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Tickets – 2017 Singapore Grand Prix

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Your guide to buying tickets for the 2017 Singapore Grand Prix on September 15-17. The best places to watch the F1 night race, including full analysis of grandstands and walkabout tickets.

Images kindly supplied by Singapore GP.

No matter which grandstand (or walkabout ticket) you choose, you won’t get a view of much more than the section of track directly in front of you. That’s the nature of a street circuit, but the thrill of F1 action under lights and the amazing backdrop of the Singapore skyline by night go a long way to compensating for this. Add to this the vibrant trackside atmosphere and daily concerts by some big name acts, and you have the recipe for a unique F1 experience. The Singapore Grand Prix is an immensely popular sporting event, drawing both locals and up to 40 000 tourists to Marina Bay each September. The best ticket categories do sell out in advance, so get in quick if you want to secure your tickets for the tenth anniversary race.

Early-bird discounts (averaging 10-15%) apply until May 8, 2017. Further discounts are available when you buy multiple tickets. Buy your Singapore Grand Prix tickets at the best prices from our exclusive partner, Gootickets.

2017 Singapore Grand Prix tickets (3 days)

 ZoneEarly-bird* / Normal price SGD
Grandstands
Turn 3 Premier1,2,3,4n/a / $2128
Super PIt (new)1,2,3,4$1288 / $1488
PIt / Turn 1 / Turn 21,2,3,4$1088 / $1288
Connaught4$598 / $698
Padang4$498 / $598
Stamford4$398 / $498
Esplanade Waterfront4$368 / $398
Bay3,4$278 / $298
Walkabout
Premier1,2,3,4$448 / $498
Zone 44$248 / $268
*Early-bird prices apply to May 8, 2017

2017 Singapore GP Combination Packages (3 days)

CategoryFriday-Saturday-SundayEarly-bird / Regular price SGD
Pit CombinationPadang-Bay-Pit$888 / $ 988
Zone 1 Walkabout CombinationPit-Pit-Premier Walkabout
$598 / $698
Padang CombinationBay-Pit-Padang$598 / $698
Bay CombinationPit-Padang-Bay
$498 / $598
*Early-bird prices apply to May 8, 2017

Zones

The Marina Bay circuit Singapore is divided into four zones which control entry and movement for fans (see map above) . The more expensive Grandstand tickets (as well as the Premier Walkabout tickets) offer access to all four zones, whilst other tickets limit your access to just one or two zones. Singapore is famous for the concerts which take place after the on-track action each night on two main stages in Zone 1 and Zone 4 (Padang Stage). If you are keen to see one of this year’s acts then be sure to make sure your ticket gives you access to the zone where the concert is taking place.

Download a detailed Marina Bay circuit map, featuring the location of all zones, grandstands, entry gates and points of interest. Map courtesy singaporegp.sg

Combination Packages

The combination packages provide a seat in a different grandstand on each day of the weekend, and are a good choice for first time visitors. The more expensive packages ensure you will have a seat in one of the better grandstands on race day (such as the Pit or Turn 1 Grandstands), while the cheaper packages will give you a seat in one of the better grandstands on Friday or Saturday and a race day ticket in the cheaper Bay or Padang Grandstands.

Single-Day Tickets

The majority of Singapore Grand Prix tickets are sold for all three days. Sunday-only tickets are available in the Pit Grandstand at a price of $838 SGD (early bird) or $888 SGD (normal price). Good value single-day Walkabout tickets for Zone 4 used to also be sold, but this popular option was discontinued in 2015.

Singapore Grand Prix Premium & VIP Tickets

There’s a wider selection of premium tickets available in Singapore than at other Grands Prix. Premium ticket holders have access to Zones 1,2,3,4 as well as food and drink included in the ticket price. Here are some of the premium tickets offered in Singapore:

  • The Premier Grandstand at Turn 3 (3-day tickets for $2128 SGD – no early bird discount) offers fans daily vouchers to be redeemed at the premium food & drink outlets next to the Grandstand as well as other freebies.
  • The Green Room, also at Turn 3 and above the Premier Grandstand (3-day tickets for $4277 SGD) offers an air-conditioned dining room with free bar and outdoor viewing balcony.
  • Club Suite tickets (located on the pit straight or Turn 1/2) are priced at $6153 SGD
  • Sky Suite tickets (located on the pit straight or Turn 1/2/3) are priced at $7865 SGD
  • Paddock Club tickets are priced at €6349
  • All corporate tickets are available via Gootickets.

