Motor Racing

New single-day tickets for this year’s F1 race

Published: 4:00 AM, January 12, 2017

SINGAPORE – Fans of Formula One’s (F1) only night race will have yet another option to be involved in the Singapore Grand Prix (SGP) after it was announced yesterday that single-day tickets will be available.

Race organiser Singapore GP will, for the first time, offer single-day tickets as part of its ticketing specials in celebration of the SGP’s 10th anniversary this year.

Singapore’s deal to host the race expires this year, with the F1 and Singapore government yet to come to an agreement to renew it, though contract talks are reportedly ongoing.

These single-day tickets will be for selected grandstands and the Premier Walkabout category, allowing fans to “customise” their experience.

They are priced from S$128 and will be on sale from 9am today. Tickets are limited and a single customer can only purchase up to 12.

“The Single-Day Ticket Specials is in addition to a slew of new ticketing offerings, including a junior ticket category, a Super Pit ticket, three new Combinations (Pit, Padang and Stamford Combination) as well as the recently announced interest-free instalment plan for Grandstand and Combination ticket purchases,” said a Singapore GP statement.

More than 73,000 fans turned up daily over three days of race action last year, though these are uncertain times for the iconic race. Ticket sales last year were the worst in its nine-year history, with overall take-up 15 per cent lower than average attendance since 2008.

It costs around S$150 million to organise each Grand Prix race, with the Government co-funding 60 per cent of approved costs, though this is offset by the nearly S$150 million of incremental tourism receipts annually.

This year’s SGP has been confirmed to be held from Sept 15 to 17. Tickets are already on sale on its website, hotline and at authorised agents. TEO TENG KIAT