Formula One Singapore Grand Prix: 10 Reasons Why You Should Go

  • 1. International Superstars
    1 / 10 1. International Superstars

    This year’s entertainment line-up will be headlined by the likes of Queen + Adam Lambert, Kylie Minogue (above), Bastille, Pentatonix as well as KC and the Sunshine Band. Their performance schedules are listed below:

    Queen + Adam Lambert: Padang Stage (Zone 4, 17 Sept – after last track activity)

    Kylie Minogue: Padang Stage (Zone 4, 16 Sept – after last track activity)

    Bastille: Padang Stage (Zone 4, 17 Sept – before Qualifying session)

    Pentatonix: Village Stage (Zone 1, 17 Sept – before Qualifying session); Esplanade Outdoor Theatre (Zone 4, 18 Sept, before F1 race)

    KC and The Sunshine Band: Village Stage (Zone 1, 16 Sept – before Practice 2 session); Esplanade Outdoor Theatre (Zone 4, 17 Sept – before Qualifying session)


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  • 2. After-Parties
    2 / 10 2. After-Parties

    One regular feature of the Singapore GP is the array of after-parties that trail into the night. Our pick of the lot? The Podium Lounge.

    Located at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore and spread across the entire race weekend (16 to 18 September), this is probably the biggest F1 after-party in town.

    Related: 5 Reasons Why The Podium Lounge Is The Coolest F1 Party

    The eighth edition promises to be its most exciting yet, complete with fashion walkways and a star-studded guest list comprising Formula 1 drivers, supermodels, international celebrities and even royalty. Just to name a couple, expect to catch pop sensation Sophie Ellis-Bextor as well as Grammy Award winning singer Estelle.

    Men’s Health is giving away 6 pairs of tickets to The Podium Lounge, worth $436 per pair. All you have to do is to sign up for the lucky draw here


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  • 3. Talented Local Musicians
    3 / 10 3. Talented Local Musicians

    Four homegrown music acts are set to debut at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. Singer-songwriter Joel Tan (aka Gentle Bones), will be crooning at the Sunset stage (Zone 1) on 17 September. Another singer-songwriter and producer, Charlie Tan, will be dishing out trademark melancholic tunes with his band – The Mothership. They are slated to perform at the Sunset stage (16 Sept) and Paddock Club Lifestyle Stage (18 Sept).

    Also, keep a lookout for Aarika Lee and The Next Movement’s renditions of Top 40 pop, indie, soul and funk tracks, as well as captivating indie duo Zsa & Amanda. The former’s playing at the Sunset stage (16 Sept) and Paddock Club Lifestyle Stage (16, 17 Sept), while the latter can be spotted at the Paddock Club Lifestyle Stage on 16 and 17 Sept.


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  • 4. World Class Magic
    4 / 10 4. World Class Magic

    If you think illusion acts are overrated, you haven’t seen Dynamo, who’s also the 2015 Magician of the Year that was awarded by The Academy of Magical Arts.

    He has performed for the likes of Prince Charles and Coldplay, levitated above Europe’s tallest building, The Shard, and even walked across the River Thames. He’ll be performing street magic up-close and personal throughout Zone 1 on 17 September and Zone 4 on 18 September.

    Photo: Andrew Timms

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  • 5. New Concept Areas
    5 / 10 5. New Concept Areas

    “Downtown” is a fresh concept area this year that houses a string of highlights under a spacious marquee. Besides live music performances and roving acts (including Dynamo), Zouk’s resident DJs will also be all hands on deck. Food-wise, get to grab Cuban-inspired treats from Havana or American favourites from Hard Rock Café. 

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  • 6. Delicious Bites
    6 / 10 6. Delicious Bites

    Like every edition of the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix, race goers will be spoilt for choice when it comes to the array of food options available.

    For a start, you can sample modern Japanese fare from sushi bar Kinki, alcoholic items from Harry’s as well as from the Bikini Bar area, Shiso’s Korean chow as well as savour amazing tacos from Mexican hotshot VATOS.

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  • 7. Ferrari Challenge Asia Pacific
    7 / 10 7. Ferrari Challenge Asia Pacific

    Race buffs will be pleased to know that there’s more tyre-burning action aside from the main show. Plonk yourself at the Support Paddock area and you’ll find Ferrari 458 Challenge EVOs taking part in the Ferrari Challenge Asia Pacific.

    Furthermore, savour the sight of turbocharged production touring cars from the TCR International Series and Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars for the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia as they make their way to the pit straight before each race.

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  • 8. Art, Coffee, Fast Cars
    8 / 10 8. Art, Coffee, Fast Cars

    If you want to admire art and sip coffee while catching the F1 action on giant screens, then The Sail will be the perfect area to do those.

    Check out a mesmerising flag art installation by British visual artist Angus Watt, and take photos with larger than life hashtag and 3D street art painting. 

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  • 9. Singapore Flyer Exclusive
    9 / 10 9. Singapore Flyer Exclusive

    Keen to catch a bird’s eye view of the circuit? Then here’s good news for Zone 1 ticketholders. There’ll be free rides for this select group on the 165m high observation wheel, from 2.30pm to 11pm from 16 to 18 September.

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  • 10. High Octane Action
    10 / 10 10. High Octane Action

    Of course, besides the slew of entertainment acts and carnival-like atmosphere, the Singapore Grand Prix will be keenly contested by regular faces.

    Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton is currently at the top of the driver standings with 250 points, but teammate Niko Rosberg is not far off with 248. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull Racing Tag Heuer) and Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) are still in with a shout, but the latter will be determined to secure his fifth victory at the Marina Bay Circuit.

    All eyes will also be on Red Bull’s feisty Max Verstappen, whose driving style – deemed dangerous by some – adds another layer of intrigue to the race. 

    2016 Formula One Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix
    Date: 16 to 18 Sept
    Ticket prices: $78 (Zone 4 Walkabout) to $2,128 (3-day Grandstands)

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