Singapore Grand Prix preview - all you need to know

The Singapore Grand Prix is 61 laps long

First Singapore Grand Prix - 2008

Circuit distance - 5.065km

Lap record - 1:48.574 secs*

*Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, 2013

Singaporeans are the fastest walkers in the world. Covering 18 metres in 10.55 seconds, it would take just over 49 minutes to walk the length of the Marina Bay circuit

Chewing gum has been banned in Singapore since 1992

The manhole covers on the street circuit are welded shut before every race

The race is not the only after-dark attraction in Singapore - a Night Safari opened in 1994

In 2008, Renault's Nelson Piquet Jr. deliberately crashed at the request of his team to help team-mate Fernando Alonso win

The Marina Bay circuit is lit up by 1,500 halogen lamps

Singapore (population 5.4m) is geographically the same size as Anglesey (population 69,000)

Red Bull hold the most team wins with three

Sebastian Vettel has the most wins at this circuit with three