Analysis of Grandstand & Walkabout tickets

  • All Grandstands have at least one large TV screen for fans to follow the action.
  • For the majority of grandstands at Singapore, we advise going for a seat in the highest possible row (generally 12 and above) to get a better view of the circuit and not have your view limited by the catch fencing. This advice is not valid for Bay Grandstand, where it’s a good idea to not be too high, more on this below.

Pit

The Pit grandstand, which offers access to Zones 1,2,3,4, stretches the length of the start/finish straight and is comprised of sections AA and AB (near the final turn 23) and sections A1-A22. Sections A3 and A4 have the best view of the podium celebrations, A15 is right on the start line and the higher numbered sections are closer to turn 1. Each section of the Pit grandstand has 16 rows – get a seat in the higher rows if you can. These seats are best for action in the pits and the start/end of the race, rather than for on-track action. For the same money, the Turn 1 and 2 grandstands are a much better choice.

Turn 1

Offering access to Zones 1,2,3,4, the Turn 1 Grandstand is split into sections A2-A8 and has 20 rows. The lowered numbered sections, A2-A5, are located before the corner so you will be mainly looking at the rear of the cars. The pick of the seats here are in A7, close to the track and right on the apex of Turn 1, where you can also see the cars enter Turns 2 and 3. Sections A8-A9 are set back from the track but also have a good panoramic view of the main straight, pit exit and opening corners.

Turn 2

Offering access to Zones 1,2,3,4, the Turn 2 Grandstand is split into sections A1-A6 and faces back down the pit straight. Fans seated here have a view of the opening three corners of the Marina Bay circuit as well as the pit exit. The A1 section has a view straight down the pit straight (great for the start) whilst the A6 section is closer to turn 3. Recommended.

Turn 3

Access to Zones 1,2,3,4. The grandstand and hospitality area located on the outside of Turn 3 offer some great views of the opening three corners of the circuit as well as the pit exit, but the prices are high and a little hard to justify. Buy a Turn 2 grandstand seat instead and you will not only get a similar view, you will also save almost $1000 SGD (on the Turn 3 Premier price).

Connaught

Access to Zone 4 only. A decent mid-price choice for on-track action, the Connaught Grandstand is located on the inside of Turn 14, where several incidents have happened over the past few years. There are eight sections in Connaught, A1-A8. The lowered numbered sections A1-A3 (with only seven rows) are best to avoid as they are located before the corner. The better choices are A4-A8. Get a seat in the back row here (row 15) and you will also get a view over the back of the grandstand to Turn 8.

Stamford

Access to Zone 4 only. The Stamford Grandstand has seven sections, A1-A7 located between Turn 7 (lowered numbered sections) and Turn 8 (higher numbered sections). Turn 7 (Memorial) is a slow left-hander offering overtaking opportunities and so it’s probably better to choose a low numbered section at Stamford, even though some seats in the higher numbered sections also afford a view of Turn 14 (as well as Turn 8). Rows in Stamford are numbered up to 24 and higher is better in this stand, as with most grandstands at Marina Bay.

Esplanade Waterfront

Access to Zone 4 only. Next to the water on Marina Bay, the Esplanade Waterfront Grandstand is located on the outside of the circuit between the slow-speed Turns 16 and 17 (the location of Nelson Piquet’s infamous accident in 2008). There are three sections, A1-A3. The best option here is A3 (also the highest part of the stand) where you can also see the cars approach Turn 18. This stand is also close to the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre with entertainment and food/drink outlets. Recommended.

Padang

Access to Zone 4 only. Padang is a large grandstand located on the inside of the circuit between Turns 9 and 10. Sections are numbered A1-A10 and B1-B11. If you go for this grandstand, the best sections are those closest to the corners – low-numbered A sections for Turn 9 and high-numbered B sections for Turn 10. Padang is not a great choice for on-track action, but is worth considering for its proximity to the Padang stage where the biggest concerts take place over the weekend. It’s also close to the F1 Village and Hawker Village.

