The Republic Grandstand at the Singapore F1 was new for 2023, and will be in use for the next few years.
I’ve put together this guide to the Raffles Grandstand which includes examples of the view, my tips on getting the best seats and other info to help you choose your tickets for the Singapore Grand Prix.
Republic Grandstand location
The Republic Grandstand is on the inside of Turn 5 of the Singapore GP track layout.
It’s directly opposite to the Raffles Grandstand which is across the track on the outside of the corner.
The Republic Grandstand is in Zone 1 of the Marina Bay circuit park.
Republic Grandstand details
Republic Grandstand is completely uncovered and exposed to the weather.
The Singapore Grand Prix is at night so you don’t need to worry about the sun. But it will be very humid and there’s always a chance of rain. Check out my guide to the Singapore GP dress code for some tips on what to wear to stay comfortable.
The seats are individual chairs with folding seat bases.
There’s one large TV screen on the other side of the track just to the left. This is big enough to be seen from all seats in the grandstand.
Republic Grandstand F1 Tickets
Tickets for the Raffles Grandstand can be purchased through the official Singapore GP website.
A 3-day ticket for the 2024 Singapore GP in the Republic Grandstand costs S$798
Tickets include free rides on the Singapore Flyer observation wheel
Tickets include access to all Zones (1, 2, 3 and 4) around the circuit. That’s the same access as a Premier Walkabout ticket has, but with the addition of a reserved grandstand seat all weekend
This is the cheapest grandstand which gives you this all-zone access
Tickets also include access to all Singapore F1 concerts around the circuit during the F1 weekend
See my guide to Singapore F1 tickets for more info and alternative places to purchase if they’re sold out on the official site.
Republic Grandstand seating plan
Below is the seating plan for the Republic Grandstand at the Singapore F1.
As the seating plan shows the grandstand is split in to three sections; A1, A2 and A3. Section A1 is the closest to the entry of Turn 5 and section A3 is the closest to the corner exit.
The grandstand is steeply tiered. Row 1 is the front row lowest down and Row 27 is the back row highest up.
Seat numbers increase from right to left (as you stand on the track and look up at the stand). The seat numbers start from 1 at the beginning of each section.
Choosing your seats
With all Singapore GP grandstand tickets you can only select which section of the stand you want to sit in, you cannot select your specific seat or row.
For the Republic Grandstand at the Singapore F1 the same thing applies. Once you select either section A1, A2 or A3 you will then automatically be assigned some seats.
If you don’t like the ones you’ve been assigned, leave them in your shopping cart and start the booking process again.
You may be assigned some better seats next time round. If so, remove the unwanted ones from your cart and proceed with the better ones.
Republic Grandstand view
From the Republic Grandstand you can see the cars enter Turn 5, hit the apex of the corner and just about see them exit the turn as well.
The map below shows the areas of track visible from this grandstand highlighted in green.
Sitting lower down in the stand nearer the front gives you a slightly narrow field of view and puts you closer to the safety fence.
Sitting higher up gives you a much wider perspective.
The video below was filmed from section A1, Row 10, seat 19. Video credit Carrie Baker.
This next video was filmed from section A1, Row 20, seat 17. Video credit Rachel Hocking.
And this video was filmed from the back row, row 27, between sections A1 and A2. Video credit Tegan Pobjie.
As the videos show, the Republic Grandstand is quite steeply tiered.
Whilst that means everyone has a good view of the corner and corner entry, it also means that the stand gets in its own way and blocks the view of the corner exit.
Unless you’re sat on the extreme right hand side of the stand (as you look at the track) then you’re never going to have a very good view of the exit of Turn 5.
Best seats in the Republic Grandstand
Personally I’d try and get seats on the extreme left hand side at the back of the stand. Section A1, seat 1, rows 20 and above would be the best, as from here you can look to your left and see the cars enter the corner much earlier on.
Being allocated those exact seats is unlikely, but I’d always try and go for seats in rows 20 and above. The higher seats give a much wider vantage point, just like the third video above shows.
Is the Republic Grandstand a good place to sit?
First and foremost the Republic Grandstand at the Singapor F1 is the cheapest grandstand that gives you access to all zones around the Marina Bay circuit. So you can go to the Fan Zone in Zone 1, the Padang Stage in Zone 4 and everything else in between.
Being the cheapest grandstand in this category it’s unlikely you’ll see much incredible racing or overtaking. Luckily Turn 5 is a slow / medium-speed corner so you’ll see the cars for longer than if you were sat along a fast straight.
The Raffles Grandstand on the other side of the track is slightly more expensive but offers a different perspective of the same corner. Check that out first, but I prefer the Republic Grandstand.
Nearest entrance & MRT station
Gate 2 is the nearest spectator entrance to the Republic Grandstand.
The nearest MRT station to Gate 2 is the Promenade Station (CC4 / DT15). This is a really short walk away from the entrance.
See my guide to entrances & MRT stations at the Singapore GP for more information on how to get to the circuit.
For information on precise timings across the weekend, check out the full Singapore GP schedule.