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Formula One: Highest number of spectators at SingTel Singapore Grand Prix since 2008

Published on Sep 22, 2013 7:49 PM
 
The sixth instalment of the Formula One SingTel Singapore Grand Prix has recorded the highest attendance since the inaugural 2008 race. -- ST FILE PHOTO: JOYCE FANG

The sixth instalment of the Formula One SingTel Singapore Grand Prix has recorded the highest attendance since the inaugural 2008 race.

Organisers revealed that over 87,509 general walkabout, grandstand and hospitality patrons attended this year's edition, with a total of 262,527 visitors at the Marina Bay Street Circuit over the three-day sell-out race weekend. In 2008, crowd figures were estimated at about 100,000 for the race, 300,000 visitors for the race weekend.

The event is doing so well that organisers have already begun ticket sales for next year's race, which is tentatively slated for Sept 19-21. Three-day tickets for the Pit, Connaught, Esplanade Waterfront, Padang and Bay Grandstands are already on sale at "super early bird" prices, with significant discounts of up to 30 per cent off regular rates until Oct 31.

Tickets for the selected categories are available for sale at www.singaporegp.sg, via the ticketing hotline at +65-67386738 as well as at all Sistic outlets in Singapore.