2010 Singapore Grand Prix discussion

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99 comments on “2010 Singapore Grand Prix discussion”

  1. Hi everyone,

    I’m living in Singapore. Do feel free to post any questions regarding the night race here.

    I’ll be more than willing to answer them! =)

    cheers!

    Robert

    1. Hey robert,

      What is the average cost of tickets for Singapore GP.
      Checked out some websites…. seems to be very expensive..
      Is it better comin there and buying tickets ot do it online

      1. Maddy,

        the prices range from S$168 to $1,088, depending on the location and seating.

        These are the ‘early bird’ prices, so you must book by 31 Apr 2010 to enjoy the discounts. There are no major differences whether you purchase online or locally.

        I recommend the S$348 “Premier Walkabout” tickets, because this is the 1st time the organisers are opening up the Sector 1 and 3 areas for Walkabouts.

        You can refer to http://www.singaporegp.sg/ticket/ticket_price.php for updates.

    2. Robert Payne
      11th March 2010, 18:30

      hi Robert
      I am doing a gap year at the end of my working career.
      I also am thinking of coming to Singapore F1 Grand Prix from England, as part of working my way round part of the world. Am thinking of staying at the Hangout hostel, it seems near to track to walk. I will stay on to see more of Singapore after. Any ideas. Sentosa Island has some good reviews. I will book tickets from the web site you suggested. Am travelling alone.

      Thanks

      Robert Payne

      1. Hi Robert,

        you may want to check out the website below for more budget accomodation within proximity of the track:

        http://www.thebackpacker.net/accommodations/singapore/singapore/singapore

        As for non-race activites, the stuff at Sentosa will be relatively expensive so unless you are keen on visiting the Casino, Universal Theme Park and the beaches on Sentosa, I would suggest the following places:

        1) Orchard Rd for shopping
        2) East Coast Park for its beach
        3) Geylang/Little India for their orient flair
        4) Bugis Village for its flea market
        5) Any hawker centres for the Food. Newton Hawker Centre is popular with the tourists but the food there is EXPENSIVE but then again, if you are lucky, you may bump into some F1 celebrity there!

        cheers!

    3. Robberty,

      I am coming to the grand prix all booked up, but I have not bought my F1 tickets yet, any advice on which area’s have the best views / entertainment? I was looking at the Republic tickets for Turn 3 with access to all zones but I am not sure if access to all zones is worth the extra cash. Do they have similar entertainment, food, drink etc… in all zones. I have read that they also sell tickets on the day for others zones if you don’t have access.

      1. Best view for racing action:
        Stamford Grandstand at Turn #7 – the best overtaking spot for the circuit

        Best entertainment area:
        Almost every zone will have its own little “party”, complete with entertainment, food and drinks. Zone 4 near the Padang is pretty happening.

        My suggestion to you will be to buy the tickets early as it seems to be selling out fast.

        1. Hi Robertty,

          Thanks for the reply I will be buying my tickets this week.

          Scott

    4. Hi Robert:

      I’m looking for one Premier Walkabout ticket for the 2010 Sing GP. Do you know where I could find one. They’re officially sold out.
      Thanks, Greg gregoryseven@yahoo.com

      1. I actually have 2 3 day premier walkabout tickets, they are s$398 each. I had friends coming out from UK and unfortunately their father is seriously ill.
        Please let me know if you would be like to purchase.

    5. The organisers are remarkably coy this year over telling us what the support entertainment will be this year.

      Any info on this ?.

      1. Hi Bill

        They had Formula BMW and the Porsche Carrera Race as the support races last year.

        This year should not be any different.

        1. Don’t forget the Aston Martins, roberttty. They were awesome!

  2. Hi Robert,
    My husband and I are planning to go to Singapore for the race but a bit apprehensive about booking our flights as so far there is no information on tickets .Trying to find out if the dates are definite or still to be confirmed.
    Also any suggestions on hotels for 5 nights (GBP100 – 150 per night),
    thank you
    Aileen

    1. Hi Aileen,

      the information for Singapore GP 2010 isn’t out yet but you can bookmark the following websites for updates:

      http://www.singaporegp.sg

      Currently, the race is scheduled for 24-26th September 2010. Which are the days will you be staying in Singapore? I will try to check the hotel races for you.

      cheers

      Robert

      1. Robert,
        Thanks for the info . We intend being there
        from 24-28 , therefore 4 nights accommodation.
        Will book flights as soon as tickets become
        available.
        Aileen

        1. @Aileen,

          sure, no problem.

          With your budget of GBP150 per night, you shouldnt have a problem getting a decent hotel near the circuit.

