Marina Bay Circuit To Be Revamped
This is to make space for an events venue
So the Marina Bay Circuit is about to be updated and it will take place from the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023. This is because of redevelopment of The Float at Marina Bay into a permanent community and events venue which will be called “NS Square.”
NS Square is described as a distinctive, attractive and flexible community and events venue as well as a dedicated site for the Singapore National Day Parades. It is also said to feature a National Service-themed gallery, hence the name, as well as community sports facilities and a new public waterfront promenade.
Moreover, works on the Marina Bay Circuit are slated to begin in March of 2023 and are projected to be completed by the end of 2026. This also means the track will no longer include the Bay Grandstand for as long as the redevelopments are ongoing.
Also, the revised circuit layout will also be reduced to 4.928km while the number of laps increased to 63 to keep things relatively similar. What’s more, turns 16 to 19 of the previous layout will end up being realigned into a 397.9m long stretch of straight road, bringing the total number of turns to 19 overall.
Additionally, 2020 Formula 1 car simulations suggest that the best qualifying lap time on this new Marina Bay Circuit track should be approximately 01:27.7, with the minimum race time expected to be somewhere around 01:30:34 on the new track as well.
For now, The changes are subject to the approval of world motorsport governing body Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). Further information will be released when the changes are finalized.
For those interested in the races, tickets to the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023 are on sale now at early bird prices via the race organizer Singapore GP’s official website.
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