels, metro stations and shopping malls just a stone’s throw away. One stop from the circuit on the Downtown line takes you to Bayfront where you can explore Gardens by the Bay including its two domes and the Cloud Forest, or check out the iconic Marina Bay Sands hotel with its rooftop pool.

Two further stops on the Downtown line - alighting at Telok Ayer - allows you to explore numerous temples in an escape from the modern Singapore, including the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum. The lively Orchard Road is also a short metro ride away, offering numerous shopping and dining options.

Closer to the circuit, you can get a stunning view of the city from the Singapore Flyer - a huge observation wheel located on the inside of the final corner. Across Marina Bay there is also the Marina Bay Golf Course which is Singapore’s only 18-hole golf course open to the public. The floodlight course is directly across the bay from the circuit and even features a Par 6 hole which measures a massive 651 metres.

HOW TO GET THERE

Singapore is served by Singapore Changi airport, which has a direct metro link to the city which takes around an hour using the green East West Line. The metro is also the easiest way to access the circuit, with a number of stations at different parts of the track, all of which are accessible within around 20 minutes from the city centre.

Raffles Place and City Hall - on both the North South Line and the East West Line - as well as Promenade - on the City Circle Line and the Downtown Line - and Esplanade on the City Circle Line, are all close to various parts of the circuit.

While taxis are allowed access to specific areas in order to drop off fans, the number of road closures required to hold the race on public roads means it is easier to use public transport.