Everything you need to know about buying tickets for the 2021 Singapore Grand Prix on October 1-3, including detailed information on the best grandstands at Marina Bay Street Circuit.
This guide will be updated when ticket go on sale for the race in early 2021. Images © F1Destinations.com & Singapore GP. The Editor attended the Singapore Grand Prix in 2017, 2018 & 2019.
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.
Singapore Grand Prix Tickets: Need to Know
- Zones: The Marina Bay circuit is divided into four zones which control your entry and movement around the circuit. The more expensive grandstand tickets (and 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.
- Zone 1 Walkabout Combination: a good option for first-time visitors. You sit in the Pit Grandstand on Friday and Sunday, then have roaming Walkabout access in Zone 1 for race day.
- Single-day tickets: only available for some ticket categories, including Walkabout. Not yet on sale for 2020.
Singapore Grand Prix Grandstand Tickets
All Grandstands at the Singapore Grand Prix have at least one large TV screen where you can follow the on-track action. For the majority of grandstands at Singapore, we advise choosing a seat in the highest possible row (generally 12 and above) to get a better view of the circuit above 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.
Singapore Grand Prix Walkabout Tickets
Walkabout tickets at Marina Bay 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, some of which offer quite good elevation above the catch fencing, especially in Zone 1. In general, views can be obstructed and in some places, you will only get a fleeting view of the cars on the track.
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.
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. The more expensive Premier Walkabout tickets provide access to Zone 1, which is their biggest selling point. There are many less fans in Zone 1 and most have either a grandstand seat or access to hospitality, meaning there’s a better chance of bagging a good spot. 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.