Bay

Access to Zones 3, 4. The Bay Grandstand is both the cheapest and largest at Marina Bay and is the only permanent grandstand at the circuit. Unlike other grandstands, Bay is colour-coded. The grandstand has 83 rows and the normal advice for Singapore, to sit as high up as possible, doesn’t apply here. You will limit your view of the track and TV screens if you are higher than about row 30. The best sections are on each end – Dark Blue for turns 16-17 and Light/Dark Green for turns 18-19, where the cars literally disappear underneath the stand.

Top Tip: the best days to take advantage of the Walkabout tickets are Friday and Saturday when there are less fans competing for space on the viewing platforms. A good strategy is to check out the different views on the first days, chose your preferred spot, then get there early on Sunday to claim it for the race.

Been to the Marina Bay street circuit for the Singapore Grand Prix? Leave a comment below and tell us your favorite place to watch the action!

Walkabout

Two types of Walkabout Tickets are sold in Singapore – for Zone 4 only and for all zones (Premier Walkabout). Both are available as a three-day pass. Walkabout tickets in Singapore are the equivalent of General Admission tickets at other races – you don’t get a reserved seat. Instead, there are bleacher-style viewing platforms around the track. Don’t expect the best views of the action, which are reserved for the grandstands. Views can be obstructed and in some places, you will only get a fleeting view of the cars on the track.

The more expensive Premier Walkabout tickets give you plenty of flexibility to check out different corners, but are more expensive than the cheapest Bay Grandstand and you should only consider this option if you are ready to cover a lot of ground (in Singapore’s heat and humidity) to get your money’s worth. Some of the best viewing areas for Premier Walkabout ticket-holders include the opening turns 1-3, turn 5 (where you can get very close to the action) and the final turns 22-23. Zone 4 tickets are a good budget choice with access to viewing platforms on Esplanade Drive and Raffles Avenue as well as entry to the biggest concerts each day on the Padang Stage.

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Andrew Balfour is the Founder and Editor of F1Destinations.com. He originally hails from Adelaide, where he went to his first F1 race way back in 1987. He's been resident in Europe for almost 15 years and travels regularly to F1 races around the world.

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  1. Aditi Kanakia says:

    How do I get to know which ticket gets me better view for the concerts?

    • Editor says:

      Hi Aditi. The tickets are for the on-track racing – there are no seats which offer a view of the concert stages. The biggest concerts are held on the Padang Stage in Zone 4, which is accessible to all ticketholders (this year, Pharrell Williams is playing on Friday, September 18 and Maroon 5 is playing on Saturday, September 19). There is a smaller stage in Zone 1 called the Village Stage (Spandau Ballet is playing there this year on Saturday, September 19). If you want to see this concert, you need to ensure that the ticket you buy gives you access to Zone 1. I hope that helps.

  2. PG says:

    Thank you for this helpful review of the tickets. I am looking at either one of the mid-priced 3-day Grandstand tickets (e.g. Connaught, Stamford or Esplanade) or one of the combination packages, probably the Padang Combination. I like the idea of the combination package due to the variety and increased access to all zones on the Saturday, but am put off by having to compromise on the view on race day. This will be my first Grand Prix and I want to make the most of the overall experience- do you have any advice as to which tickets might suit me best? Thanks

    • Editor says:

      Hi, thanks for your question. As it is your first race, I would go for a combination package so you can get different views over the weekend. For me, the experience of walking around the different parts of the track is just as good as sitting in your seat. If you take the Padang combination ticket, you won’t see the race start/finish, but you will save a few dollars and still get to see how everything works. Have a great weekend!

  3. Andrei says:

    This will be the first time for my wife and I to watch F1. Is it ok to watch on Friday or is it really better to watch on Saturday? Thanks!

    • Editor says:

      Hi Andrei, if it’s your first time at a race, you will enjoy the action on Friday. There are still two F1 sessions and lots going on. Be quick though, as Friday tickets are the cheapest and always sell out first! Hope you enjoy the experience.

  4. Gev says:

    I have a ticket for Sept. 20 Sunday, can we see the Maroon 5 concert on Saturday even though we only have the sunday ticket? tnx

  5. Karen says:

    Hi – My husband and I are flying into Singapore on Saturday night the 17th, is it possible to buy a one day ticket for the Sunday or do we have to buy a 3 day pass. Can you tell me what time the event opens and closes on Saturday – thanks

    • Editor says:

      Hi Karen. The circuit is open from 3pm to midnight each day of the weekend. The majority of tickets are for three days, but there is a Sunday-only zone 1 ticket for $838 SGD (until May 2), which gives you a seat in the Pit Straight Grandstand. If you think you will make it on Saturday night, then buy one of the cheaper 3-day tickets so you can get access (for the concerts too).

