The 2011 Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix be held from the 23rd to the 25th of September at the Marina Bay Street Circuit.
Upon resurrection of the event in 2008, the first race at the Marina Bay location, which was also Formula One”s first night race, was won by Spanish driver Fernando Alonso driving for the Renault F1 team.
Singapore”s third Night Race was held in September 2010, in conjunction with a comprehensive 10-day entertainment schedule. Officially known as the Grand Prix Season
Singapore 2010, which led up to the final race which included parties, race-themed events, music concerts, exhibitions and dining & shopping experiences.
The Marina Bay Street Circuit (otherwise known as the Singapore GP Street Circuit) is a street circuit around the city state”s Marina Bay and is the venue for the Singapore Grand Prix. The track is 5.073 km (3.15 miles) long in a harbor side location similar in style to the Monaco Grand Prix and the new circuit in Valencia. The circuit is designed by KBR, Inc. and a modification of the original one first proposed by Hermann Tilke.
The race runs over three days. On Friday 23rd there will be two practices. On Saturday 24th, there will be another practice and then the Qualifying round, where the starting positions are determined in reverse order of the driver”s lap times. Sunday is the actual race, which starts at 8 pm local time and runs for 61 laps.
Grandstand seating and corporate entertainment hospitality areas lining the track will be able to accommodate more than 80,000 spectators, and many more in hospitality suites and yachts along the way. While the auto race is the main attraction, throughout the weekend there are hundreds of other related events and parties that will most certainly make it the major corporate entertainment event during that time in Asia.
General Information about the 2011 Singapore F1 Grand Prix:
Circuit Name: Marina Bay Street Circuit
Number of Laps: 61
Circuit Length: 5.073 km
Race Distance: 309.316 km
Lap Record: 1:45.599 – K Raikkonen (2008)