19 Oct 2022
Changes to take effect from the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023
02 Oct 2022
Red Bull Racing's Sergio Pérez has mastered the streets of Marina Bay, with the Mexican winning a thrilling-but-chaotic Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022 under maximum pressure from Ferrari's Charles Leclerc.
02 Oct 2022
Beitske Visser has kept ice-cool under massive pressure from British rival Alice Powell, with the Dutch racer just 0.3 seconds ahead at the line to claim her first W Series race win in three years at the Marina Bay Street Circuit.
02 Oct 2022
Thai racing driver Kantasak Kusiri has made a stunning comeback on Sunday at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, with Friday’s polesitter finally taking a win in TSS The Super Series’ second race.
02 Oct 2022
The Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022 has set a new record for the highest attendance ever in its 13-year history.
01 Oct 2022
Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc has snatched his second-straight pole position at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, setting him up for success in Sunday’s 61-lap Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022.
01 Oct 2022
Spanish driver Marta Garcia has snatched a shock pole position for Sunday’s W Series race at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, with the grid jumbled by wet and treacherous conditions that saw title hopeful Jamie Chadwick down the order in eighth place.
01 Oct 2022
TSS The Super Series delivered a thrilling opening race in changeable conditions at the Marina Bay Street Circuit with Audi Sport Asia Team Absolute driver Andrew Haryanto scything through the field from eighth on the grid to claim his maiden win in Singapore
30 Sep 2022
Ferrari stole Mercedes’ thunder in second practice ahead of Sunday’s Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022. The Scuderia outclassed FP1 top man Lewis Hamilton with a one-two led by Carlos Sainz, underlining its pace to potentially challenge for pole.
30 Sep 2022
A final push from British racing driver Jamie Chadwick saw her top the timesheets in W Series’ 30-minute practice session at the Marina Bay Street Circuit ahead of Sunday’s race, where all she needs is a win to claim a third-straight title.
30 Sep 2022
Kantasak Kusiri has become the first driver in TSS The Super Series to set pole position at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, where the Thai racer dominated with the fastest time in both practice and qualifying in his Mercedes Benz AMG GT3. TSS The Super Series is racing for the first time in the Republic as a support race of the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022.
29 Sep 2022
Some of the world’s most exclusive sportscar marques are set to battle it out for bragging rights on Singapore’s Marina Bay Street Circuit this weekend, with TSS The Super Series – Thailand’s biggest domestic racing series – joining the bill at the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022.
29 Sep 2022
It is not just Formula 1 that has championship glory under the lights at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, with W Series’ enduring powerhouse Jamie Chadwick able to secure her third-straight championship if she wins the race on Sunday or simply outscores the next three drivers in the standings.
29 Sep 2022
The stage is set and lit for the pinnacle of motorsport’s thrilling return back on track at the home of Formula 1 night racing following a two-year COVID-19 forced hiatus.
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14 May 2022
Singapore Airlines (SIA) will continue as title sponsor of the FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX for three more years, starting with this year’s race which will be held from 30 September to 2 October 2022.
13 Apr 2022
General tickets for the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix 2022 were released for sale today to tremendous success, with three-day grandstand and combination tickets selling out within six hours.
11 Apr 2022
Tickets for the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix 2022 will be released for sale to the public from 13 April at 10am by race promoter Singapore GP Pte Ltd. After a two-year hiatus, Asia’s biggest motorsport and entertainment extravaganza is back on track to welcome fans at the Marina Bay Street Circuit from 30 September to 2 October.
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Updates to the Marina Bay Street Circuit
Changes to take effect from the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023
19 October 2022, Singapore – The track layout of the Marina Bay Street Circuit will be updated from 2023, due to the redevelopment of The Float at Marina Bay into “NS Square” 1 , a community and events venue. Works are scheduled to start in March next year, and are expected to be completed by end-2026. The track will no longer include the Bay Grandstand while the redevelopment works are underway. Starting from the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023, the revised circuit layout will be reduced to 4.94km and the number of laps increased to 62.
