Proposed Singapore F1 street track layout

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The final configuration of the Singapore F1 track has been revealed since this article was published Click here for a map and guide to the Singapore street circuit and click here for a video simulation lap of the track

Singapore’s proposed Grand Prix street circuit includes two bridges and three-quarters of a roundabout. (Click image for larger version).

This is a map of the 4.8km route designed by Hermann Tilke the organisers are believed to have in mind. A section of the track passes along the waterfront which seems like a viable location for pits and a start/finish line.

Mark Webber tried out the circuit in a Porsche and gave it a cautious thumbs up.

Image (C) 2007 Digital Globe, Map (C) 2007 TeleAtlas

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14 comments on “Proposed Singapore F1 street track layout”

  1. Someone please explain to me why Tilke has to design every track in F1.

  2. Tilke designs every track in F1 because the FIA trusts him to get the safety aspects right every time, apparently. Since he was the one a lot of circuits called on to do the safety upgrades requested in the mid-90s, he has an excellent reputation among potential customers for having both the necessary know-how and the necessary contacts to get F1 interest – and most of his customers these days only want new circuits if they can get F1 there.

  3. Of course the downside is all his tracks are nigh-identical.

  4. This is true. Hermann Tilke does tend to recycle ideas when us fans really want variety in the schedule. But since when have the powers-that-be allowed what the fans want to block their interests in securing power? Remember that the unwritten threat of “Use Tilke or don’t get a race offer” is very powerful, even if nobody is stupid enough to say that threat out loud.

  5. Well, he’s all downright horrible… After all, he was responsible for Istanbul’s Turn 8. And Sepang has produced some good races (admittedly, they were way back in 1999-2002).

    So I guess that makes him… mediocre then? :p

    But let’s face it, the cars have become so difficult to overtake that Tilke has to design the circuit in such a way that it can force overtaking, or else we get a procession every race. In effect, for a circuit to have any chance of allowing overtaking, it has to adopt a “very slow corner-fast straight-very slow corner” policy. And, if one sticks to that philosophy, it’s very easy to run out of ideas. We’re not even sure how well this philosophy is working (read: not that well, really).

    I don’t think Tilke is all that bad, he just needs more people to design the circuit with him, as partners, maybe. More heads are better than one, after all.

  6. Kimi can make it in less than 30 sec for this kind of circuit.

  7. Hi there,

    I’ve got two more pics of the Singapore Track for additional info.
    Let’s keep in touch

  8. Here is a site with a 3D fly through simulation (Driver’s perspective) of the Singapore track:

  9. I think the race will be very nice to watch on TV. The City and architecture are very nice and the track looks very spectacular. I am looking forward to watch the race. If the TV cameras are well placed this will be very nice. The only thing I do not like is one excess of 90 degrees turns (I hope they will not look the same). Safety standards will be difficult to achieve, not because of the night but because of the urban layout (lights, sidewalks, etc) maybe the only way to control that will be making the circuit slow (like Montecarlo).

  10. This track will indeed be a slower track overall but looking at it closely living in Singapore and driving everyday on parts of the track I can tell you that there will be some definetly fast action going on here. Knowing Singapore way of doing things I am 100 % sure that nothing will be left to chance, safety will be of the utmost concern as the first Singapore GP as well as the First F1 Race @ night, the world will be watching us and the governement certainly doesn’t want to disapoint Bernie for making such a decision….
    So expect only but the best for this Race on 28 Sept’08. I will be there… I will be watching from the stands… Join me in Singapore and be part of this Historic moment in Formula 1 Racing

  11. Its going to be exciting and fun, no matter what route it follows and who designs it


  12. Yeah looking forward to being part of history

  13. LongTimeObserver
    29th April 2008, 2:55

    Another day, another Tilkedrome skidpadring.  Who cares…

  14. I’m really looking forward to the Singapore GP. I just wish that the F1 power mongers would let the drivers actually RACE! This 2008 season is more like actual racing than F1 has been for several years, but then come new rules and regulations to stamp out all that genuine competitive racing stuff. F1, like all motor racing, needs actual ‘motor racing’ in it, not sterilization. The sport is not there to be clinically safe – there’s no racing without risks by teams, drivers and even the spectators. That’s what motor racing includes whether we like it or not, or it’ll just become fast-expensive-car-driving’ round the BO-O-O-ORINGring. Just let the teams and drivers get on with it and let those who want to watch the competitions, watch it. With the hope that the F1 power mongers and the government haven’t removed the racing from the race… Roll on Singapore!

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