F1 Singapore GP track layout changed from 2023 due to redevelopment of The Float @ Marina Bay
The construction of NS Square at the Marina Bay area is expected to complete by the end of 2026.
The Marina Bay Street Circuit for the Formula One (F1) Singapore Grand Prix will see changes from 2023.
This is due to the redevelopment of The Float @ Marina Bay. The floating platform will be turned into a new permanent space named NS Square, which will serve as a dedicated site for National Day Parades and featuring a National-Service themed gallery, community sports facilities and a public waterfront promenade.
Works are expected to be completed by the end of 2026.
During the construction period, the Singapore GP track will not include the Bay Grandstand.
The circuit length will be reduced from 5.063 kilometres to 4.928 kilometres, while the number of laps for the race will be increased from 61 to 63.
Turns 16 to 19 of the previous track layout will be realigned into a 397.9m straight, bringing the total number of turns to 19 from the original 23.
Simulations based on a 2020 Formula 1 car indicate the best qualifying time at around one minute and 30 seconds, and the qualifying best lap time at around one minute and 27 seconds, according to the race promoter Singapore GP.
The F1 Singapore GP 2023 will be held from Sep 14 to 17. Tickets are already available, with early bird prices for individual grandstand packages ranging from $298 to $1,788.