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The Singapore Grand Prix Is Happening Soon! Here's What Formula 1 Fans Can Look Forward To

Besides the race, there are tonnes of performances and activities to look forward to!

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Are you ready for an adrenaline-fueled spectacle like no other?

Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023 is set to return to the vibrant streets of the dazzling city this September!

Prepare yourself to witness the world's finest race drivers competing in the fastest and most technologically advanced racing cars as they overtake and manoeuver through challenging corners and go wheel-to-wheel at blistering speeds.

With the dazzling night lights and electrifying atmosphere, it is one of the most anticipated events of the year that's not to be missed, as you will be left at the edge of your seat, watching this action-packed motorsport race unfold!

Here are the event deets:
Date: 15, 16, and 17 September 2023
Location: Marina Bay Street Circuit

Secure your tickets here, before they sell out completely! 

Here's what you can expect at the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023:

1. The only race in Southeast Asia, this is your once-in-a-year chance to see the Marina Bay Street Circuit come alive and your favourite drivers duke it out under the bright lights

The Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023 is pretty special as it's the only Southeast Asia race in the racing calendar. This makes the race all the more exciting as you can catch spectators from neighbouring countries cheering for the teams they support.

And, since the race takes place at night, you can watch the sparks fly from the rear of racing cars as they zoom past at blistering speeds, and see the celebrations of bright fireworks as the cars cross the finish line with a lighted-up backdrop of the city skyline.

Drivers are also put to the test as the Singapore circuit is known to be one of the most technical tracks which includes many challenging corners, so there will definitely be some fiery and thrilling action during the race!

You'll also get to catch the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia featuring the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car, where drivers compete in Pro and Pro-Am classes, as well as TSS The Super Series, which is Thailand's racing series.

2. Sing your heart out and enjoy live music by well-known international and local acts

Apart from watching 20 drivers battling their way for pole position and scoring points for their teams, you'll also get a chance to enjoy a concert-like atmosphere with live music by international artists like Robbie Wiliams, Post Malone, Kings of Leon, and more, as well as Singaporean acts like Hijack Hayley and Matilde G.

If you're into electronic dance music, you can put on your dancing shoes and party all night long with live DJ sets by Groove Armada.

Presented by 88rising, be prepared to catch Chinese solo artiste, Jackson Wang, XG and Atarashii Gakko! from Japan, Bibi from Korea, Milli from Thailand, as well as NIKI, Rich Brian, and Warren Hue from Indonesia. They will be making an appearance on Friday, 15 September at the Padang Stage during the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023.

The best part, you'll get to witness all these performances at different stages around the circuit park, as part of your three-day Formula 1 race day ticket!

Check out the whole entertainment lineup here.

3. Discover Singapore's nightlife scene as you stroll along the river and hop from bar to bar

Follow along Singapore's Pub Crawl and visit the city's race-themed nightlife venues, as well as partake in interesting trivia, games, and activities with your friends.

If you want to go all out, turn up dressed in your supporting team's colours, and instantly click with fellow racing enthusiasts and join along to cheer for your team. From discussing race tactics to collecting race maps, there is so much you can do during the Grand Prix Season Singapore (GPSS).

You'll be brought by party professionals to three or four bars touted as Singapore's best, and also get free access to a nightclub booked specially for this event.
 
In the spirit of living like a local, there will also be flavoured cocktails such as Chendol, Singapore Sling, and Iced Milo, which come complimentary at the venues.

Singapore's Crawl Pub
Venue: Starts at Mogambo Bar, 3 Canton Street
Time: 7pm onwards

Check out more information here.

4. Appreciate vintage cars from the 1950s to 1970s? Join the guided tour at MINT Museum of Toys!

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During the Grand Prix Season Singapore happening from 8 to 17 September 2023, the MINT Museum of Toys will display a series of rare and vintage toy cars made between the 1950s to 1970s, modelled after famous Grand Prix racing cars, such as the Astro Boy Ferrari Sigma Grand Prix Show Car or the McLaren M23 Texaco Grand Prix Racing Car.

This pays the perfect tribute to Grand Prix motor racing, a motorsport competition with a history dated as early as 1894.

The programme entitles visitors to a 30-minute guided tour and a complimentary ice-cold draft beer from one of the museum's bars.

MINT Museum of Toys Formula 1 Grand Prix Racing Cars 1950s to 1970s
Date: 8 to 17 September 2023
Venue: 26 Seah Street, Singapore 

Find more information about the museum here

5. Catch the most exclusive and glamorous Formula 1 weekend afterparty in Singapore

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This year's highly anticipated post-Grand Prix race afterparty will be hosted by Amber Lounge. Guests can expect flowing champagne and live performances by international music artists, including a Grammy award-winning artist turned DJ.

This will also be your chance to get a hold of Formula 1 drivers and mingle with A-list celebrity guests, whilst enjoying Amber Loungeā€™s exhilarating immersive entertainment concept with theatrical cabaret and cirque-themed performances.

Amber Lounge Post Grand Prix Afterparty
Date: 16 to 17 September 2023
Time: 10pm till late
Venue: Amber Lounge, Millenia Walk 9 Raffles Boulevard

Apart from the afterparty at Amber Lounge, the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023 tickets will also give you free admission to precinct parties!

Check out some of the activities they'll be having at each of those precinct parties:  
- Orchard Precinct Party: Shop for local artisanal products, enjoy good music, and be mesmerised by beautiful art installations at the Orchard Pit Shops: GPSS Lifestyle Bazaar
- Clarke Quay Precinct Party: Watch pits racing gamers battle it out in this intense e-motorsport league competition at the Teleios Race Grand Slam
- Kampong Gelam Precinct Party: Pay a visit to Singapore's original indie hood and party along to two music zones for house music and electronic rave fans, as well as pop and hip-hoppers at Haji Lane Blockbuster
- Sentosa Precinct Party: Stroll along the beach, munch on yummy bites, and shop to your heart's content at Siloso Beachwalk Bazaar 

So, what are you waiting for? Book your tickets to the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix here and get excited to join in all the fun happening during the Grand Prix Season Singapore!

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