Turns 16 to 19 of the previous layout will now be re-aligned into a 397.9m long straight, bringing the total number of turns to 19. Simulations based on a 2020 Formula 1 car indicate the best qualifying lap time at approximately 01:27.7, with the minimum race time expected to be 01:30:34. The changes are subject to the approval of world motorsport governing body Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). Further information will be released when the changes are finalised.
Tickets to the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023 are now on sale at early bird prices via race organiser Singapore GP’s official website at www.singaporegp.sg and authorised ticketing agents. Fans can select from a variety of grandstands (from S$298) and combination packages (from S$798) that will enable them to experience the exciting race action and off-track entertainment from different parts of the Circuit Park over the three-day race weekend.
1 “NS Square” is a permanent space that will, when completed, be a distinctive, attractive and flexible community and events venue, and a dedicated site for National Day Parades. It will feature a National Service-themed gallery, community sports facilities and a new public waterfront promenade. “NS Square” will showcase Singapore’s National Service story and recognise the contributions of national servicemen.
Refer to ANNEX A for the revised track layout's statistics.
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Swashbuckling Pérez stays cool through chaos for his maiden Singapore win
2 October 2022, Singapore – Red Bull Racing's Sergio Pérez has mastered the streets of Marina Bay, with the Mexican winning a thrilling-but-chaotic Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022 under maximum pressure from Ferrari's Charles Leclerc.
Pérez, the first driver to win both the Monaco and Singapore Grands Prix in the same season since Sebastian Vettel in 2011, and a new winner in the city-state, took the lead into turn one and stayed there through the time-limited, safety car-affected race for his second win for 2022, and fourth overall.
The Mexican got a great start on the initially wet track, with the entire field on intermediate tyres, following a torrential downpour that delayed proceedings. Pérez led every lap, and retained the win despite a 5-second time penalty and two penalty points on his licence from the stewards post-race for falling more than 10 car lengths of the Safety Car on lap 36.
“That was my best performance [in F1],” said Pérez. “The last three laps were so intense. I gave everything for the win today
“To keep Charles [Leclerc] behind, especially after the restart, when the [tyre] warm-up was super hard with half the track on the dry side, and the other half was good enough for inters.”
Leclerc was frustrated to finish second from pole position in Singapore for the second-straight time, but said he did not feel worse than he did in 2019.
“Every race has a different feeling, but the frustration is there obviously” he said. “The pace was really good today. Unfortunately, we had a bad start and from that moment on, we were a little bit on the back foot.
“I tried to put quite a lot of pressure on Checo, but [doing that] you overheat the tyres pretty quickly and then you drop a little bit.”
Sainz finished third, which put both Ferraris on the podium for the first time since Miami, and was one place up from where he started in fourth. However, the Spaniard just could not get to grips with the intermediate tyres.
“Unfortunately, it was quite lonely for me because I didn’t have the pace on the intermediate tyre” he said. “I lost a lot on the road to Charles and Checo, and I couldn’t keep up with them. I was struggling quite a lot.”
Singapore was an astonishing double point score for McLaren, its first since the French Grand Prix, given where its drivers originally started on the grid. Lando Norris started sixth and finished fourth, while Daniel Ricciardo climbed up from 16th to fifth for a result that’s catapulted the squad four points ahead of its rival Alpine in the battle for fourth in the constructors’ championship.
There was more leapfrogging happening down at Aston Martin, with the green team jumping ahead of American squad Haas for seventh in the standings after Lance Stroll finished sixth, and four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel came home in eighth for a 12-point haul.
Red Bull may have won the race, but reigning champion Max Verstappen will want to put a nightmare Marina Bay weekend behind him. The Dutchman was forced to abort his potentially pole-setting final Q3 lap to avoid running out of fuel in qualifying, then ran a scrappy race to ultimately move up one place from his grid slot and finish seventh.
Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton may have won the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix four times, but 2022’s edition was one to forget with multiple incidents for the Brit – including contact with Sainz at the start, and later on, the turn seven barrier – to finish ninth. AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly completed the top-10, in a race of attrition that saw just 14 finishers.
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Beitske Visser earns first W Series win since 2019 on the streets of Singapore
2 October 2022, Singapore – Beitske Visser has kept ice-cool under massive pressure from British rival Alice Powell, with the Dutch racer just 0.3 seconds ahead at the line to claim her first W Series race win in three years at the Marina Bay Street Circuit.
Visser got a great start and took the lead from polesitter Marta Garcia, with the Spaniard soon demoted to third after Powell made a dramatic move at turn 18 on lap four following a string of fastest laps.
“I was very happy with that one. It is such a relief to get the win and I’ve been waiting for it for a long time. I think it’s been coming for the last few races as we’ve always been there,” Visser said.
“I got a good start and in the first few laps I was very strong. Alice [Powell] was a bit quicker after that, but I managed to hold her off and at the end I was strong again. I had to defend from her once, but after that I knew at which points I had to push to make sure she couldn’t try a move and then it was fine.
“I was a bit worried about the start of the race as they had changed my clutch a bit from yesterday for the biting point and it was a bit of a guess, but thankfully we guessed right!”
Visser is now second in the standings with three rounds to go, 50 points behind leader Jamie Chadwick, who had a nightmare weekend in Singapore. The Brit qualified in eighth after Saturday’s wet qualifying session, and then crashed out on lap 12 as a result of a botched pass on Jessica Hawkins that sent her into the turn seven barriers, and triggered the safety car.
Belén García, who is no relation to Marta, started where she finished in fourth, ahead of Jessica Hawkins, Abbi Pulling and Sarah Moore.
Liechtenstein driver Fabienne Wohlwend benefitted from Chadwick’s dramatic exit to finish eighth, ahead of Finn Emma Kimiläinen, who made solid progress from 12th on the grid. Abbie Eaton closed out the top-10.
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Kantasak Kusuri stuns with Sunday’s TSS The Super Series’ Singapore win
2 October 2022, Singapore – Thai racing driver Kantasak Kusiri has made a stunning comeback on Sunday at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, with Friday’s polesitter finally taking a win in TSS The Super Series’ second race.
Kusiri, racing for YK Motorsports Billionaire Boy by Sunoco, started second on the grid and kept his head into Turn 1 with the top five jostling in furious fashion across the opening few laps. He snatched the lead from the winner of the first race Andrew Haryanto with 16 minutes left on the clock down the back straight and never looked back.
Australian driver Yasser Shahin and Audi Sport Asia Team Absolute teammate Haryanto closed out the podium positions in identical Audi R8 GT3 Evo IIs, all three in the series’ super-competitive GT3 class.
Darryl O’Young, in his Craft-Bamboo Racing-run Mercedes Benz AMG GT3 could only manage fourth, despite challenging for the lead in Saturday’s opening race. The Hong Kong SAR driver proved to be competitive all weekend.
Singaporean Yuey Tan, in his SLK Racing Porsche 991 GT3R impressed with fifth, moving up from where he started in seventh. It was a huge improvement on his opening performance, when he finished down in 14th after smacking the Turn 15 barrier that dropped him to the back of the field.
Thai driver Tanart Sathienthirakul again topped the GTM class, this time coming home in seventh place, just 0.4sec behind Indonesian Anderson Tanoto He in his Absolute Racing Audi GT4.
French driver Romain Stephane Pierre Leroux was again the class-leader in GTC, finishing where he started in 15th overall.
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2 October 2022, Singapore – The Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022 has set a new record for the highest attendance ever in its 13-year history.
After a two-year absence due to the global 2019 pandemic, the Marina Bay Street Circuit welcomed a sold-out record crowd of 302,000 over three days from all over the world, including Australia, the United Kingdom, Indonesia, Netherlands and the USA.
Since the gates opened on 30 September 2022, fans have returned in droves, fuelled by the return of Formula 1, the debut of two new support races and over 100 hours of entertainment over the race weekend.
