Singapore F1 Grand Prix circuit guide
All the info about the race at Marina Bay Street Circuit
Fans can now buy single-day tickets for individual grandstands and the Premier Walkabout ticket category, new combination tickets and new junior prices for select ticket categories.
Tickets 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 walkabout tickets offer value for money, with the Circuit Park open from 2.30pm to 12.30am daily on the race weekend.
Ticket holders can catch the Formula One action from strategically located stands; two support races (Ferrari Challenge Asia-Pacific and Porsche Carrera Cup Asia); as well as access the Padang Stage concerts 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 on the 2017 Formula One calendar)
Number of turns 23 (most on the Formula One calendar)
Turn names 1 – Sheares; 7 – Memorial; 10 – Singapore Sling
DRS activation Pit straight, and between turns 5 and 7
Fastest speed About 320km/h (between turns 6 and 7) 2017
Pirelli tyre compounds soft (yellow), supersoft (red), Ultrasoft (purple)
Length of power cables 108.423km (more than 2.5 times the length of Singapore’s longest expressway, the Pan-Island Expressway)
Length of fibre optics 57,120 metres
Length of perimeter fence 6.934km
Light projectors About 1,600
Total power requirement 3.2MW
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 Singapore’s largest entertainment stage at the Padang
24 Grammy-award winning acts that have performed at the Circuit Park
1,412 room nights for artists performing in the Circuit Park
1:47.187 Fastest lap at the Marina Bay Street Circuit set by Daniel Ricciardo in 2016
1.6L Turbocharged V6 internal combustion engines with multiple energy recovery systems
4 Drivers who have won in Singapore: Nico Rosberg, Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel. Vettel is the most successful, with four wins
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)
4 Formula One world champions on the grid
3F1 rookies on the grid this season – Canadian Lance Stroll is at Williams; Belgian Stoffel Vandoorne is at McLaren; and Frenchman Esteban Ocon is at Force India
60km/h Pit lane speed limit, as opposed to 80km/h in operation for most races. Couple that with the 404m pit lane – one of the longest of the season – so teams tend to make the least number of pit stops in Singapore
5,000 Number of gear changes drivers tend to make during the race (80 per lap) – 50 per cent more than the average race
700 tonnes Approximate weight of Formula One cargo flown in on seven jumbo jets – that’s virtually the same as 280 African elephants
81,435kg Total driver pedal load at the Marina Bay Street Circuit (source: Brembo Brakes)
Faster and more aggressive. F1 thrills fans with a shake-up in its technical regulations as it becomes more aerodynamic. Cars are expected to be upwards of 3 seconds faster per lap this season. New cars are wider at 2 metres, 20cm up on last year, giving them a retro, pre-1998 look. They feature a wider front wing than 2016 cars, wider and lower rear wing and longer and taller diffuser for added downforce. Tyre width has increased by 25 per cent – the fronts going from 245mm to 305mm. The rears have had a more dramatic shift in width from 325mm to 405mm. The diameters have increased by 10mm to 670mm, but the wheel size has remained 13 inches.
Pirelli is set to provide a new purple ultrasoft tyre for street races, for short, ultra-high-performance at events such as Singapore, where the wear rate is low.
Three dry compound options
Pirelli is mixing up strategies in 2016 with three, rather than two, dry-weather tyre compounds. Of the 13 sets allocated to each driver on the 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 dry-weather tyres, unless intermediate or full-wet tyres have been used. At least one set must be the “prime” tyre selected by Pirelli.