A Lap of the Singapore Grand Prix on Foot
In ten days, the lights will go out to start the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix. In just over a week, the first practice sessions will take place on the streets right in the heart of the city-state. Right now, I’m ampped!
I attended every edition of this race faithfully for the last six seasons, and I spent good money that could have gone towards another holiday on watching the racing up close. This year will be no different. A world-class race that the F1 circus enjoys attending and that I could easily commute to via public transport is one of the few things that make me happy to live here.
One of my favourite things to do in the days leading up to the race is to walk the Marina Bay street circuit and see it take shape around me, and it is entirely possible up to midnight on Wednesday evening. A section around the paddock will be off-limits but I can still see the corners up-close and admire the landmarks from the middle of the street, which would be suicide at any other time of the year!
I’ve put together a gallery to take you on a walking tour around the track. With the exception of the first, penultimate and last photos, I photographed at ground level at different times of the day before the Singapore Grand Prix weekend. That means anyone can enjoy the same views that I managed to capture, and then some.
Over the next few days, I’ll run a couple of articles about making the best of the weekend. I’ll walk the 5-km track again with a few Couchsurfing friends too, so say hi and join in if you’re around!
Now that you’ve seen a lap of the track, find out my secrets for the Grand Prix weekend.