Singapore Grand Prix
Highlights


Revisit the Singapore Grand Prix’s highlights since its establishment.

Date
Highlight
03 Sep 2013 Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull Racing claimed his third consecutive victory at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. Vettel also set the race’s fastest lap of 1 minute 48.574 on lap 46, an average speed of 167.940 kilometres per hour.
02 Sep 2013 The sixth instalment of the FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX recorded the highest attendance since the inaugural 2008 race, with a total of 262,527 visitors at the Marina Bay Street Circuit over the three-day sell-out race weekend.
02 Aug 2013 The chicane at Turn 10 (Singapore Sling) has been reconfigured by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and Singapore GP. Cars will now negotiate a single-apex left-hander.
01 Aug 2013 Singapore GP extended a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) for a further five years, which will see 1,000 ITE students undergo training and real-life work experience at the FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX annually.
01 Jul 2013 Singapore Telecommunications Limited has extended its partnership with Formula 1® to be the Title Sponsor for the 2013 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX. As part of the agreement, SingTel have also secured options to renew the title sponsorship until 2017.
01 Sep 2012 The reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel scored his second successive Marina Bay victory in a nail-biting race that delivered the winner after just 59 laps as it had gone beyond the two- hour time limit, a first in the country’s history.
01 Sep 2012 Singapore GP Pte Ltd exercised its option to extend the city’s contract to host a round of the FIA Formula 1™ World Championship for a further five-year period until 2017.
01 Sep 2011 One point is all that separates Sebastian Vettel from his second successive Drivers' World Championship after he claimed his first victory on Singapore's Marina Bay Street Circuit.
01 Jul 2011 Turn 10 barriers and street kerbs in the runoff areas of Turn 7 and Turn 14 have been realigned at the request of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).
01 May 2011 The 2011 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX is crowned 'Best Sport Event of the Year (International)' at the Singapore Sports Awards.
01 Dec 2010 The LG Live at 2010 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX was voted "Best Concert" and the race itself was voted "Best Global Showcase of Singapore" by lifestyle portal CNNGo.
01 Sep 2010 Fernando Alonso dominates the Marina Bay Street Circuit in his Ferrari, taking victory for the second time.
01 Jul 2010 The 5.073km track was resurfaced to reduce the bumpiness between Turns 3 and 7 as well as at Turns 14 and 19. The pit lane, which has been lowered by 1cm since 2009, was also resurfaced. The kerbs at the Singapore Sling (Turn 10) were adjusted to a more gradual curve to enable drivers to make safer exits from the chicane.
01 Sep 2009 Lewis Hamilton wins the 2009 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX in his McLaren.
01 Apr 2009 The Institute of Technical Education (ITE) and Singapore GP agree to jointly train and offer work experience to 1,000 students for four Grand Prix installments.
01 Mar 2009 Three corners on the Marina Bay Street Circuit are officially renamed. Turn 1 is renamed 'Sheares', Turn 7 'Memorial' and Turn 10 'Singapore Sling'.
01 Feb 2009 Following consultation with FIA and the teams, Singapore GP announces minor changes to Turns 1, 13 and 14 to improve overtaking, road surface improvements at Turns 5, 6 and 7, and revisions to the Pit Lane entry and exit as well as the Turn 22 runoff area.
01 Jan 2009 Singapore GP is awarded "Breakthrough Contribution to Tourism" for the 2008 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX (Singapore Experience Awards 2009, Singapore Tourism Board).
01 Dec 2008 Singapore GP is awarded the prestigious "Autosport Pioneering and Innovation Award" by Autosport Awards.
01 Dec 2008 Singapore GP scoops the "Promoter of the Year Award" by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile.
01 Nov 2008 The Singapore Grand Prix venue wins the international award for "Motor Sport Facility of the Year" by Professional Motor Sport World Expo 2008.
02 Sep 2008 Fernando Alonso scoops a controversial win at the inaugural 2008 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX in his Renault.
01 Sep 2008 FIA Race Director Charlie Whiting declares that the 5.067km track complies with the requirements of FIA and can be used for international racing.
01 Jul 2008 Completion of base building works at Pit Building.
01 Apr 2008 Commencement of three-month road resurfacing works at the Marina Bay Street Circuit by Land Transport Authority.
01 Oct 2007 FIA approves in principle the concept of the first night race in Formula One™ history.
01 Sep 2007 A second lighting test is conducted at the Paul Ricard High Tech Test Track in Le Castellet, France.
01 Aug 2007 Pit Building groundbreaking.
01 Jul 2007 The first lighting test is conducted at the Paul Ricard High Tech Test Track in Le Castellet, France, to study the system under real racing conditions.
01 Jul 2007 FIA announces the 2008 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX date.
02 May 2007 Singapore GP Pte Ltd acquires the Singapore Formula One rights for 5 + 2 years starting from the 2008 season.
01 May 2007 Singapore GP Pte Ltd is established.