7 great spots to catch Singapore F1 action, including some that don't require tickets

An aerial view of the Marina Bay Street Circuit, which is lit by over 1,600 custom-made floodlights.  PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - The sprawling Marina Bay Street Circuit offers F1 fans some stunning views of the Singapore night race. 

Here are seven great spots to catch a glimpse of the high octane action - five are for those with walkabout tickets and two are in public areas.

1. Pit Grandstand (for those with walkabout tickets)

Take in the non-stop bustle of the pit lane at this spot, which overlooks the main straight.

2. Turn 1 Grandstand (for those with walkabout tickets)

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This spot offers a great view of the opening few corners. In 2017, Kimi Raikkonen, Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen crashed out at the first turn.

3. Padang Grandstand (for those with walkabout tickets)

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Enjoy the sight of cars going at full throttle with the National Gallery as a backdrop. This spot also offers easy access to the main entertainment stage.

4. Empress Grandstand (for those with walkabout tickets)

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Located outside Victoria Theatre, this is the best place to take in all that is happening at Turn 11.

5. Esplanade roof terrace (for those with walkabout tickets)

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Catch the action happening at the stretch of the track between Raffles Avenue and Esplanade Drive.

6. Marina Square roof garden (public area)

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Get a view of the track along Raffles Avenue from this spacious spot. Warning: it can get warm and humid here.

7. Link bridge between Millenia Walk and Marina Square (public area)

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The view here is somewhat obscured by trees, but you should be able to see the cars speeding down Turn 6. Get to this spot early because space is limited.

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