“It is wonderful to welcome fans back to the Marina Bay Street Circuit. The return of Formula 1 was highly anticipated, with tickets snapped up within hours of the launch earlier this year. From the time we announced our contract renewal at the end of January, we have had several months of intense planning to put together a mega show to signal our return in a big way. In addition to the race action, we have curated an exciting range of entertainment, interactive and gastronomic experiences for the fan zones, as well as introduced new grandstands and hospitality facilities,” said Mr. Colin Syn, Deputy Chairman of Singapore GP Pte Ltd.
Over the last two days, fans were treated to an entertainment line-up that included Marshmello, Westlife, Black Eyed Peas, Suede, and TLC. Tonight, the stage is set for a thrilling finale to the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022 weekend, with Charles Leclerc in pole position, Sergio Perez in second, and Lewis Hamilton third on the grid. Ticketholders can also look forward to performances by Green Day and The Kid LAROI at the Padang Stage, as well as the Black Eyed Peas at the Wharf Stage tonight.
Fans eager to reserve their seats for the next edition can already purchase tickets for the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023, which will be held from 15 to 17 September 2023. Super early bird tickets are now available for sale via the official website www.singaporegp.sg, select ticketing booths around the Circuit Park and Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre (Level 3, Room 336).
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1 October 2022, Singapore – Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc has snatched his second-straight pole position at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, setting him up for success in Sunday’s 61-lap Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022.
On pole position for the 19th time in his career and ninth time this year, the Monégasque closed out Q3 just 0.022 seconds faster than Red Bull rival Sergio Pérez in a thrilling qualifying session that had the crowds on the edge of their seats as the clock ticked down.
“I’m here to win and the only thing I want to do is win tomorrow,” said Leclerc, who admitted that he was frustrated to miss out on victory in 2019, following a Ferrari team strategy that elevated his then-teammate Sebastian Vettel.
Pérez, who missed out on pole by less than the time taken to blink, blamed his mistake at turn 13. Nonetheless, the Mexican starts from the front row for the fifth time in his F1 career, and first since Belgium.
Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes closed out the top-three, which were covered by just 0.054 seconds.
"I was pushing so hard, it was so close!” said Hamilton, whose young teammate George Russell was a surprise Q2 dropout. “I really thought maybe with a perfect lap, we could be fighting for first place. I just didn't have the grip on the final lap, but I'm grateful to be on the second row."
However, while one Ferrari topped the timesheets, the other was stuck in fourth, with Carlos Sainz unable to reprise his FP2-topping pace, and finished just over a tenth down on Hamilton.
Two-time F1 World Champion Fernando Alonso closed out the top-five, with the Alpine driver again one of the stars of qualifying – wringing the neck of his A522 to reach fifth in both Q2 and Q3. It was a world away from his teammate, Esteban Ocon, who dropped out of Q1 for the first time since Imola.
McLaren’s Lando Norris, and AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly, also delivered standout laps to go sixth and seventh on the grid respectively. Both ahead of the reigning F1 World Champion, Max Verstappen who was left fuming on the radio after his Red Bull team told him to abort his final lap to ensure that he retained minimum fuel levels to avoid post-qualifying penalties.
A Verstappen fightback drive to take victory in tomorrow’s race is not out of the question, given three of his last four wins have come from well beyond the front row – including Hungary (P10), Belgium (P14) and Italy (P7). His second-straight title is on the line for the first time this season.
The top-10 was closed out by Haas veteran Kevin Magnussen, and AlphaTauri’s Singapore rookie Yuki Tsunoda, who counts the Marina Bay event as one of his home races given its proximity to Japan.
All in all, a stunning grid promises a stunning race with a lot on the line – as the sport returns to the home of Formula 1 night racing
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1 October 2022, Singapore – Spanish driver Marta Garcia has snatched a shock pole position for Sunday’s W Series race at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, with the grid jumbled by wet and treacherous conditions that saw title hopeful Jamie Chadwick down the order in eighth place.
