Image credit Justin Macree
The Stamford Grandstand at the Singapore Grand Prix is the cheapest grandstand seat at the Marina Bay street circuit.
It’s just after Turn 7 which is a hotspot for overtaking as it’s at the end of a long DRS zone.
This guide provides all the information you need to know about the Stamford grandstand if you’re considering buying tickets here.
It includes examples of the view, a seating plan, tips for grabbing the best seats and how and where to buy your tickets.
Stamford Grandstand location
The Stamford Grandstand at the Singapore Grand Prix is located on the outside (right-hand side) of the Singapore GP circuit between turns 7 and 8. It’s located in Zone 4 of the Marina Bay campus.
The grandstand is parallel to the track between the two turns and is slightly closer to Turn 7 than Turn 8.
Is the Stamford Grandstand a good place to sit?
Sitting in the Stamford Grandstand gives you views of Turn 7 and the entry to Turn 8. Turn 7 is at the end of the longest Singapore DRS zone as the cars run along Raffles Boulevard, so is often a great place to see cars overtake.
The entry to Turn 7 is very bumpy making it difficult for drivers to get their braking right. This often results in them overshooting the corner.
The 2022 Singapore Grand Prix saw Verstappen, Hamilton and Albon do exactly this, with both Lewis and Alex ending up in the barriers and Max sliding off down the escape road.
Check out the highlights of the 2022 Singapore Grand Prix and you’ll see that there’s plenty of action at this part of the track.
As you’ll see below these are the cheapest grandstand seats at the Singapore Grand Prix. Whilst they only give you access to Zone 4, that’s where the headline artists in the Singapore F1 concerts perform anyway.
So these are really great value for money compared to some of the more expensive stands (like the Turn 1 / Turn 2 grandstands which cost 3 times as much).
The Stamford Grandstand is not covered, it’s completely open to the elements. It often rains at the Singapore Grand Prix so make sure you bring some weather protection or you’ll get wet!
The seats are individual chairs with folding seat bases.
There’s one giant TV screen visible from the Stamford Grandstand. It’s on the other side of the circuit and is just to the right of the middle of the grandstand.
Singapore F1 Stamford Grandstand Tickets
Tickets for the Stamford Grandstand can be purchased through the official Singapore GP website.
- A 3-day ticket for the 2024 Singapore Grand Prix in the Stamford Grandstand costs S$498.
- Tickets include access to Zone 4 only. That’s the same access as a Zone 4 Walkabout ticket with the bonus of reserved seats in this grandstand all weekend.
- Tickets include access to the Padang Stage in Zone 4. That’s where the headline Singapore GP concerts take place.
- This is the cheapest grandstand at the Singapore GP
See our guide to purchasing Singapore F1 tickets for more information and alternative places to buy.
Selecting your seat
The Stamford Grandstand is divided in to a number of different blocks. When purchasing your tickets you can select which block you want to sit in.
Once you’ve chosen your block you will be automatically assigned row and seat numbers. Unfortunately you don’t get to pick the specific seats yourself. You can see which ones you’ve been assigned when you head to your cart.
If you don’t like the seats that have been chosen for you there’s a couple of things you can try. Firstly, make sure you leave your unwanted seats in your cart and continue shopping. If you don’t, there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to get any more as this grandstand normally sells out incredibly quickly.
With your other seats still in your cart you’ve got 10 minutes to start the process again before your original seats are no longer reserved. Select the grandstand and chose the same block to see what other seats you’re assigned. Or choose a different block entirely.
Do that as many times as you can in 10 minutes then remove the seats you don’t want from your shopping cart.
Singapore Stamford Grandstand Seating Plan
Below is the seating plan for the Stamford Grandstand at the Singapore F1.
As it shows the grandstand is split in to blocks A1 to A7. A1 is the furthest to the left and the closest to Turn 7 as you sit in the stand and look at the track. A7 is the closest to Turn 8.
The grandstand is quite steeply tiered. The front row is the lowest down and is pretty much at track level. The back row, row 43, is much higher up.
Stamford Grandstand view
From pretty much everywhere in the Stamford Grandstand you can see from the apex of Turn 7 to the entry of Turn 8. You can’t really see the apex of Turn 8.
The map below shows the extent of the view as the section of track highlighted in green.
The further to the left you sit in the stand, the more you can see of the cars as they approach the apex of Turn 7. If you sit in the extreme left hand side in block A1 you still can’t see down the straight as the cars approach Turn 7. The grandstand isn’t far enough over for that.
The video below was filmed from block A1 seat 1, so as far to the left as you can get.
Directly to the right of the grandstand are a number of trees. If you sit on the extreme right hand side, especially in the higher rows, then your view of Turn 8 will be more obstructed.
If you sit in the front few rows you’re closer to the action but will be looking directly through the safety fence. However, sitting nearer the front does give you a better angle to be able to see around the trees and more of the cars as they enter Turn 8 to the right.
The video below was filmed from block A3 row 5 and shows how the seats nearer the front give you a good view of Turn 8.
The panorama below, kindly provided by Justin Macree, was taken from row 4 and gives a great example of the view from close to the fence.
Sitting higher up gives a very different vantage point. The image below, kindly provided by Jordyn Jarvis, was taken from row 43 – the very back row.
Stamford Grandstand best seats
Turn 7 is likely to see more action than Turn 8. For that reason I’d try and get seats as far to the left in the stand as possible, ideally blocks A1 or A2.
I prefer sitting higher up to get a wider vantage point so would probably try and get rows 15 or above. But I wouldn’t mind if I was assigned lower rows as they’d provide a better vantage point for seeing a little more of the cars as they enter Turn 8.
Nearest Entrance & MRT Station
The nearest entrance gates are 3A and 3B. These are gates for Zone 4. Bear in mind that with these tickets you only have Zone 4 access, so can’t enter via gates in other zones.
The nearest MRT station is Esplanade (CC3). City Hall station (EW13 / NS25) is also only a short walk away.
See our full guide on travelling to the Singapore GP for more details on transport options and circuit entrances.
Distance to Padang Stage / Zone 4
One of the benefits of sitting in the Stamford Grandstand is that you’re right next to the Padang Stage where most of the major music acts will perform on Saturday and Sunday. It’s only a few minutes’ walk away.
Check out the Singapore F1 schedule to see timings for on and off-track activity across the weekend.