Singapore Grand Prix by numbers


The total length, in kilometres, of the Marina Bay Street Circuit which is the venue for the Singapore Grand Prix. It was the first street circuit in Asia for Formula 1, the sport’s original night race and a key indicator of form with six Singapore Grand Prix champions in the past six years going on to win the F1 World Championship. The overall area covered by the Circuit Park is 799,000 square metres, which is more space than would be covered by 80 football pitches.


The number of laps to complete the race. This brings the total distance travelled to just over 305km (308.828km to be precise), the minimum length of a Formula 1 race outside of Monaco. The Marina Bay Street Circuit is also one of the only five tracks in the 2018 Formula 1 calendar which runs anticlockwise, along with the likes of the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. The top speed reached on each of these laps is up to 325 kilometres per hour between turn 6 and Memorial turn, which is turn 7.


The number of turns on the track and highest number of turns of any track in Formula 1. Turn 10 is known as the Singapore Sling, named after the ubiquitous gin-based cocktail of the same name that was pioneered at the Long Bar in Singapore’s Iconic Raffles Hotel. The Singapore Grand Prix holds the unique record of having a safety car appearance in every race to date, with 16 deployments over 10 races, with the drivers often taking racing lines just millimetres from the concrete barriers.


The weight, in tonnes, of F1 cargo flown in to the Singapore Grand Prix on seven jumbo jets. This includes all 20 cars, with the minimum weight increasing to 734kg this year on account of the new cockpit protection device, Halo.


The approximate number of times a driver would change gears in a single race, which is 70 gear shifts a lap. 59% of the total lap distance is spent at full throttle, while the drivers experience a maximum lateral force of 4.5G going into turn 22, which is the penultimate corner of the track.