  6. Bryan says:

    Hi, firstly thank you for you detailed report above, very informative. I’m looking at buying 2 tickets in turn 2 grandstand, could you give me a little help as in what section and row to sit in please? A good view of the track and also the tv screen would be great, went to the Belgium GP last year at Eua Rouge and my only issue was the tv screen was so far away!

    Looking forward to hearing your response
    Bryan

    • Editor says:

      Hi Bryan, thanks for getting in touch. Turn 2 is a good choice at Marina Bay. I haven’t personally sat in that grandstand, but the A1 section is a good choice, as you get views down the pit straight. The downside is you are a little further from the track. Always go for higher row seats if you can so your views aren’t so obscured by the catch fencing. Enjoy the weekend!

  7. David says:

    Hi,

    I’m looking at getting two tickets for the pit straight. I see that it goes from block A1 to A22 – which block would put me in front of the cars as they start as well as directly in front of a TV screen?

    Many thanks

    • David says:

      Also – I see you recommended the Turn 2 Grandstand. Does this have a view of a TV screen?

      • Editor says:

        Hi David,
        Yes, all grandstands have a view of a TV screen. Sorry, I can’t be more specific on the best blocks in each grandstand to give the best TV screen views. Enjoy!

    • Editor says:

      Hi David,
      In the pit straight grandstand, block A14 will put you right on the start line (A4 for finish line and A1 for podium). I am not sure on the exact placement of the TV screens, sorry. If you want to see the seating map for each grandstand, go to singaporegp.sg and select the ‘Buy Now’ button.

  8. Johnny says:

    Hi me n my frnds are first timers to F1 we r very much into buying walkabout tickets or bay grandstand tickets,we are bit confused what is the best tickets to buy ? Also does this both tickets has access to concerts on all 3 nights. .tks

    • Editor says:

      Hi Johnny, both tickets give you access on all 3 nights to the big Padang Stage in Zone 4, where all the headline concerts are held. There’s also a smaller stage in Zone 1 that can also have some good concerts. You won’t get access with the Bay Grandstand ticket, which only gets you into Zones 3 and 4. Bay Grandstand is not the best, but it can be good to have somewhere to sit for the race itself, and the rest of the time you can wander around in the Zone 3 and 4 walkabout areas. Enjoy the race!

  9. Antonello Abela says:

    Would you recommend me buying a ticket for Esplanade Waterfront please?

    What advantages does it have in contrast to the other sectors?

    Thanks.

  10. David says:

    HI – the ticket allocation is automatic on Singapore F1 tickets site. how can I follow your recommendations for best seating areas?

    • Editor says:

      Hi David, if you want to buy on the official website (singaporegp.sg), you need to click on ‘buy now’ and then it will give you the ability to choose your zone and specific seats. If you want to buy from another ticket outlet, you will need to call them directly for specific zones/seats.

  11. Emma says:

    Hi,

    We plan on travelling with our children and would like to know what the best hotel with a balcony is to watch the Singapore race from

  12. Bodj says:

    Hi! Is there a significant difference between the Padang Combination and Bay Combination tickets? There is a 100 SGD difference between the two and we’re wondering if we could get a better experience if we opt for the more expensive ticket (Padang Combination). Thanks.

  13. Bodj says:

    Thank you for the prompt reply. This blog is by far the most informative and it helped us a lot in choosing the right seats for our budget. Kudos and keep ’em coming!

  14. suraj sharma says:

    Hi,
    i’m going to Singapore 28 December 2016 with my family.would you recommend me which the best familiar hotel in Singapore?

  15. AnnS says:

    Hi Andrew,

    Thanks for your in depth analysis.I’m from Adelaide originally too.
    Can I please get your recommendation on best ticket to buy for first time to Singapore Formula 1. It’s my partner’s 50th in September so it will be a surprise. He really loves Formula 1 and has been to a Melbourne one before. Thinking of the Pit combination package with pit grandstand on Sunday. Can you recommend some good seats where you get to see some turns like turn 1 or 2? Thanks

  16. GARY0412 says:

    Hi, is there any tickets counters near the gates that day?
    Is it possible to buy regular tickets?

