In numbers: 7 statistics ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix

Published on
01 Oct 2022
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Get up to speed with the Marina Bay Street Circuit

Singapore plays host to one of the most unique Grands Prix on the Formula One calendar and the sport’s original night race.
The 5.063km Marina Bay Street Circuit, spectacular with the backdrop of Singapore's skyline, provides a gruelling test for all drivers, who have to deal with the physical demands of humidity, 23 corners and the close walls of the street track.
Ahead of our first Singapore Grand Prix since 2019, we’ve crunched the numbers and come up with 10 statistics we think you should know about.


Nicholas Latifi qualified 10th on the grid at Monza, tying his career-best performance previously set at the 2021 Belgian and 2022 British Grands Prix.


We have had a car in the top eight on the starting grid twice in the last three races: Alex Albon started 6th at Spa, while Nyck de Vries lined up 8th at Monza.


We have finished in the top five on four of the previous 12 Singapore Grands Prix. Rubens Barrichello scored 6th place, Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas have previously finished 5th, while Nico Rosberg managed P2 in the inaugural 2008 race.


Singapore is one of just three city-states in the world, but not the only one to host a Formula One race. The other two are Monaco and Vatican City.


Residents of Singapore are said to be the fastest walkers in the world. In a 2007 study, Singaporeans covered a distance of 18 metres in 10.55 seconds, beating inhabitants of Copenhagen and Madrid into second and third places!


The final pair of corners at the Marina Bay circuit are overlooked by the Singapore Flyer, a 165-metre Ferris wheel which opened in 2008, shortly before the circuit hosted its inaugural race. It was the tallest wheel in the world until being surpassed in 2014 by the High Roller, located in another F1 host city, Las Vegas.


While Marina Bay is the only venue to host a world championship Singapore Grand Prix, a non-championship version existed from 1966 to 1973 and was also held on a street circuit, albeit in a different location.
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