Singapore Grand Prix guide: from Zone 4 Walkabout tickets to facts about the track
Key information for Formula One fans wanting to know more about the weekend of fast-action thrills at Marina Bay Street Circuit
Tickets to the 2016 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX start from:
S$78 (HK$665) (Friday Zone 4 Walkabout),
S$168 (Saturday Zone 4 Walkabout) to S$198 (Sunday Zone 4 Walkabout) while three-day tickets start from S$298 (Bay Grandstand).
These tickets offer great value for money, with the Circuit Park slated to open from 2.30pm to 12.30am daily over the race weekend.
Ticket holders can catch the Formula One action from strategically located bleachers; three support races (Ferrari Challenge Asia-Pacific, Porsche Carrera Cup Asia and TCR International Series); as well as access the Padang Stage concert for the day.
Tickets can be purchased at www.singaporegp.sg
and via the ticketing hotline +65 6738 6738
(See Annex 1 for full ticket prices).
Track length 5.065km
Race distance 308.828km
Number of laps 61
Race direction Anticlockwise (One of five in the 2016 Formula One calendar)
Number of turns 23 (Most number of turns in the Formula One calendar)
Turn names 1 – Sheares; 7 – Memorial; 10 – Singapore Sling
DRS activation pit Straight as well as between Turns 5 and 7
Fastest speed Approximately 320km/h (Between Turns 6 and 7)
2016 Pirelli tyre compounds P Zero Purple Ultrasoft,
P Zero Red Supersoft and P Zero Yellow Soft
Length of power cables 108,423 metres (more than 2.5 times the length of Singapore’s longest expressway, the Pan-Island Expressway)
Length of fibre optics 57,120m
Length of perimeter fence 6,934m
Light projectors Approximately 1,600
Total power requirement 3.2 megawatts
Brightness 3,000 lux levels
Techpro barriers 1,722
Concrete barriers 2,608
Ambient lights 888
• 8 Stages within the Circuit Park
• 9 Days to set up the Singapore’s largest entertainment stage at the Padang
• 16 Grammy-award winning acts that have performed at the Circuit Park
• 1,412 Room nights for artistes performing in the Circuit Park
• 1:50.041 Fastest lap at the Marina Bay Street Circuit set by Daniel Ricciardo
• 1.6L Turbocharged V6 internal combustion engines
• 3Formula One drivers who have won on the Singapore street circuit: Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel, with Vettel being the most successful, having won here four times
• 3.3 G Average deceleration at the Marina Bay Street Circuit (Source: Brembo Brakes)
• 5.1 G Maximum deceleration at the Marina Bay Street Circuit (Turn 7) (Source: Brembo Brakes)
• 5 Formula One World Champions on the grid
• 1 There are three F1 rookies – Pascal Wehrlein, Jolyon Palmer and Rio Haryanto – on the grid this season, but only Wehrlein has not driven on the Marina Bay Street Circuit before.
• 60km/h Pit lane speed limit, as opposed to the 100km/h at most races. Couple that with the 404m pit lane – one of the longest of the season – teams tend to make the least number of pit stops
• 5,000 Approximate number of times drivers change gear during the race (80 per lap) – 50 per cent higher than the season average
• 700 tonnes Approximate weight of Formula One cargo flown in on seven jumbo jets – that’s almost the weight of 280 African elephants.
• 81,435kg Total driver pedal load at the Marina Bay Street Circuit (Source: Brembo Brakes)
WIRED FOR SOUND
Formula One cars are anticipated to be around 25 per cent louder, thanks to changes made to their exhaust systems, which now comprise one tailpipe for the turbo turbine and one or two smaller pipes for its wastegates. With the tailpipes split, exhaust sounds should be separated and much louder.
Formula One power units homologated in previous seasons may now be re-homologated, enabling Scuderia Toro Rosso to use Ferrari’s 2015 units in 2016.
The padded areas around the driver’s head have been thickened.
Pirelli is set to provide a new purple ultrasoft tyre for street races, for short, ultra-high-performance at events such as the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix, where the wear rate is low.
Three dry compound options
Pirelli is mixing up strategies in 2016 with now three, rather than the previous two, dry-weather tyre compounds. Of the 13 sets allocated to each driver across a Grand Prix weekend, three will be preselected by Pirelli – with drivers free to choose compounds for the remaining 10 sets.
Two dry compounds to be used
Drivers must use at least two different specifications of the dry-weather tyres, unless intermediate or full-wet tyres have been used. At least one set must be the ‘prime’ tyre selected by Pirelli.