Garcia, securing her first pole since 2019, beat Beitske Visser to Singapore’s top spot by just 0.087sec, with the pair over five tenths of a second up on the series’ most recent race winner Alice Powell in third. Belen Garcia, unrelated to Marta, is fourth, while Jessica Hawkins closed out the top five.
Hawkins pipped her compatriot Abbi Pulling, who is part of the Alpine F1 Team driver academy, by 17 one thousandths of a second, and starts in sixth. Further back in seventh is Sarah Moore, one of five British drivers in the top-10. The 28-year-old scored her best result of the season so far at the last round in Hungary, where she was again in seventh.
The shock continued with Jamie Chadwick left eighth, with her third-straight W Series title on the line tomorrow. The Brit can lift that crown if she either wins the outright, or outscores her rivals Visser, Pulling and Powell tomorrow in the 30 minutes plus one lap race.
"The goal in Singapore is to win the title and my approach to the weekend won’t change,” said Chadwick at the start of the weekend. “It's too complicated to work out all the scenarios with the points and then drive tactically. I'll just go out there and do the best job I can.”
But, up at the front Garcia has a strong chance to secure her first win since 2019, which was at W Series’ fourth-ever race held at Germany’s Norisring. There she beat Visser – who joins the Spaniard on the front row tomorrow.
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1 October 2022, Singapore – TSS The Super Series delivered a thrilling opening race in changeable conditions at the Marina Bay Street Circuit with Audi Sport Asia Team Absolute driver Andrew Haryanto scything through the field from eighth on the grid to claim his maiden win in Singapore.
Haryanto, racing an Audi R8 GT3 Evo II, impressed in low-grip track conditions, following a pre-race downpour, and he finished the 30-minute first race 5.133 seconds ahead of early race leader Darryl O’Young from Craft-Bamboo Racing in his Mercedes Benz AMG GT3.
O’Young pipped the pole-sitter, Thai racer Kantasak Kusiri by just 0.629sec, with the pair battling it out for the lead in the opening laps – before Kusiri went wide at the exit at turn 10 with 16 minutes remaining, losing his lead. The Thai racer returned to the track, after kissing the barrier, and was then quickly swallowed up by Haryanto on his way to the lead.
Thai driver Tanart Sathienthirakul again topped the GTM class for sixth outright, but was just beaten to the line (0.518sec) by GT3-pilot Vincente Floriendo in his B-Quik Absolute Racing Team-run Audi R8 GT3 Evo II.
French driver Romain Stephane Pierre Leroux was again the class-leading driver in GTC, finishing ninth overall, up from where he started – 13th on the grid – for strong progress made through the field.
However, it was not easy to stay out of trouble, with Anderson Tanoto He, in his Absolute Racing Audi GT4 triggering the safety car with seven minutes to go in the race with a heavy crash at the exit of Turn 14.
Singapore local Yuey Tan, in his SLK Racing Porsche 991 GT3R, also smacked the barrier at turn 15, but continued on. While GTC racer Charun Kietbumrungkul in his Full Function team-run McLaren 570S GT4 hit the wall between turns 21 and 22 and retired.
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30 September 2022, Singapore – Ferrari stole Mercedes’ thunder in second practice ahead of Sunday’s Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022. The Scuderia outclassed FP1 top man Lewis Hamilton with a one-two led by Carlos Sainz, underlining its pace to potentially challenge for pole.
Ferrari, which won the last Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix with Sebastian Vettel in 2019, and Charles Leclerc then on pole, set its best times in FP2 on the soft tyres and has so far delivered on expectations that the Marina Bay Street Circuit would suit its F1-75 better than the last race at Monza.
But, reliability issues may yet bring it undone after Leclerc spent more than half the session in the garage, with mechanics checking his car. He had endured brake issues during the opening hour of action.
Mercedes stayed in touch with its Italian rival, with George Russell third-fastest – up from fifth in the opening session – but over three tenths of a second behind Sainz after an “awful” lap because of a lock-up at turn 13. It was a recovery of sorts for the Brit, after a light impact with the barrier in FP1 that brought out the red flag just 10 minutes into the session.