          1. Robert,
            Thanks for your help. With tickets etc. still up in the air we have booked for Monza instead but still looking at Singapore two weeks later. If not perhaps next year.
            Thanks again,
            Aileen

  3. Hi Aileen and everyone else who are thinking of coming to Singapore,

    the ticket pricings are out:

    http://www.singaporegp.sg/media/news_20100209.php

  4. Hi Aillen and all.

    As Robertty mentioned, ticket prices just released by Singapore GP. Tickets go on sale 1st March.

    One thing to remember is that you save a load of money at Singapore GP by not needing to book a rental car or coach transfers to/from circuit.

    You can walk from many hotels to track, or use the MRT underground. Tickets cost less than a pound a trip. Even airport to hotel taxi costs less than a tenner!

    Taxis are brilliant in Singapore. You never normally have to wait for 5 minutes to flag one down. or you SMS the taxi company with your location and they send a message with the Reg. no of the taxi on its way to collect you!

    Big tip on eating out, if you like chinese, indian, thai or vietnamese food, is to eat at some of the better ‘hawker food’ centres or the upgraded one unde rhte name Kopitiam. Excellent food, good hygene and a cracking meal for less than five pounds per head!

  5. Hi guys, I have covered the Singapore Grand Prix for two years and if you have any questions, please let me know. I have here some of my best pictures (I’m a newbie F1 photog) and check out the related posts to see my Singapore F1 trips. I usually travel on a budget.
    http://www.flaircandy.com/2010/03/best-singapore-formula-1-pictures-of-the-night-race/

  6. Hello! I’d like to ask for your opinion about the Premier Walkabout tickets for SG GP. Is it really good? Would I be able to watch the race properly even though I’m standing up? I like the idea about the Premier Walkabout that you’re not limited to zones. At least I can find my spot on Fri-Sat right? Tell me if I’m wrong.

    Thanks!

  7. For sure, the Premier Walkabout won’t provide you the spectacle seen by in the grandstands but you are not restricted and can get the complete experience of the circuit, including the Zone 1 areas, opened for the 1st time to Walkabouts.

    If you want to “watch the race properly”, I guess Grandstands will be better. I highly recommend the STAMFORD GRANDSTANDS which offer you the view of the best overtaking corner Turn #7

  8. i want to buy grandstand tickets this year but im actually on a tight budget, that’s why im planning to buy premiere walkabout as zones 1 to 4 will be open to spectators, plus there will be ton of bleachers :) so its still okay.

  9. I’ve got my premier walkabout ticket..!
    last year I only bought qualifying walkabout, for me it’s ok, you can choose places to watch it and you can see clearly the tracks, my favorite was near the esplanade

  10. @kimikanen awesome!!!! im planning to buy before the end of the month, i’ve still got a week :) premiere walkabout ticket is goona be one of the best seller i think….

  11. There are two new press releases regarding earlybird tickets and additional viewing opportunities for Premier Walkabout ticket holders on the SGP website:

    “25 earlybird ticketholders will win the chance to see their favourite FORMULA ONE drivers up-close at an exclusive Driver Autograph Session.”
    http://www.singaporegp.sg/media/news_20100415.php

    “Zone 1 and Premier Walkabout ticketholders now enjoy an enhanced experience.”
    http://www.singaporegp.sg/media/news_20100416.php

  12. hi,im from the philippines.we will be arriving at singapore this coming sept.24th any idea where is the cheapest hostel nr. f1 race?this is my first time to go out of the country. pls. help

  13. we dont have a big budget…pls. help

    1. you may want to check out the website below for more budget accomodation within proximity of the track:

      http://www.thebackpacker.net/accommodations/singapore/singapore/singapore

  14. @jhoy,
    why not try to look for a hostel instead of a hotel. Its cheap and most of the places in Singapore are accessible to MRT’s and buses.
    And if you do have friends or relatives in SG, then you can ask them if you could stay with them (if its not too “dyahe naman”). When I went there last year to watch SG GP, I stayed in my friend’s apartment and i just bought her “pasalubong” as a gift for letting me stay into her apartment.

  15. thanks to all of your suggestions.

  16. hi. i’m planning to watch SG GP but will arrive in SG on the 25th… is there tickets available for just 1 day only? will have the 26th only… just want to experience watching the GP for the 1st time…

    1. I think you can buy a 1 day/night ticket only for the race night. Last year there were SG Gp staff who sells tickets, they have booth’s located in different gates. But if you do really want to experience the race weekend, I suggest that you buy the 3 night/day tickets, it will be really worth it.

