Singapore GP increases grandstand capacity

In response to the huge demand for tickets to the Singapore Grand Prix, organisers have increased the spectator capacity around the circuit.

90 percent of tickets for the race weekend have already sold out and so organisers have decided to add some additional seating to the track. The grandstand on the final corner is to be extended, and Turn 14 will have a new stand constructed. When the work is complete, there will be an extra 1,500 seats available.

Race organisers have also changed the number designations of some of the corners Turns 10 and 11 were previously set as the left-right-left in close succession. The corners have now been relabelled as Turns 10 A, B and C, meaning the track now officially has just 23 turns.

“What was Turns 10 and 11 was actually three corners close together, which were created to provide the right corner speed due to the lack of straight ahead run off in this part of the circuit,” Michael McDonough, Singapore Grand Prix director explained.

“As it’s created around what is in effect the approach to one corner, it was determined that one turn number (10) should be used, with A, B, and C to determine the changes in geometry through the turn.”