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Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore

by WCC on June 13, 2012

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The Marina Bay Street Circuit is a temporary motor racing circuit in Singapore . On the street circuit is since 2008 the Singapore Grand Prix in the Formula 1 instead. The course is located in the Marina Bay waterfront in the city-state of Singapore and is thus by its proximity to the atmospheric water Monaco Grand Prix and also the first time in 2008 at the Valencia Street Circuit discharged the Grand Prix of Europe are very similar. It was also the first time held in the Formula 1 night race in history. Both the race and the qualifying and practice sessions are under artificial lighting through out. However, it was announced that the asphalt run-off areas less bright light to thereby counteract the driver of a mess. By staging a night race in the East Asian area, viewers in Europe, the Grand Prix track in the afternoon as usual, which helped improve the television ratings will affect.

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Marina Bay Street Circuit

The track runs anti- clockwise direction and 70% on public roads, so it as a temporary race track is known. The curve is typical for a street circuit only partially, although there are numerous 90-degree curves that can be traveled only very slowly, but also high-speed passages that are happening to almost 300 km / h, which for a course on public road runs exceptionally fast. The Marina Bay Street Circuit, according to Bernie Ecclestone to be the fastest street circuit in the history of Formula 1. The number of 26 turns (15 left, 11 right) is currently the highest in the Formula 1 calendar and asked the transmission through the numerous shifts from far. [3] The course has been made ​​very wide, measure the narrowest point of the route ten meters, which corresponds to the circuit in Monaco, the widest point.


The newly start-finish area is located in the eastern district of Marina Bay in the Benjamin Sheares Bridge , under which the course passes a total of four times. A new section of the course that will turn on the normal roads – the first Republic Boulevard , then the Raffles Boulevard . At the end of this road and the speed limit is reached. After three 90-degree curves lead to the St Andrew’s Road along the Padang as well as some old buildings from the British colonial period as the Old Supreme Court Building . Is named after a line followed by the triple-bullying, the “Singapore Sling”. This is followed by the nearly 100-year-old Anderson Bridge , the narrowest part of the racetrack. A slow turn to the old Fullerton Hotel leads the broad Esplanade Bridge back in the modern district of Marina Bay . At the Esplanade theater a right turn leads to the last section of the course, consisting of some slow 90 degree turns. Here, the course will pass under a grandstand before the Singapore Flyer leads to twice the target curve.

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Marina Bay Street Circuit Map

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