  17. Hi.

    I’m coming from England but want to book a ticket before I book my plane ticket!

    I am a student and need to do things on the cheap. Is the Zone 4 ticket a waste of money or will I be able to actually see the race? I’m about 5ft 11 if that makes a difference lol.

    Also anyone know the cheapest place to buy the ticket?

    Thanks all. See you all there!

    1. hi tod! zone 4 walkabout ticket that costs 188sgd is only accessible of course to zone 4. You can see different turns, and you just need to find the best place to watch the race. I dont know where else you can buy cheap tickets because it costs the same. You can see the map and the price list of tickets here : http://www.singaporegp.sg/ticket/ticket_price.php
      But if you want to see the best turn or view of the race you can buy the premier walkabout ticket that costs 398sgd, and it is accessible to all zones.

  18. I’m trying to get hold of tickets for Sunday 26th September only. Is this possible? I called the Singapore F1 Ticket hotline and they said NO, only wheelchair access. Can anyone advise?
    Also what time does the race start on the 26th? Any ideas. They said 12am?

    1. Hi Lina, I have checked http://www.singaporegp.sg/ticket/ticket_price.php, and it seems that they do not sell 1-day tickets for the 2010 race.

      The race starts at 8.00pm local time, or 1300hrs GMT.

      1. maybe they will sell 1day tickets during the race day, just like last year.
        and for the time 12 am is a bit early, but they have other races that starts at 3pm or 4pm….

  19. hi all,

    i think i’ll just get myself the SGD 188 walkabout ticket. I hope i can buy the premier walkabout ticket, because it can access to many zone. :(

  20. I just bought my tickets for the grand prix, will be in the Bay Grandstand, in the light green section.
    I’m a student on an exchange program for a year over there so I choose to collect the tickets at the post office near my uni. Apparently there postal service there is excellent.

    1. Are you are refering to SingPost? Yeah, they are pretty efficient as long as it does not involve any overseas delivery.

      They have Tons of complains about their overseas delivery

      1. Millicent C. Lumabao
        21st July 2010, 15:18

        Robert,
        I was alarmed with what you said regarding overseas deliveries of tickets because that’s how I wanted to receive our tickets, by the way I’m from the Philippines. How long should I wait for it to arrive before I make complains if delays come up? One thing more, I’ve purchased tickets(thats for 3,for my son,my husband and myself)worth $298 each located at the bay grandstand at the yellow area, is the night race included there already? Please enlighten me, this is our first time and I wanted to make it an experience for my son and my husband.Can we watch the night race with our ticket? What date is the night race ? Thank you so much…

        1. Hi Millicent,

          I have checked the official website for the FAQ (http://singaporegp.sg/download/FAQ.pdf)

          You should be receiving notification from the ticketing agent SISTIC sometime in August. If you do not hear from them by then, call them at +65 6738 6738.

          The night race is on 26 Sept 10 and yes, your bay grandstand tickets have included all 3 day events.

  21. Hi, i just bought premier walkabout, i saw a article that the premier walkabout can access to the pit zone, is that right?

    we four girls come from China, and live in fernloft east coast

    i want to know how long from east coast to the track

    Thanks

    1. Hi Carrie!

      Travelling from East Coast to Track:

      By Car/Taxi: 15 mins
      By Public Transport: 30 mins

      Not sure about the pit zone part though.

  22. Hi, robertty

    Thanks

  23. Hi:

    I’m desperate for one Premier Walkabout ticket for the Singapore GP, but seems they’re sold out. Anyone have one or know where I can find one. I’m not looking for Zone 4 Walkabout. Thanks. Greg

    1. im not sure if they are still going to sell, premier walkabout, you just have to look out for ebay, because last year, a friend of mine told me that there are some who are selling f1 tickets. Or if you want just go ahead to sistic ticket office and ask them if they still do have the premier walkabout tickets.

  24. Most importantly, where are the fun parties for the weekend? I am picking up the Podium Lounge Saturday night, Amber Lounge Sunday night. Anywhere else a must?

    1. Mariah Carrey, Adam Lambert, Missy Elliot and others will be performing at the Padang in Zone 4 on various days.

      You can check the programme at:
      http://www.singaporegp.sg/media/entertainment_2010.php

  25. hey roberttty..
    i have two tickets to the grand prix..unfortunately my husband n i cannot make it to singapore during the race days..can u help me out with the reselling of the tickets..if there is any genuine way then i shall post the location of seating and the price too..thx a ton..

    1. Hi ekta,

      Which tickets have you got?

