Arterial bends through the heart of the city, a tall, imposing skyline overlooking the marina, hot, clammy September weather, and the ear-splitting screech of powerful engines are just some of the many scenes at the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix. The Singapore GP is home to the first night race in F1 history as well as the first street circuit in Asia.
Since making a brief appearance in the 1970s, the Singapore GP returned in 2008 on a brand new 5.065 km length track at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. Next to the race track is the Circuit Park, where award winning artists perform every year during and after the race.
This year 20 drivers from 10 teams will be competing for a place at the podium on Sunday. In the race's seven-year history, only three drivers - Fernando Alonso (2), Lewis Hamilton (2), and Sebastian Vettel (3) - have managed to take the checkered flag.
As the race enters its 8th year this weekend, here are some interesting facts and figures about the Singapore Grand Prix: