Singapore F1 night race is back! Happening on 30 September – 2 October at Marina Bay Street Circuit, it will be the championships’s 18th stop. Here’s why you should be excited for this year’s race.
It’s been on hiatus for 2 years
The race was postponed for the past 2 seasons because of the pandemic. Formula 1 recently renewed its contract with SingaporeGP and Singapore Tourism Board for 2022-2028, so the popular night race will be zooming back into action.
First year in 9 years that Mercedes will not be competing in the race
Hamilton and Mercedes have not ruled out fighting for the title this year, instead opting for a positive perspective in the hopes of unlocking their car’s potential sooner rather than later, which will turn their fortunes around.
However, following the short race at Imola, Hamilton stated emphatically, “We’re obviously not battling for this title,” which he reiterated after finishing 13th in Sunday’s grand prix.
Hamilton stated, “I mean, I’m out of the championship.” “There is no doubt about that.”
New drivers, new competition
|Alfa Romeo Racing-TBA||77. Valtteri Bottas, 24. Guanyu Zhou|
|AlphaTauri-Red Bull||10. Pierre Gasly, 22. Yuki Tsunoda|
|Alpine-Renault||14. Fernando Alonso, 31. Esteban Ocon|
|Aston Martin-TBA||5. Sebastian Vettel, 18. Lance Stroll|
|Ferrari||16. Charles Leclerc, 55. Carlos Sainz Jr.|
|Haas-Ferrari||47. Mick Schumacher, TBA. Kevin Magnussen|
|McLaren-Mercedes||3. Daniel Ricciardo, 4. Lando Norris|
|Mercedes-AMG||44. Lewis Hamilton, 63. George Russell|
|Red Bull Racing||33. Max Verstappen, 11. Sergio Pérez|
|Williams-Mercedes||23. Alex Albon, 6. Nicholas Latifi|
Night Race Concert
The artist line-up is yet to be announced, but concert goers can anticipate all-star performances from international singers. Past year concerts have hosted BIGBANG, Dua Lipa, Rihanna and Linkin Park.
Night Race = Cooler Weather
Watching the race at night means not having to battle Singapore’s sweltering day-time heat. Race-goers whose tickets despite not allowing access to air-conditioned longues will still have a cool experience in their seats.
Experience mass public events again
The gradually relaxed pandemic measures signal a return to mass public events. Tuning in to the race from the comfort of one’s home may be convenient (urgent toilet breaks!). But nothing beats the feel of roaring with the crowd live and feeling the wind from the zooming race cars in your face.
Fireworks are dazzling over Singapore’s city nightscape. The so few fireworks displays happening over the CBD area annually makes each display something not to be missed.
View the race from an altitude
Why not view the race from atop? The National Gallery’s roof-top bar Smoke & Mirrors offers an unobstructed view of the race track, along with a steady flow of food and drinks. Watching from Helix Bridge and Anderson Bridge is also another note-worthy experience.
Budget-friendly trackside experience
If you’re on a budget, you still can enjoy the race by camping out at open areas with a view of the race track. Jostling with the wallet-conscious crowd and lugging your belongings with you makes for a unique experience too.
Witness an international event without travelling
The F1 night race is one of the hotly anticipated international events Singapore continues to play host to. Be proud to be a part of it, living up the city lifestyle without travelling to witness it all.