      1. i hve 2 (Weekend pass) tickets at the Esplanade Waterfront,Block A1,Row 25,Seat 10&11..m from Bombay, India..kindly help..thx a ton

  26. I should read this thread more often – apparently, I have a lot of kababayans here. :D

    Millicent, just in case you still read here, I would be very surprised if DHL hasn’t set you the tickets by now yet. Their courier has historically been very efficient, and they avoid our painfully slow postal system.

  27. Hi. We will be staying in the Orchard Rd area and got seats at the Bay Grandstand (turns 16-19). Which MRT station is nearest our grandstand?
    The singaporegp.sg map doesn’t specify.
    Thanks

  28. Esplanade or City Hall.

  29. Hi, I will be staying nearby chinatown there and i bought Zone 4 tickets. What mrt station is the nearest to our enter gate? anyone knows?

    Thanks :)

  30. Nearest MRT staion will be City Hall

    1. …if it’s not congested to death, of course. You can also get to the track via the Esplanade and Promenade MRT stations (do note that they are on the yellow Circle Line, whereas City Hall is on the red North-South line).

      There should also be minibuses bringing ticketholders to other public areas in the city.

      1. Looks like Journeyer has already done his homework :)

        Yes, the trains (or MRT as we locals call it) will be slightly congested during race day but it will be not be as congested as those seen in Japan, China or India.

        I took the train last year and it was OK.

  31. hey robertty..uve nt replied to my query..

    1. Hi ekta

      I am sorry I cannot help you with the resale of your tickets.

  32. The only mini bus will be from Gate 1 to Lavender MRT for those that want to use the Green East West MRT line. The Nicol Highway MRT station is next to Gate 1 (for Zone 1) is on the short circle line. There is alot of entertainment lined up after the ontrack activities finish which will attract a lot of the crowd so there will be no big rush for the exits.
    the shopping mall of Raffles City (City Hall MRT), City Link Mall (the underground connector mall), Marina Sq Shopping Centre (Esplande and Promenade MRT stations) and SunTec City Mall are all connected and airconditioned. These are to places to head for shelter from the weather and much cheaper food and drink than onsite. Entry and re-rentry to the circuit is permitted and these malls are right by the various gates. This is also the a good way to get from 1 end of the sircuit to the other as there is an underground walk way from City Link Mall all the way to the Esplande Theatres (for Bay/waterfront Grandstands and cheaper hawker street food at Glutton Bay).
    I an going to be staying in the Pan Pacific (booked in January when prices were less than half what they afre charging now) and going to be in Turn 2 (Was in Pit the fist year and Stamford last year), and it will be just as quick to walk than it would be to take the MRT 1 stop.
    This year Zone 1 tickets holders get unlimited free rides on the Singapore Flyer – largest Observation Wheel in the world! I have been to the last 2 Singapore GPs and used to live in Singapore for 15yrs – so if you have any last minute questions feel free to ask.

  33. Hi Typhoon
    we are also staying at Pan Pacific and thankfully booked our rooms is December :)
    Any idea about the best way to get from airport to hotel?
    i think Raffles Boulevard will be part of the track!! Will taxis be able to get us there?

    1. Taxi is the best way about 25-30min with the diversions.Yes there is no problems with taxi to the PanPacific through out the weekend as the taxi’s will use the service road at the back from SunTecC City to the Hotel entrance which is just just next to the tack barriers. On this part of the track they use advertising/tapaulin to cover the fences so people dont get a free view!

  34. I am in Singapore and have a pair of Bay Grandstand tix which I need to sell as I cant attend it. Anyone who is keen, please e-mail me ur best price to listensea@yahoo.com.

    Willing to consider daily passes.

  35. See you guys there! I’m going as a track marshall at Turn16. :)

    1. Fantastic! Make sure you tell us all about it. Good job you’re not one corner further on, that’s a bit of an accident blackspot – for Renaults anyway…

      1. Sure! Hoping to do my job and recover some cars come the weekend. Will try to share some bits from a marshall perspective. Cheers!

    2. If you can, please keep an eye on Massa at the turn 16.

      There rumors saying that Briatore visited Ferrari last week. We never know…

      ;)

      1. Not a ferrari fan, but i sure hope it isn’t Massa that i have to recover. But he (and Alguersuari) will be pleased that there’s no more refueling this time round. :p

      2. I think that he doesn’t need him…. Alonso will win anyway! ;)

    3. Lets hope you dont have to rush out and retrieve some debris like that bloke last year!

      Balls of steel!

