Announced in 2007 and held in 2008, the inaugural Singapore Grand Prix represented the first night race and first Asian street race in Formula One history. Staged on 5.065 kilometres of public roads around the Marina Bay area, the circuit utilises powerful lighting systems to replicate daylight conditions and the most stringent safety protocols ensure driver and spectator safety.
A feature unique to this race, the night schedule of the Singapore Grand Prix coincides with more regular Formula One running hours in Europe. Not only does this allow fans both on-site and across the world to enjoy the spectacle, it also eliminates the effect of jet lag for teams and drivers involved in the event.
Grandstand seating and hospitality areas lining the track can accommodate more than 90,000 spectators, while a permanent pit area with deluxe paddock facilities is located adjacent to the Singapore Flyer complex.