The track and paddock at the Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix were designed to be at their best at night. During the day they did not look so special, but there was plenty to see if you made an effort to explore.

flag1 Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix - the track and paddock during the day

flag2 Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix - the track and paddock during the day

Once Friday morning’s heavy rain ended, these flag marshalls had to wave every flag to get the water out of them.

team1 Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix - the track and paddock during the day

team2 Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix - the track and paddock during the day

team3 Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix - the track and paddock during the day

You never see this in Australia, where the pit complex and spectator areas are very separate, but in Singapore the team staff were staying in hotels adjacent to or even within the grounds of the circuit, so you’d see them walking from the western side where most of the hotels are to the eastern end where the pit complex is every day.

monument Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix - the track and paddock during the day

Although not as majestic as it appears at night, the The Civilian War Memorial in the Central Area is still impressive.

river1 Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix - the track and paddock during the day

The Singapore river from the Anderson bridge.

river2 Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix - the track and paddock during the day

A ferry passing under the Esplanade bridge.

harbour1 Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix - the track and paddock during the day

harbour2 Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix - the track and paddock during the day

The view of Marina Bay from in overcast and sunny weather.

esplanade21 Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix - the track and paddock during the day

The Esplanade arts building and the Marina Centre skyline from the Esplanade bridge.

padang1 Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix - the track and paddock during the day

padang2 Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix - the track and paddock during the day

On Friday the Padang area was almost deserted but the Supreme Court building is fantastic – from some angles you can’t see the more conventional lower part and this makes the circular top part look like a space ship coming in to land.

Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix – the track and paddock during the day

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