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Singapore Grand Prix 2022: Tickets, concerts, and everything to know

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21.09.2022

By Natalie Khoo

Singapore Grand Prix 2022: Tickets, concerts, and everything to know

Whether you’re a new fan or a long-time enthusiast of Formula One, it’s no secret that the high-octane sport’s fan base has been growing exponentially in recent years. In fact, F1’s viewership increased by four per cent from 2020 to 2021, whilst its social media following saw a 40 per cent jump—totalling 49.1 million followers across its platforms in the same period. 

If you’ve been following the 2022 race season from this corner of the world (Malaysia), you’re probably looking forward to the next race weekend: the Singapore Grand Prix. Touted as one of the best (and most challenging) street circuits to drive, the Singapore Grand Prix is finally making a return after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. 

It is one of the most extensive events on the F1 calendar, with multiple happenings in the lead-up to the highly anticipated race night at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. From ticket prices to star-studded concert performances, here’s everything you need to know about the Singapore Grand Prix 2022.

 

Photo: Singapore Grand Prix

 

When and where is the Singapore Grand Prix 2022 taking place?

While the typical F1 race weekend is three days (23 September to 2 October), the complete Grand Prix Season Singapore 2022 will be happening from 23 September to 2 October 2022. The main will be held at the Marina Bay Street Circuit as a night race. Here’s a rundown of the schedule:

  • September 30, Friday: Free Practice 1 (6-7pm), Free Practice 2 (9-10pm)
  • October 1, Saturday: Free Practice 3 (6-7pm), Qualifying (9-10pm)
  • October 2, Sunday: Main Event (8-10pm)

 

Singapore Grand Prix 2022 Circuit Park map. (Source: Singapore Grand Prix)

 

How much are Singapore Grand Prix tickets?

Depending on the category, Singapore Grand Prix 2022 tickets for the main event start from S$228 (approximately RM680) for the Bay Grandstand category to S$988 (approximately RM3,000) for Pit Grandstand. However, both options are currently sold out, with only limited tickets available for other Grandstand and Walkabout categories on practice and qualifying day. 

There are also newly released three-day passes for the Pit Entry Grandstand, priced at S$1,298 (approximately RM3,890). Ticketholders in this category will be in pole position to witness F1 cars tackle the last corner of the track in the race towards the finish line. Whichever you choose, you’ll want to hurry as seats are selling fast!

For more information about ticket categories or to purchase a ticket, click here.

 

Which artists are set to perform? 

Aside from watching the F1 drivers practice and race on the tracks, ticketholders will be entertained by stage acts and roving acts from local and international talents. Headlining the entertainment program at the Singapore Grand Prix 2022 are Marshmello (30 September), Westlife (1 October), and Green Day (2 October) who will be performing on the main Padang stage in Zone 4. The Black Eyed Peas, Suede, TLC, and The Kid Laroi are among other international artists included in the lineup. 

 

What else can you do during Grand Prix Season Singapore?

Ahead of the main event and all through race weekend, there will be an exciting slew of race-themed experiences for all (including non-ticketholders) to enjoy in conjunction with Grand Prix Season Singapore. Here are a few highlights worth checking out:

 

Discover the world’s first gathering of McLaren supercars

McLaren Artura (Photo: McLaren)

Motorheads can make their way to the Suntec Convention Centre to visit the McLaren: The Legacy Lives on showcase to catch a glimpse of the new McLaren Artura—the British automaker’s first High-Performance Hybrid supercar. Further, a collection of McLaren production cars (from 2011 to the latest model) will also be on display for the first time, including two never-before-seen cars.

 

Take the wheel with a life-sized Lego McLaren

Photo: The Lego Group / Instagram

Can’t get enough of McLaren? Make a pit stop at Orchard Road, where a life-sized Lego replica of the McLaren Formula 1 race car will be making its Southeast Asian debut. Born from a partnership between Lego Group and McLaren Racing, the life-sized Lego Technic McLaren Formula 1™ Race Car is made up of some 288,000 Lego bricks which took nearly 1,900 hours to construct. Avid fans and Lego collectors can also purchase an exclusive collectible version, as well as join in Lego brick building speed challenges on-site.

Meet F1 drivers at the Williams Racing experience

Nicholas Latifi and Alex Albon of the F1 William Racing Team. (Photo: Williams Racing)

Fans of the British Formula 1 team Williams Racing team will not want to miss their immersive pop-up experience at Suntec City! The experience features a range of exhibits and activities, including exclusive merchandise, e-sports rigs, and a free public meet and greet with the drivers, Alexander Albon and Nicholas Latifi. 

For more details on the Williams drivers’ appearances and activities, click here.

 

Head to the after party at Amber Lounge 

Max Verstappen at Amber Lounge. (Photo: Amber Lounge)

The much-anticipated Amber Lounge makes a comeback this year with an ultra-luxe post-race party at Fullerton Bay Hotel’s The Clifford Pier. Guests can enjoy cocktails made by award-winning bartenders, get up close and personal with members of the F1 racing fraternity, and enjoy world-class entertainment including a theatrical cabaret and cirque-themed performances. 

See the full lineup of events here. For more information about the Singapore Grand Prix, visit this website

 

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