What makes the Singapore Grand Prix unique among all the races in the Formula 1 calendar is the fact that it takes place on a street circuit at night. These circumstances present a set of distinct driving conditions that make the race exciting to watch, while allowing spectators to safely get up close to the action.
The Marina Bay Street Circuit itself is a sight to see, glowing with high powered street lamps when the sun goes down and surrounded by well-lit historical and cultural landmarks that accentuate the racetrack.
Followers of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship will revel in the high-octane, in-your-face action of the Singapore Grand Prix. Even fans of the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia and the Ferrari Challenge will have something to look forward to.
But even non-race fans will enjoy the event, with a slew of off-track activities happening from September 14-16. Here’s a quick look at what’s scheduled to go down on race weekend in Singapore.
World-class live music performances you don’t want to miss
For drivers, race weekend is all about work. Getting into the car, racing like there’s no tomorrow and racking up the points. For everyone else, it’s a party. Musical guests at the Marina Bay Street Circuit include The Killers, Liam Gallagher, Dua Lipa, Martin Garrix, Jay Chou, Simply Red, Joe Hahn of Linkin Park, The Sugarhill Gang and many more.
The eclectic entertainment line-up does not stop there as it also features Mercury Award-winning band The Young Fathers, poet/rapper Sampa the Great, popular Abba tribute band Björn Again, Japanese pop band End of the World aka Sekai No Owari, Singapore’s own TheLionCityBoy and Myrne, dance duos Ghetto Funk and Bonesthemachine & Drewdollaz, and many more. Visit http://singaporegp.sg/off-track/entertainment-highlights for the full line-up.
Prestigious dining events
Outside the circuit park, the Grand Prix Season Singapore (7-16 September) presents a series of F1-themed experiences. After-parties and other entertainment attractions highlight the celebrated weekend event.
Epicurean delights await eager foodies at the 2018 Grand Prix Season Singapore. Check out Circuit De 1919: A Pirelli Edition at 1919 Waterboat House and enjoy a buffet with select wines and beverages, all while enjoying live music.
Singapore’s most rebellious Middle Eastern restaurant, Artichoke, presents its annual event, ‘Dude, Where’s My Food?’. Bjorn Shen elevates low-brow comfort food with creativity, quality ingredients and finesse.
Make a pit-stop at Manhattan Bar, Asia’s top bar,and try one of its specially concocted handcrafted cocktails. Guests are invited to wine and dine as they soak in the ambience of the grand hotel bar, perfectly accompanied by a selection of jazz classics or electronic swing that will set the mood right.
Did we mention the parties?
Guests can head straight to the Amber Lounge, one of Singapore's most glamorous nightlife destinations, where Formula 1 teams and drivers frequent for the closing party. Podium Lounge celebrates its 10th anniversary with celebrities, racing legends and supermodels.
The whole island of Singapore transforms into a party so take your pick. Hop on over to Zouk for CHECKPOINT— an after-party inspired by 8-bit retro video games. Click here for a closer look at what else is happening this season.
Tickets for the FORMULA 1 2018 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX start from PHP 3,100 and can be booked here at www.singaporegp.sg