FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX
Start Your Engines!
The wait is almost over, with the electrifying Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix just around the corner.
Before you pack your bags to head to this adrenalin-fuelled long weekend, check out our top tips to help make your trip to the Marina Bay Street Circuit as smooth as possible, based on our experience last year.
#1 – Prepare For Rain
When it rains in Singapore, it RAINS. To avoid the last-minute scramble around the shops with literally thousands of other people, pop a poncho in your suitcase, or even an umbrella if space allows. Your hotel may even have an umbrella in the room you can use. Just remember umbrellas can’t be used in grandstands, but fine to use around the circuit park.
#2 – Don’t Wear Fancy Footwear
If it has been raining, there will be more than just a slippery racetrack. We recommend wearing comfortable, closed-in shoes that you don’t mind getting wet or muddy, especially if you plan on catching one of the concerts from the lawn at the Padang stage. Even if it hasn’t been raining, chances are you will be doing a fair bit of walking and may have to use stairs to cross over the tracks, so best to leave the designer heels at home and go for comfort instead.
#3 – Study Your Map
As the race takes part on a street circuit, there can be big distances between gates and grandstands. Make sure you study your tickets and map beforehand to ensure you enter the closest gate to your seats. If you’re heading to a concert, look out for signage that shows the recommended routes to the stage, or even take the underground MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) train.
#4 – Mind The Queue
Allow plenty of time to get through the entry gates at peak times. The queues can be long due to thorough bag checks. Better yet, if you don’t need to bring a bag, you can skip the queue all together with the express line.
#5 – Food, Glorious Food
Being the culinary capital that Singapore is, there is a vast array of food and beverage options through each zone. From pop up food stalls to sit-down restaurants within the circuit park, there is something to suit every taste. And while it may sound absurd in these days of tap and go, it might pay to bring some cash with you. At one point last year a few bars lost their connection and could only accept cash. Best be prepared for all scenarios!
#6 – Let Me Entertain You
Right up there with the action on the track is the incredible Entertainment Line-up ….Robbie Williams, anyone? Each night has star-studded concerts planned at various times on different stages, so be sure to check the Event Guide. Following the track activity each night, make your way to the Padang Stage in Zone 4 for the headline concerts. If you’re in Zone 1 or 2, you can even get there by walking the track, which opens up about 20 minutes after the final activity.
#7 – Take It All In
Finally, make sure you take in every moment of what promises to be one of the most thrilling races on the F1 calendar. There are viewing platforms dotted around the circuit for optimal viewing and photo opportunities. Pack a portable charger (we love this one!) to make sure your phone won’t lose all power at a crucial moment!
As well as our tips, you can also download the Official Singapore GP Event App so you’ll have this and any other important information at your fingertips!
For our customers heading north for the FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX this weekend, we thank you again for trusting us and you never know…..we may just bump into you while you’re there!
Callum (& Jess) Chambers