Singapore Grand Prix Night Race

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It’s almost that time of year again, when Singapore comes to life as fans from all over the world descend on the city to enjoy the FIA Formula One World Championship Grand Prix. Baroque Access finds out what’s happening this year


Come mid-September, the Marina Bay Street Circuit will be full of fans who have come to watch the inaugural Formula One night race at Asia’s first street circuit for F1 races. The first time the race was held at night was in Singapore in 2008. Now, almost a decade later, the 5,065km Marina Bay Circuit is still lit up with state-of-the-art lighting and the Formula One night race has become a highlight on the F1 calendar.


It’s set against the brilliant backdrop of Singapore’s downtown area, and offers drivers and spectators a beautiful view of this exotic city as the cars race past a selection of city landmarks such as the historic City Hall and the more modern Esplanade. The circuit is technically challenging, testing the drivers and their super cars that reach a maximum speed of 300km per hour. Now there’s a new road forming part of the circuit – it’s 1.2km in length and makes up part of the circuit’s eastern section next to the pit building.



Singapore Grand Prix 2017 Full Schedule

Friday 15 September

14:15 – 14:45 Ferrari Challenge Practice Session

15:15 – 15:45 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Practice Session

16:30 – 18:00 Formula One First Practice Session

19:15 – 19:45 Ferrari Challenge Qualifying Session

20:30 – 22:00 Formula One Second Practice Session



Saturday 16 September

15:15 – 15:45 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Qualifying Session

16:40 – 17:10 Ferrari Challenge First Race (10 laps or 25 minutes)

18:00 – 19:00 Formula One Third Practice Session

19:20 – 19:55 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia First Race (12 laps or 30 minutes)

21:00 – 22:00 Formula One Qualifying Session


Sunday 17 September

15:15 – 15:45  Ferrari Challenge Second Race (10 laps or 25 minutes)

16:30 – 17:05 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Second Race (12 laps or 30 minutes)

18.30 Formula One Drivers’ Track Parade

20:00 – 22:00 2017 Formula One Singapore Grand Prix (61 laps or 120 minutes)

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