Singapore Grand Prix 2023, an iconic motor racing event, returns to Marina Bay Circuit from September 15 to 17. Since 2008, the Formula 1 event has attracted travellers worldwide for a set of thrilling races, entertainment, and fun activities. This year’s event sees the race track shortened to 4.982km (due to road works) for the 18th round of the F1 World Championship. Certainly, there’s plenty of ways to jump in on the excitement whether or not you are an F1 fan. Expect island-wide events to start from September 8. So, here’s all the best things to do this Singapore Grand Prix 2023 season.
F1 Singapore Grand Prix 2023 events
1. Get a tour of the F1 arena
Singapore Grand Prix is offering limited free guided tours, which include visits to exclusive zones like the race control room, media centre, and podium. Each tour lasts for 75 minutes on selected dates. Additionally, the Pit Lane Experience takes place on September 14, and gives 4,000 lucky fans from Singapore a chance to explore the F1 Village and garages before the races even begin. Enter the competition here.
2. Discover the Singapore GP Truck
The Singapore GP Truck is currently spreading F1 mania around the island. The tour truck has been making pit stops in different neighbourhoods, for both kids and adults, to test their F1 skills on a race stimulator. Plus, there are other race-themed activities to delight in and chances to cheer on your favourite drives on live screens.
The pit stops are at Singapore’s highest skyscraper, Guoco Tower from August 15 to 17, Heartbeat @ Bedok on August 19 and 20, ITE College West from August 22 to 23, Safra Tampines on August 24 and 25, and PLQ Mall from August 29 to 31.
3. Race at Alkaff Mansion
On September 9, there will be a child-friendly mini F1 circuit and classic car showcase at Alkaff Mansion from 11am to 8pm. The immersive experience is concepted by 1-Group in collaboration with Singapore Tourism Board. Step into an F1-themed wonderland atop Telok Blangah Hill where a racing circuit with an inflatable track and battery-operated mini cars has been set up. From vintage cars like Mercedes and Rolls Royce, to other classic cars…it’s a key event you can’t miss this year.
4. Make a splash at a pool party
There are three electrifying pool parties happening from 4pm at 1-Altitude Coast in Sentosa over race week. On September 9, The Solaris Party is free-entry and features a lineup of DJs mixing your favourite house and techno tunes. Meanwhile, a Brazilian-themed extravaganza, The Vibrante Party, takes place September 16. And, we can’t forget about The Final Track Party in partnership with DRIP on September 17- which is the perfect place to catch a poolside sunset and fireworks.
5. See an SF90 inside Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands are teaming up with Scuderia Ferrari to offer an exact replica of SF90, the Scuderia Ferrari car that raced the World Championship in 2019. It will be located inside the lobby of Hotel Tower 1 from September 11 to 18. Meanwhile, the façade of MBS will be illuminated in hues of Ferrari red at night from September 14 to 17.
6. Jam at a concert
The Pandang Stage in Zone 4 and Wharf Stage in Zone 1 will host a fantastic selection of both local and international talent. For instance, Robbie Williams and Boy George are headliners on September 17. Meanwhile, Jackson Wang, Post Malone, South Korea’s Bibi, and Kings Of Leon will make appearances. Plus, there’ll be a range of roving acts each day of the F1 event, for extra entertainment, such as Brazilian Fantasy, Bloco Singapura, and Dom Chambers from Australia. Get the full entertainment lineup.
7. Celebrate with 1-Group
1-Group will go full steam ahead this year in partnership with Singapore Tourism Board. There are four major campaigns underway, between September 8 and 17, encompassing the best dining, nightlife, lifestyle, and family entertainment. Expect roaring race-themed parties like 1-ATICO’s F1 Sunset Party X Red Bull on September 10, featuring themed cocktails, a live dj, and unmatched views of the circuit. Meanwhile, there’ll be F1-style boozy brunches atop the likes of CapitaSpring, a sustainable F1 party, Greek fiestas at one of our favourite Greek restaurants, and much more.
8. Get educated at race-themed exhibitions
A number of F1-themed exhibitions are expected to take place this year to offer motorheads the ultimate race experience. For instance, Formula 1 MEET US @ Singapore Grand Prix 2023 is hosted by Geobrugg Motorsport from September 15 to 17. Fans can visit the track and get educated by the team through personal conversations.
Another highlight is Signify and DZ Engineering SRL’s eco-conscious exhibition A Project of Art in the Night Race: The New Life of the Floodlights, happening from September 13 to 19 at The Arts House in Singapore. It showcases a blend of sustainability and artistry, using upcycling floodlights in a range of artworks, used in the races.
9. Indulge at a long brunch
1-Group is also hosting a couple of the longest brunches over race week. They feature all-you-can-eat feasts at communal tables. For example, romantic restaurant Botanico will host an alfresco version on September 17, with an expanded menu, a 2-hour free flow DIY cocktail station, and more, from $35 per person. Otherwise, 1-Atico will host a long brunch on September 10 from 12pm to 3pm serving a combination of FIRE’s Argentinian wood-fire dishes and FLNT’s Japanese-Peruvian dishes from $128 per adult. Alternatively, you can indulge from $15 at Sol & Ora’s Long Brunch on September 9. It features live stations of Spanish, Italian, Greek, and French cuisine from 11.30am to 4.30pm. Book a long brunch.
10. Get your groove on
Dozens of F1 after parties will take place across the city this race season. For instance, CE LA VI takes partying to new heights in their Club Lounge and SkyBar, with 40 hours of day-to-night live music, for Race Revolution on September 14, 16 and 17. From DUBFIRE eight-hour set to DJ Apsara, and Fleur De Maiko…music lovers will be in their element.
Additionally, Amber Lounge is returning with its exclusive custom-built marquee at Millennia Walk on September 16 and 17. Step into a tent of non-stop entertainment headlined by Grammy award-winning global talent. Alternatively, parties will be held at Sentosa, Orchard Road, Clarke Quay, and Kampong Glam. It’s the perfect social event to unite race fans from across the globe.
How To Buy Tickets
Tickets range from $108 to $1988. Many packages for the three-day event are already sold out. But you can purchase one to three day tickets or hospitality packages on the Singapore Grand Prix website.
The F1 races will be held across three days. The details are as followed:
- September 15: Practice 1 – 5.30pm to 6.30pm / Practice 2 – 9pm to 10pm
- September 16: Practice 3 – 5.30pm to 6.30pm / Qualifying Race – 9pm to 10pm
- September 17: Official Race – 8pm
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