"This race is always a highlight of the season; a great city, which looks really spectacular under the lights with the tricky street circuit below - my favourite kind of track to drive," says six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton.
There's never a dull moment during the Singapore Grand Prix weekend, so if you couldn't make it this September then now's the time to plan your visit in 2020.
The Marina Bay Street Circuit is built right in the heart of the city and is spread over 799,000sqm (approximately the size of 80 football fields). As Formula 1's original night race, the Singapore Grand Prix is a fiesta of both sight and sound and boasts one of the most challenging circuits of the Formula 1® season.
"There is something about night races which makes them just different," says Renault driver Daniel Ricciardo. "Visibility is still the same, but you just see the sparks that come off the car better and it really is a good atmosphere in Singapore... for concentration, it's really impressive how much you need to stay focused for this race in particular."
Singapore never fails to provide an action-packed race with all manner of unexpected twists. The heat and humidity always takes its toll on drivers and the cars. This year was no exception as accidents brought out the Safety Car three times late in the race, bunching the pack and forcing Sebastian Vettel onto the defensive when the action resumed.
After a season characterised by Mercedes domination, this weekend was all about Ferrari up front. Behind this intriguing battle between four-time champion Vettel and ambitious young prodigy Charles Leclerc the Mercedes team had an uncharacteristic wobble and it was Max Verstappen who finally rounded out the podium for Red Bull.
The Singapore Grand Prix is more than just race action - bolstered by more than 130 hours of world-class entertainment across three days throughout the Circuit Park. This year, visitors enjoyed acts ranging from Swedish House Mafia - titans of the electronic dance music scene - to rock pioneers Muse, Gwen Stefani, UK superstar DJ Fatboy Slim, movie soundtrack maestro Hans Zimmer and many more. After the grand prix itself, legendary rock-funk-punk act Red Hot Chili Peppers closed out the weekend in an energetic blast.
12 years on and the Singapore Grand Prix just keeps on delivering surprises. And you could be there on 20 September next year to see what comes next: Super Early Bird tickets for the FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX 2020 are now on sale until 3 December with savings up to 28%.
Don't miss out on a turbo-charged weekend of non-stop thrills, drama and fun at the home of Formula 1® night racing. Find out more at www.singaporegp.sg
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