Reigning F1 World Champion Max Verstappen could only manage to take fourth fastest, with the razor-sharp Dutchman – who can secure his second-straight title on Sunday – stuck in his Red Bull garage, while setup changes were completed on his RB18. That limited him to just eight laps, and a late run on soft tyres that got him to within four tenths of Sainz’s top time.
Hamilton, who pipped Verstappen in FP1, closed out the top-five, more than half a second shy of the lead Ferrari. But, improvements are expected in tomorrow’s final practice session with Hamilton enduring traffic on his final soft run.
Alpine is looking good in its quest to outpace and outscore rival McLaren. It is leading for fourth in the standings. Esteban Ocon and his two-time F1 World Champion teammate Fernando Alonso finished in sixth and eighth in FP2 respectively, while its rival finished out of the top-10.
Experience certainly pays on a technical track like the Marina Bay Street Circuit and Alfa Romeo’s multiple race-winning leader Valtteri Bottas was seventh, pipped by Ocon ahead by just 19 one thousandths of a second. Meanwhile over at Red Bull, Sergio Pérez could not get a clean lap, leaving him ninth at the flag.
Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll closed out the top-10, with the Canadian recovering from a crash with the barriers that ruled him out of FP1 with 20 minutes left on the clock. The Canuck made contact with the wall at turn five, and continued on down the back straight before stopping at the turn seven slip road.
But, it was high drama at Red Bull’s sister team AlphaTauri, with the engine air intake of Pierre Gasly’s AT03 erupting into flames, leaving him 14th, while Yuki Tsunoda was down in 17th after he suffered a fuel system issue that meant his Friday running was ultimately cut short.
The eyes of the world will return to the Marina Bay Street Circuit tomorrow for FP3, and qualifying, ahead of Sunday’s Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022.
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Jamie Chadwick storms in during closing stages to top practice in Singapore
30 September 2022, Singapore – A final push from British racing driver Jamie Chadwick saw her top the timesheets in W Series’ 30-minute practice session at the Marina Bay Street Circuit ahead of Sunday’s race, where all she needs is a win to claim a third-straight title.
Chadwick won five-straight races to start the 2022 season, setting up her title defence, before Alice Powell ended that golden run at the last race in Hungary. But, the 24-year-old snatched back control at Singapore’s Marina Bay Street Circuit, with her fastest time of 2:13.529 more than half a second up on second-placed rival Abbi Pulling and three-quarters up on Powell in third.
Chadwick, who is affiliated with F1 team Williams, left no stone unturned in her Singapore preparations, which went well beyond a summer holiday trip to check out the 23-turn track that is one of the toughest on the calendar.
“The track surface is basically [made up of main roads which are used daily, so it's constantly changing which makes it hard to prepare for,” Chadwick said.
“I've spent some time learning the circuit on the simulator at Williams, but it's tricky because there are lots of corners.”
It was a difficult session to gain crucial Marina Bay experience though, with red flag stoppages for stopped cars out on track, including Emma Kimilainen, Chloe Chambers, and Abbie Eaton, all of which ensured that there was a flurry of laps and action in between.
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30 September 2022, Singapore – Kantasak Kusiri has become the first driver in TSS The Super Series to set pole position at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, where the Thai racer dominated with the fastest time in both practice and qualifying in his Mercedes Benz AMG GT3. TSS The Super Series is racing for the first time in the Republic as a support race of the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022.
Kusiri, racing for the YK Motorsports Billionaire Boy by Sunoco team, cruised to pole position by almost 1.4 seconds ahead of his nearest rival, second-placed Darryl O’Young in another Mercedes Benz AMG run by Craft-Bamboo Racing. Yasser Shahin closed out the top-three for the grid in his Audi Sport Asia Team Absolute-run Audi R8 GT3 Evo II. All three are in the GT3 class.
Thai driver Tanart Sathienthirakul topped the GTM class, to take sixth outright, with his 2:19.100, over 4.7 seconds behind the leader. He was also one of seven drivers to complete 10 laps, the highest tally for the session.
