Is Singapore GP a night race?

Know all about Singapore GP being a night race with the help of this article.

Singapore Grand Prix
Singapore Grand Prix

The Singapore GP is well known all over the globe for the glitz and glam it brings whenever F1 is in town, if this was not enough, the spectacle is also a street race that takes place at the Marina Bay Circuit at night.

In 2008 Singapore became the first venue where a night race was held for the very first time in the history of F1. Since then, only night races have taken place at the Iconic venue when it comes to the pinnacle of motor racing.

The Marina Bay Circuit is 5.063 km long and the race takes place for a total distance of 61 laps which accounts to be around 308.706 km.

Since the first race in 2008, the Singapore GP has been a hit among F1 fans, and one of the main reasons behind the huge hype, around the race is the fact that it takes place at night, under the bright lights which add to the spectacle a lot.

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Singapore GP is also one of the most humid races on an F1 calendar

Singapore GP
Singapore GP

While the Singapore GP, over the years has become a fan favorite, there is one thing that makes the event extremely challenging for the drivers whenever F1 hits town.

Singapore is about 85 miles away from the equator, and hence the humidity levels at night are extremely high. Moreover, the air temperatures, and being surrounded by fireproof Normax also play their part in making the race a physically demanding race.

However, despite the cons that the race has got for the various F1 teams, the night race is adored by fans all over the globe for the challenge it poses for the drivers and the nerve-wreaking action that it has produced over the years.

Singapore Grand Prix
Singapore Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel has been the most successful F1 driver in Singapore who has managed to win the night race for a record 5-times in the history of the sport.

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Rishabh Negi is an F1 author at FirstSportz who ardently follows Formula One and is also a passionate supporter of the Arsenal football team. He has done his Master's degree from the Delhi School of Economics and sees writing about F1, as something, that provides him solace to disconnect from the everyday chaos of life.