10 reasons why Singapore F1 Grand Prix 2022 is worth looking forward to

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-TBA77. Valtteri Bottas, 24. Guanyu Zhou
AlphaTauri-Red Bull10. Pierre Gasly, 22. Yuki Tsunoda
Alpine-Renault14. Fernando Alonso, 31. Esteban Ocon
Aston Martin-TBA5. Sebastian Vettel, 18. Lance Stroll
Ferrari16. Charles Leclerc, 55. Carlos Sainz Jr.
Haas-Ferrari47. Mick Schumacher, TBA. Kevin Magnussen
McLaren-Mercedes3. Daniel Ricciardo, 4. Lando Norris
Mercedes-AMG44. Lewis Hamilton, 63. George Russell
Red Bull Racing33. Max Verstappen, 11. Sergio Pérez
Williams-Mercedes23. Alex Albon, 6. Nicholas Latifi
Information from Goodwood.com

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 Display

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.

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