Singapore Grand Prix

The Singapore Grand Prix 2019 marks only night race in the Formula One calendar. As always, the race will be held at the Marina Bay street circuit. The Singapore Grand Prix was first introduced to the F1 calendar in 2008. Since then, it has been a regular feature in the Formula One World Championship.

Controversy

The very first race itself was mired in controversy, courtesy Renault. Apparently, Nelson Piquet Jr was told to crash his car deliberately to bring out the safety car.

Meanwhile, his teammate Fernando Alonso had already pitted for fresh tyres and fuel. So he benefitted handsomely when the rest of the pack pitted under the safety car, vaulting him up the order to an unlikely win.

However, months later, the FIA smelt a rat and investigated the incident. Then Piquet Jr squealed, revealing that his crash was a ploy to let Alonso win. As a result, team principal Flavio Briatore was banned and Nelson Piquet Jr’s career was practically thrown away

Past Winners

Name Nationality Year
Fernando Alonso Spain 2008, 2010
Lewis Hamilton England 2009, 2014, 2017, 2018
Nico Rosberg Germany 2016
Sebastian Vettel Germany 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015

Past Constructors Winners

Manufacturer Year
Ferrari 2010, 2015
McLaren 2009
Mercedes 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018
Red Bull 2011, 2012, 2013
Renault 2008

Singapore Grand Prix 2019 Circuit Details

Like Monaco, the Singapore Grand Prix will also be held on a street circuit. However, the track is admittedly a little wider, which allows for some overtaking.

The circuit length is around 5.063 kilometres with the track record being 1 minute and 41.905 seconds. It also has an average speed of 178.782 km/h.

Where to watch Singapore Grand Prix 2019

In India, the practice sessions, qualifying and the race will be broadcast on the Star Sports network. In Africa, Supersport is in charge of broadcast while in Asia and Australia, Fox Sports handles the broadcast. Canada has RDS while China telecasts the race on CCTV.

France relies of TF1 and Canal+ for their Formula One telecast. Germany, Austria and Switzerland have RTL Germany to thank. Italians who cannot travel to Monza will be watching on Sky Italia. Spain and Andorra have Movistar, while the United Kingdom has Channel 4 and Sky Sports. USA also shows the race on ESPN.

Singapore Grand Prix 2019 Tickets

Tickets are mostly available on the official Formula One website.

Singapore Grand Prix 2019 Venue

Since 2008, the venue for the Singapore Grand Prix has been the Marina Bay Street Circuit. As of the latest news, Singapore will be featured for the 2020 season as well.

 

Session Day Time
FP1 Friday 16:30-18:00 Local time
FP2 Friday 20:30-22:00 Local time
FP3 Saturday 18:00-19:00 Local time
Qualifying Saturday 21:00-22:00 Local time
Race Sunday 20:10-22:10 Local time
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