Drivers throughout the field had to scramble for banker laps, after the red flag came out five minutes into qualifying given GTC racer Charun Kietbumrungkul lost control of his Full Function team-run McLaren 570S FT4. The Thai driver stopped on-track, but brought his car back to the pit lane without setting a lap time in this crucial session that has set the grid for tomorrow’s first race.
The class-leading driver in GTC, however, was French pilot Romain Stephane Pierre Leroux, racing a Viper Niza Racing team Aston Martin Vantage GT4. He finished 13th overall, behind GT3 driver Yin Yu Chen from Chinese Taipei who was behind the wheel of the First-Team AAI-run BMW M6 GT3.
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Top marques and drivers on show in TSS Super Series support race
29 September 2022, Singapore - Some of the world’s most exclusive sportscar marques are set to battle it out for bragging rights on Singapore’s Marina Bay Street Circuit this weekend, with TSS The Super Series – Thailand’s biggest domestic racing series – joining the bill at the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022.
The FIA-inscribed series, which is racing in Singapore for the first time, features an exotic mix of supercars – combining three classes, GT3, GTM and GTC, in one – including the likes of Toyota, Lexus, Audi, Porsche, Aston Martin, Mercedes-AMG, Bentley, Lamborghini, and Ford Mustang.
The series, which is an emerging force on the global stage, ensures close wheel-to-wheel racing using a “balance of power” matrix that takes into account each car’s weight, and engine reference data. And it will be flat-out from the opening lap with no championship points on offer.
Singapore will host two invitational races, which features a glittering field of 27 drivers from all over the world, including Singapore, Thailand, the Netherlands, Australia, USA, New Zealand, France, Hong Kong SAR, Canada, and Malaysia. All keen to make their mark on the world-famous grand prix stage.
Singaporean Yuey Tan will no doubt lead the challenge for SLK Racing in his Porsche 991 GT3R, drawing on his experience pounding out the laps at Marina Bay previously for the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia.
Tan will likely go wheel-to-wheel with another top gun, two-time Bathurst 12 Hour and Macau winner, Darryl O’ Young, in his Mercedes Benz AMG GT3. The Hong Kong combatant is no stranger to racing on street tracks, having won all eight races at the opening round in Bangsaen, Thailand.
Singapore this weekend is the third stop of a five-round 2022 calendar, and the series is excited to be racing in Asia’s glamorous city-state, with spectators sure to be impressed with the cars and stars on-track.
“In the past decade, we have been through many obstacles. And all of them are challenges that we must go through. It brought us to a higher level, and that is why we are here now,” said series director Preeda Tantemsapya.
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Another crown on the line for W Series multiple champion Jamie Chadwick
29 September 2022, Singapore - It is not just Formula 1 that has championship glory under the lights at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, with W Series’ enduring powerhouse Jamie Chadwick able to secure her third-straight championship if she wins the race on Sunday or simply outscores the next three drivers in the standings.
Chadwick, who is a part of F1 team Williams’ driver academy, won five-straight races to start the season, enabling her to put one hand on the crown before her fellow Brit Alice Powell finally ended that golden run in Hungary.
But, while the 24-year-old has a 75-point advantage over both Powell and rival Beitske Visser, she is not doing anything different on W Series’ first trip to Asia.
“The goal in Singapore is to win the title and my approach to the weekend won’t change,” Chadwick said. “It's too complicated to work out all the scenarios with the points and then drive tactically. I'll just go out there and do the best job I can. There are still lots of races to go, so I don't need to be conservative.”
Chadwick hasn’t had it easy, though, with Powell and Visser challenging her for the championship silverware in 2021 and 2019 respectively. Singapore will be another level again, given the intense heat and 23-corners, meaning there is no room for error across the entire weekend.
“It's easy to make a mistake, the grip is low in some places, and we'll be out early so the practice session will be dusty,” said Chadwick, who travelled to Singapore on holiday during the European summer to acclimatise.
