F1 Singapore Grand Prix 2023: Tickets, concerts, activities, and everything to know
Lights out and away we go
Gear up Formula One fans, the Singapore Grand Prix 2023 is just around the corner. Touted as one of the best (and most challenging) street circuits to drive—not to mention the only one in Southeast Asia—it promises to be an adrenaline-packed weekend for all racing enthusiasts.
What’s more, it is one of the most extensive events on the F1 calendar with multiple events leading up to the highly anticipated race weekend at the Marina Bay Street Circuit on top of a star-studded entertainment lineup. Suffice to say, all eyes will be on Malaysia’s southern neighbour in September.
To ensure you don’t miss out, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to the Singapore Grand Prix 2023—from ticket prices to headlining concert performances.
KEY DATES AND VENUE
The typical F1 race weekend will take place at the Marina Bay Street Circuit from 15 to 17 September 2023. However, the complete Grand Prix Season Singapore 2023 (GPSS) will start a week earlier from 8 September 2023.
It’s worth noting that this year’s track length is shortened to 4.928km with 19 turns due to redevelopment works at The Float at Marina Bay. Thus, competing drivers must now complete 63 laps to reach the finishing line on race day.
Here’s a rundown of the schedule:
Day One – 15 September, Friday
Free Practice 1: 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Free Practice 2: 9pm -10pm
Day Two – 16 September, Saturday
Free Practice 3: 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Qualifying: 9 – 10pm
Day Three – 17 September, Sunday
Main Race: 8pm
TICKETS AND PRICING
There are two main ticket categories for the Singapore Grand Prix 2023: Walkabout and Grandstand. Walkabout ticket holders may roam freely and enjoy the race at any vantage point and specially designed viewing platforms within the stipulated zones. Meanwhile, Grandstand tickets offer allocated seating at various points along the trackside.
All ticket holders enjoy complimentary rides on the Singapore Flyer on a first-come-first-served basis (subject to availability), as well as access to daily entertainment performances and concerts in F1 Village @ Zone 4. Depending on the ticket, patrons may also have access to other zones (Zone 1 to Zone 4) and performance stages across the entire Circuit Park.
Ticket prices start from SGD128 for a single-day walkabout.
As there will be road closures around the city, especially the Marina Bay and Civic precinct, avoid heading to the Marina Bay Circuit by taxi or private car hire. Instead, the best way to reach the F1 Grand Prix Singapore venue is by MRT. The nearest MRT stops to alight are City Hall Station (Gate 3), Raffles Place Station (Gates 4, 5, and 6), Esplanade Station (Gate 7), Promenade Station (Gate 2), Bayfront Station (Gate 8), and Nicoll Highway Station (Gate 1).
Aside from the F1 racing action on the circuit, there will be an impressive lineup of renowned global and local music acts who will perform during the Singapore Grand Prix 2023 weekend. In total, expect more than 80 hours of entertainment from 139 acts across eight stages, with the headliners taking to the Wharf Stage (Zone 1) and Padang Stage (Zone 4). Check out the heavyweights and their scheduled performances below:
FRIDAY, 15 SEPTEMBER
88rising (all Zone 4):
SATURDAY, 16 SEPTEMBER
Post Malone (Zone 4)
Kings of Leon (Zone 4)
Culture Club (Zone 1)
The Kooks (Zone 1)
SUNDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER
Robbie Williams (Zone 4)
Kings of Leon (Zone 1)
Madness (Zone 1)
Groove Armada (DJ set) (Zone 4)
Other general stage acts across the three days include British legend Boy George; Australian musicians Meg Mac and San Cisco; American band Joan; Malaysian hip hop artist Airliftz; Indian post-rock band Aswekeepsearching; Indonesian indie pop band Sunwich; and Singaporean artists Dreebsby, Hijack Hayley, and Mathilde G.
F1 Pit Lane Experience
Returning on 14th September, the F1 Pit Lane Experience will be open to 4,000 lucky participants to experience the F1 Village a day before gates to the Circuit Park officially open. Open to Singaporeans and local residents only, this exclusive opportunity allows participants to get up close to the F1 garages for a glimpse into the world of Formula 1 and what the Singapore Grand Prix has to offer.
Scuderia Ferrari SF90 showcase in Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands has collaborated with Ferrari to present a replica of the iconic SF90, which will be on display at the lobby of Hotel Tower 1 from 11 to 18 September. The spectacular showcase will offer Ferrari fans and F1 visitors an opportunity to check out the Scuderia Ferrari car that raced in the Formula 1 World Championship in 2019 up close. To mark the partnership, the iconic facade of Marina Bay Sands will be illuminated in the Ferrari red hue throughout the duration of the night race.
What’s more, the collaboration will also see official F1 Ferrari drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz, as well as Frederic Vasseur, Team Principal and General Manager of Scuderia Ferrari, involved in partnership activations at the integrated resort.
Legendary Amber Lounge After Party
Known to be one of the hottest F1 afterparties in Singapore, Amber Lounge makes a comeback on 16 and 17 September 2023 to its original and iconic location at Millenia Walk. This year, the legendary afterparty will boast a new custom-built marquee setup, featuring state-of-the-art ARRI lighting technology to deliver the most immersive atmosphere. Guests can indulge in champagne and cocktails, (potentially) brush shoulders with members of the F1 racing fraternity, and enjoy world-class entertainment by international DJs and live acts. Grammy Award-winning international hip-hop sensation Lil Jon is the headlining DJ for Saturday night, alongside performances by The Stickmen Project, Bangkok Invaders’ DJ Ono and DjayBuddah, as well as a guest star appearance by Fatman Scoop.
For more information, visit Amber Lounge’s website.
Full Throttle at Yin Bar & Yang Club
1-Group, Singapore’s leading lifestyle and F&B group, has partnered with Singapore Tourism Board to present an array of experiences across its venues in conjunction with GPSS 2023. One of the flagship events of the group’s GPSS 2023 campaign is the Full Throttle series, featuring a jam-packed weekender in collaboration with Red Bull.
The highlight starts at Yin Bar, which will be transformed into a pitstop that includes a race car installation stocked with cold drinks and food carts offering light bites and snacks, accompanied by live music. As the day turns into night, the party seamlessly transitions to Yang Club with a plethora of racing elements and themed beverage packages. Headlining the event on 16 September are three former champions of Red Bull’s Music 3Style World DJ Championship.
F1 Themed Pool Party at 1-Altitude Coast
Another event by 1-Group that’s not to be missed is the F1-themed pool party at 1-Altitude Coast, which is set to feature hypnotic party anthems and fireworks by the pool. During the finale weekend on 16 and 17 September, the space will transform into a tropical paradise with The Vibrante Party—a Brazilian themed reverie fronted by DJ Chris Columbus and The Final Track Party, complete with sundowners and large pool floats.
For more information, visit this website.
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