Singapore street track – spectators’ experiences

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Tell us about your experiences of visiting the Singapore street track.

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  • When you visited the track
  • Where you watched from
  • How easy it was to get to
  • How much of the track you could see
  • What support races there were
  • What you liked and didn’t like
  • How much it cost and whether it was good value

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36 comments on “Singapore street track – spectators’ experiences”

  1. We’ve juat been to the 2011 GP and were in the pit grandstand. Would have liked the Turn 1 seating but agent had already booked. Pit is good for the start and acess to the track after the race but just OK for the race. View of TV screens is exceptional though so I would rate it as a 7/10 viewing position. If you’re staying in the city ignore the gate one access. Better to go thru gate 2 from the Esplande MRT. It’s a shorter walk and close to the track if you’re running late so you can see whats going on. Don’t try to take a taxi to the track as most areas are restricted and traffic is jammed. You will just be wasting money.

    Take heaps of water if you are in the pit grandstand as well as a fan because the stand does not get the prevailing breeze as its blocked by the corporate boxes. Always ask the information people twice for any one piece of information as not all staff are totally clued up.

    Overall the organisation is top notch and completely safe for kids. This was our first GP and while we messed up some of the research on what and where everthing seemed to operate very well.

  2. A feedback letter I wrote to Singapore GP. Generally it was a good event, but the security in the grandstands being pesky and black canvases covering good parts of the track made it really difficult for the Fan Photographers. In a way, they expect you to remain in your seats for all the sessions only.


    I was in the Turn 2 Grandstand during the qualifying session, with ticket for A2, Row 18. I have some comments on the general inflexibility of your security staff.

    As I had saw there was an empty seat on Row 20, and wanted to get a better view, I made my way up there. The moment I had shifted to Row 18, your security guy in charge of A2 block (just by the FIA Media Photographers Box) had come over to me immediately to check my ticket, and requested I return to my seat.

    However, my point of view is that I wouldn’t be at that seat for too long, and it didn’t make sense of him to come and check every single patron. By arguing with me when the F1 cars were on track didn’t make sense, because I wouldn’t be able to hear him, and neither would he! I had wished for Singapore GP to be more flexible, however by doing so he had ruined my mood for the qualifying session. Why aren’t we allowed to move to an empty seat?

    Additionally, when a European/American tourist went to take a seat at the same seat in A2 Row 20, the security guy didn’t check him. Was he tasked to close one eye on the tourist?

    Additionally, on Sunday during the race, the Singapore GP security guy manning the FIA Media Photographers Box in Turn 2 grandstand (in Block A3) had to check every single FIA photographer. If the photographer was wearing the FIA Photographers Jacket or the 2011 Singapore Grand Prix Photographer’s Bib, why does he need to check one-by-one? Doesn’t it make sense that the photographer wearing the bib is authorized to enter the reserved box? Where is the common sense of your staff?

    Please feedback on the outcome accordingly.

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