    4. That’s great Adaptails! Try take some pics if ur job permits you to :) We’ll look out for you on tv

  36. Hi, does anyone know where to meet the driver outside the track? Kimi Raikkonen and Giancarlo Fisichella were at Ion Orchard last year. Thx

    1. I posted some in the “What F1 Fanatics say about Singapore” article comments area, you can check there.

      Hulkenberg was the first to arrive on Monday, he did a little PR this morning.

      http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/sportsnews/view/1082691/1/.html

  37. Hi, been to British GP last few years and tying Singapore GP on to our holiday tis year. We get there at 5pm on Thursday then have tickets for the full weekend then we fly to Thailand on the Monday.
    What do people recommend doing in the short spare (none track) time available?

    Cheers

    Mike

    1. If you’re into clubs and partying, definitely check out the Clarke Quay area and the numerous F1-related events held over the race weekend.

      If you’re into cheap electronics/computer hardware/software, you can visit Funan Mall or Sim Lim Square. The latter isn’t as tourist-friendly though – you need to do your research and be willing to drive a hard bargain to get your money’s worth.

      Then there’s Orchard Road for general shopping. Not sure if it’ll get really packed during the race weekend, especially with all the visitors in town. Worth a look if you’re into that.

  38. Oh… We are staying at the Fort Canning lodge if anyone else is :)

  39. Hi,

    I will be attending the 2010 Singapore Grand Prix. This is my third year attending the F1 event here, in 2008 I was seated at Bay Grandstand, and at Turn 1 Grandstand for 2009. This year I will be at Turn 2 Grandstand, with a view of the start.

    My selected entries for my photos from last year can be found at:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lioneldude/sets/72157624945002970/

  40. Hi,

    I have just passed by the circuit near Turn 7 and have taken some pictures:

    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=231553&id=547676268&l=7d96722bdd

  41. Nico Rosberg is signing autographs at the Paragon shopping centre [in Orchrd road] today [ Wednesday] at 5.30 pm , if anyone is interested.

  42. i need tickets! it’s sold out! just for the concert on Sunday. anyone going and does not want to stay for the concert that starts at 10.30pm? anyone? really really really appreciate it. thanks

  43. hi guys it’s me again. I forgot to mention if anyone has tickets for SUNDAY only i would like to buy them. 2 or 3.Please sell me your tickets. *very desperate*

    1. Hi Tia,
      If you still require Sunday tickets. have extra, my friends have a wedding to attend, can’t make it. contact: 9 one 73 six 331

      1. Hi Jane, im from KL. in case you dont get my text. How many tickets do you have?

  44. Apparently Alonso was on Class 95FM this morning, did anyone catch the interview?

  45. hi everyone
    Help Help – I have one walkabout ticket for 3 days and now cant make it, anybody interested – make an offer ?? email me in uk, rg.payne@hotmail.co.uk and I will give you details!!!!!
    Robert p

  46. hi all,

    any tips on parking? someone suggested 1 fullerton. is it far to walk from there?

    1. I’ve been parking at Golden Shoe / Market St Carparks for the past two years on the weekends. It’s not that far to walk to the Esplanade Drive gate, 1 Fullerton will be even nearer.

      I’m pondering myself where to park for today though.

  47. hi all…
    does anyone know, do we need special pass to go to LG Live stage (LG Live Fan zone)?
    the walkabout ticket for zone 4 allows access to this section, am i right?

  48. Hi,

    Can you please share your thoughts on the Zone 4 Walkabout tickets for this years (2011) GP?

    Obviously they will be restrcited, but will they offer decent views of the track and have entertainment about?

    Thanks.

  49. Just as Cristian, I’m curious about the Walkabout tickets for 2011 too. Is it possible to see the circuit and the race with these tickets, or do people buy it only for the entertainment? Hope to hear from you guys!

  50. Based on prevous years , it is possible with walkabouts to view the circuit at selected points. Obviously the view will not be as good as the grandstands, but you will still get the “atmosphere” at that part of the track and there are big screens to view those parts of the race you woill not otherwise see.

  51. Thanks Bill, just found this and much more information on the discussion forum of this year:

    http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/f1-2011-season/2011-f1-calendar/2011-singapore-grand-prix-discussion

    See at SF1

  52. Thanks Bill, just found this and much more information on the discussion forum of this year:

    http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/f1-2011-season/2011-f1-calendar/2011-singapore-grand-prix-discussion

    See you at SF1

  53. Hi everyone, I have just purchased a Zone 4 walkabout ticket for the Sunday, as I have never been to this GP before I was hoping I could get some info on what the views will be like, how close I will actually be able to get to the track , etc with this ticket??

    Any replies will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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