Who’s driving? This year’s 11th edition of The Singapore Grand Prix is sure to deliver gripping racing. All the big name F1 drivers will take to the track, including Lewis Hamilton, Valtreri Bottas, Sebastian Vettel and Aussie legend Daniel Ricciardo.
The Grand Prix isn’t just about the vroom vroom, headline entertainment acts include Muse, Gwen Stefani, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fatboy Slim, Hans Zimmer, Swedish House Mafia, Texas, and more. Plus, there are top DJ’s, and roving acts like magicians, a bubble pirate, fire and drumming groups. Once the chequered flag is waved on Sunday a spectacular fireworks display will light up Marina Bay.
Food and drink:
You’re not allowed bring food into the race area. Grab something to eat or drink from a wide range of restaurants and bars at Market Street and The Wharf (Zone 1), and Portside Hawkers and Dockside Hawkers (Zone 4).
Want to rub shoulders with racing royalty or rock stars? Head to the official after party at Podium Lounge from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 September, at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia. VIP tickets and tables from podiumlounge.com/sg. Other race revelry will take place in restaurants, bars and clubs all over the city.
What to wear:
It’s hot out there! Dress in cool, comfortable clothes and wear good walking shoes – you’ll need them to explore Circuit Park. Pack light, and don’t bring more than 600ml of water (no other drinks are allowed). Sunblock and a hat are essential, ear protection is advised for both kids and adults, and bring cash as not all vendors accept credit card payment. The Grand Prix is a rain and shine event – pack a poncho.
Bringing the kids:
Some kids love the buzz of the Grand Prix. But remember that kids under the age of seven need a signed indemnity agreement for admission into the Circuit Park. Download the form from singaporegp.sg
Ditch the car and take Singapore’s super-efficient, cheap public transport instead – all gates are within walking distance to an MRT station. If you’re taking a taxi, check your designated drop off points at the GP website before you go. Expect to be on foot for at least part of your journey.
Tickets can be purchased for single or multi days, with options ranging from corporate box, to grandstand, and cheaper walkabout options (budget depending!). Visit singaporegp.sg, call the hotline 6738 6738, or buy from authorised ticketing agents.