    • Editor says:

      Hello Gary, there are ticket booths near most gate entrances (plus at points around the city). Not sure what you mean by regular tickets, but if you are talking about the cheapest ‘Walkabout’ or General Admission tickets, they do sell out before the race, so best to buy online now if you can. Good luck!

  17. Joe says:

    This is a great summary. I learned a lot. Thank you…

    When I look for tickets online, they usually don’t provide a row or seat. How do I apply your advice and sit higher or lower in different sections if they don’t tell me where I’m sitting?

    Also…When will I eventually learn my seat number?

    Thanks…

    • Editor says:

      Hi Joe, if you are booking on the official SingaporeGP.sg website, you can choose yourself after you click ‘Buy Now’. For other ticket companies (e.g. Gootickets, BookF1), your best bet to get the row/seat you are after is to call the ticket company before you book. If you have already booked and don’t know, I guess you will have to wait until your tickets arrive! Enjoy the F1 night race!

  18. Eleonora Darryl says:

    Hi, I want to ask you what are the privileges that I can get from the singapore gp 2016 ticket?

    Thanks

    • Hi these could be described a pre-marital privledges that could be, in assistance to a paddock pass and espresso tent access, via the rear flap at the back of the motorhome. Does this help?

  19. Can I still get 2 zone 4 passes please? Some error on site saying sold out? Or can I buy at gate?

    • Editor says:

      Hi, the 3-day Zone 4 walkabout tickets ($268 SGD) are sold out for 2016 and won’t be available at the gate. However, you can still purchase 3-day Zone 1-4 walkabout tickets ($498 SGD) at singaporegp.sg. Single day Zone 4 walkabout tickets are also still available (Friday $78 SGD / Saturday $168 SGD / Sunday $198 SGD).

      • Thanks very much mate, ended up buying 2 x premium walkabout tickets for $498 SGD so all in for the race, and hopefully the local government don’t seed the rain clouds so we get our first ever taste of an exciting wet night grand prix! What a spectacle that would be!

  20. Phil says:

    Great site … Well done – do you know if the premium walkabout 3-day (zones 1,2,3,4) provides any access to grandstands or are they off-limits?

    • Editor says:

      Hi Phil, there’s no grandstand access for walkabout ticket holders. You may get lucky and find a way in on Friday when the grandstands are less busy:)

  21. Sam says:

    Im on a tight budget, can you help me choose between Bay Grandstand vs Zone 4 Walkabout. Which will allow me to “Follow” the race & the quali better ? Thanks

    • Editor says:

      Hi Sam, if following the race is more important for you, then choose the Bay Grandstand where you will get a seat and (hopefully a decent) view of a big screen TV. Personally, I prefer to ‘explore’ the track and check out the different vantage points rather than sitting in one place the whole weekend, so I would definitely go for a walkabout ticket. Cheers, Andrew Balfour

      • Sam says:

        Thanks for the reply, I will go for walkabout (By when do they sell out ? & One more question.

        Do they open the gates for track invasion like Sepang and Monza or is in only reserved for the Gran stand ticket holders ?

        Thank you for your help !

        • Editor says:

          Hi Sam. Yes, they do open the gates for a track invasion after the race. There’s more info in our Trackside guide: “access is granted to fans in Zone 1 via a gate at the public viewing platform in front of the Turn 1 grandstand. A gate is also opened right opposite the podium allowing fans in the Pit Grandstand to enter the track.” That means you will need to have a Zone 1-4 walkabout ticket (rather than just Zone 4 walkabout). Best to buy before May 8 to get the early bird discount.

  22. Sebastian Jimenez says:

    Hi Andrew! Great site, thank you very much for the info. Which would you recommend between Stamford grandstand and Esplanade Waterfront?

    • Editor says:

      Hi Sebastian, if you can afford it, pay a bit extra for the Stamford grandstand tickets. The views are a bit better and there’s always an incident or two at this section of track.

  23. rosie charlton says:

    Hi we are hunting as a group of 4 for best 3 day tix options in the either SuperPit grandstand (is that new this year as a ‘new’ sticker next to it on web site) or good seats for turn 1.
    Which would you go for and are there better rows in either to clear the fences which do obstruct the view a little.

    Thks Rosie

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