The Singapore F1 Pit Grandstand is on the start / finish straight of the Marina Bay street circuit. There’s also the Super-Pit grandstand seating, plus the Pit Entry and Pit Exit stands that you can watch the Formula 1 action from.
This guide provides all the information you need to help you choose your seats in one of the Pit grandstands at the Singapore Grand Prix. It includes example views, seating plans and tips on picking the best seats.
Singapore F1 Pit Grandstand location
It’s also directly opposite the Singapore Paddock Club, the most exclusive VIP experience at the GP.
The Super-Pit grandstand is part of the same stand, but these tickets just give you seats in the highest few rows of the stand.
The Pit Entry grandstand is on the right hand side of the circuit at Turn 19, the final corner of the track.
The Pit Exit grandstand is actually on the inside of the track at Turn 1 and has the pit lane exit pass right in front of it.
The following applies to the Singapore F1 Pit Grandstand, Super-Pit seats, Pit Entry and Pit Exit grandstands:
- The grandstands are uncovered and fully exposed to the elements. It rained hard in 2022 so be prepared to get wet!
- The grandstands have individual chairs with folding seats.
- There are giant TV Screens visible from each Pit grandstand. See the image below for their location.
Singapore F1 Pit Grandstand Tickets
Tickets for the Singapore Pit Grandstand can be purchased through the official Singapore GP website.
The Pit Grandstand is a popular choice and often sells out quickly, so you need to be fast if you want to try and grab some tickets once they’re released.
A 2023 weekend Adult ticket in the main Pit Grandstand was S$1388, around £800. The Super-Pit tickets are S$600 more expensive. Are they worth it? I don’t think so. Read on for more info on why.
Pit, Super-Pit, Pit Entry and Pit Exit grandstand tickets give you access to all four zones around the circuit park (much like a Singapore Premier Walkabout ticket, with the addition of having a reserved grandstand seat).
See our guide to purchasing Singapore F1 tickets for more information and alternative places to buy if they’re sold out on the official site.
Selecting your seat
Each grandstand is split into a number of different blocks. When choosing your grandstand you can select which block you’d like to sit in from the ones that are still available shown in pink.
Once you select a block you will automatically be assigned some seats based on the number of tickets you have requested.
If you’re assigned some seats you don’t want (front row, for example) my advice would be to choose another block. When I selected 2 seats for block A24 in the Pit Grandstand I was assigned seats in the front row. I then tried block A19 and I was given two seats in row 18; higher up and a much better view.
Alternatively you could get a friend to select the block you’re after and hopefully they’re assigned the seats you don’t want. If they leave those seats in their cart you can then start the process again and select some seats. The booking system will now have have to assign you some different seats.
Pit Grandstand Seating Plan
Below is the seating plan for the main Pit Grandstand only. As it shows, the blocks furthest to the left in the stand (as you look at the circuit) are the lower numbers.
The finish line and podium is directly in front of blocks A3 / A4 and the start line is directly in front of block A14.
You may want to sit directly opposite your favourite F1 team so you can see in to their garages and keep a close eye on their pit stops. If so, the garages are assigned based on the constructor’s championship results from the previous year.
The team that won the championship will be in the first pit garages opposite the lower block numbers of the Pit Grandstand. The teams at the bottom will be down the end of the pit lane opposite the higher block numbers of the stand, closer to Turn 1.
Pit Grandstand view
Pit Grandstand and Super-Pit Seats
From the Singapore F1 Pit Grandstand and Super-Pit seats you have a view of the whole start / finish straight. Depending on where in the stand you sit you may also be able to see a little bit of the final corner or the first corner.
The map below shows the areas of the circuit visible from the Pit Grandstand highlighted in pink.
The higher in the stand you sit, the better your vantage point and the more action you’re able to see. The Super-Pit seats will be the top few rows in the grandstand so these will have the best view, hence those tickets are more expensive.
If you sit in the front few rows you’ll be closest to the edge of the track but you’ll have the catch fence right in front of you. This makes it harder to see anything other than the cars as they pass you, as the video below shows filmed from block A13 row 1.
This next video was filmed from block A6 row 10.
This next video was filmed from block A14 row 15.
And this video was filmed from block 24, as far to the right and as close to Turn 1 as you can get in the Pit Grandstand.
Pit Entry Grandstand
The Pit Entry grandstand right on the outside of Turn 19 has views of the last two corners on the circuit, plus the pit lane entry.
The view to the right of this grandstand isn’t great as it’s set back from the edge of the track a little way. Plus there are some other buildings / stands directly to the right of it which block the view of the second half of the start / finish straight.
Pit Exit Grandstand
The Pit Exit grandstand on the inside of the circuit near the first corner also has quite limited views. To the left of the stand (as you look at the track) you lose the cars out of sight just after they apex Turn 1. There is also a large concrete pillar from the motorway flyover directly next to the stand on the left which blocks the view even more.
To the right of the stand you can see the last part of the start / finish straight which is the braking zone for Turn 1. You can also see the exit of the pit lane but not the point where the cars rejoin the circuit as that’s around Turn 2.
Opposite the pit exit grandstand is the Singapore Turn 1 grandstand.
Where's the best place to sit?
Personally I’d avoid the Singapore F1 Pit Entry and Pit Exit grandstands if I had a choice. The views from both are very limited and being small stands the atmosphere won’t be quite so electric.
The main Singapore Pit Grandstand is a much better place to sit. Not only can you see much more of the track, but you’ll have a view of the pit garages and pit lane action too.
If I was buying tickets I’d choose a high block number closer to Turn 1. The start / finish straight is one of the Singapore GP DRS zones so there’s often a lot of overtaking in to the first corner. Try and get the highest row number you can.
The Super-Pit Grandstand seats are a good chunk more expensive. Are they worth it? If you can get assigned some seats in a high row in the normal Pit Grandstand then I don’t think so. But if all that’s left are the lower rows then the view from the Super-Pit seats will be much better. Plus you get a little cushion, some food and drink and S$100 worth of F1 merch vouchers. Woohoo.
Nearest entrance gates / MRT stations.
The nearest entrances to the Pit Grandstands are:
- Gate 1: Close to Turns 1 / 2 / 3 and best for Pit Exit Grandstand / higher block numbers in the main Pit Grandstand. Right next to Nicoll Highway MRT station CC5.
- Gate 8: Close to Turns 17 / 18 / 19 and best for Pit Entry Grandstand / lower block numbers in the main Pit Grandstand. 400m from Bayfront MRT staion CE1 / DT16.
Distance to Padang stage / Zone 4
To walk to the Padang Stage where the major artists will be performing over the weekend will take at least 30 minutes. After the race has finished on Sunday you can actually walk along the circuit to get there.
Alternatively you could leave via the nearest entrance and take an MRT train to City Hall MRT station, close to the Padang Stage.
Addtionaly there’s the Wharf Stage in Zone 1 close to the Pit grandstand stand where some of the smaller artists will be performing during the weekend.