“Keeping it on the road and managing the conditions will be key. Our sessions won't be as late as Formula 1's, so it's going to be hotter for us. But we've had lots of hot races already this year and I know what I need to do from a physical point of view.”
All the drivers, however, will be able to learn from Filipino Bianca Bustamante, who has previously driven at Marina Bay during her karting career but neither on the full circuit, nor in the one-make Tatuus F3 T-318, a race car homologated to the latest FIA F3 specification with a 4-cylinder turbo 270hp engine.
“I've raced karts in Singapore since the age of eight, and it was always a dream to drive on the Marina Bay Street Circuit, so I can't believe that dream is becoming a reality,” she said.
One driver who will be soaking up all the information she can is Norwegian Ayla Agren, who makes her 2022 debut replacing Tereza Babickova who sustained a spinal injury in a Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine race held at Austria’s Red Bull Ring earlier in September.
Regardless, the 23-turn Marina Bay Street Circuit will be a huge challenge for everyone in W Series – and for good reason.
“It's a new circuit for us,” says W Series’ Racing Director Dave Ryan.
“So track time is limited, the surface is bumpy, the walls are not far away, our sessions take place in a range of lighting conditions, and the heat and humidity are intense, even more so for our drivers than the F1 drivers given we will be on-track before sunset for qualifying and the race.”
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F1 set for lights, cameras and action again at the Marina Bay Street Circuit
29 September 2022, Singapore - The stage is set and lit for the pinnacle of motorsport’s thrilling return back on track at the home of Formula 1 night racing following a two-year COVID-19 forced hiatus. The action is set to start from Friday in preparation for this Sunday’s 61-lap Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022.
The driver to beat will be reigning F1 World Champion Max Verstappen, with the Dutchman not just going for his sixth-straight race victory, and Red Bull’s first at Marina Bay since 2013, but a second-straight title.
But, a lot has to go right for him to secure that crown, including at least the win, while rival Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc must be in ninth or lower, and his Red Bull teammate Sergio Pérez – who is looking to become the first to win in Monaco and Singapore in the same season since 2011 – must be fourth or lower.
“It’s important to have a good qualifying lap here so we’ll be focusing on that,”
said Verstappen, who has scored 11 wins from 16 races so far this season, with just two more needed to equal the most wins in a single campaign record held by Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel.
“It’s very difficult to do a perfect lap here because of tight turns and how close the walls are. I don’t really think about the Championship, I just want to have a positive weekend on track and take it race by race, there’s no rush."
But, Italy’s Prancing Horse will be hot on the Bull’s heels, with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc going all-out to stay in the 2022 title hunt, and score his first win since Austria in July. The young Monégasque is 116-points behind Verstappen in the drivers’ standings with six races to go, but hasn’t been ruled-out just yet.
Like everyone in the F1 Paddock, Leclerc – and Ferrari teammate Carlos Sainz – will stay on European time while in Singapore to stay sharp at night, making the transition easier, but he will have to battle the hot and humid conditions that mean a lapse in concentration can lead straight to a date with the barriers.
“We have made some positive progress and were more competitive [in Monza], so I am looking forward to be back racing in Singapore,” Leclerc said following the last race, the Italian Grand Prix.
Reigning F1 World Constructors’ Champions Mercedes are hoping for stronger results, with the Marina Bay Street Circuit set to suit its W13 more than power track Monza that preceded its trip to Asia.
“I think we expect Singapore to be a bit more like we’ve seen in Budapest [Hungary] and Zandvoort [The Netherlands],” said Mercedes’ technical director Mike Elliott. “It’s a bumpy circuit, which is going to provide its challenges, but in terms of the nature of the corners we think it’ll be a bit better for our car.”
That, along with the potential for showers throughout the weekend could see a chance for the Silver Arrows, which are on-course for their first winless season since 2011. Seven-time F1 World Champion Sir Lewis Hamilton, and teammate George Russell, have far from given-up, though.
“Even though I know it’s going to be an incredibly difficult weekend from our perspective, sat inside of that car and sweating it out on one of the toughest circuits of the year, I feel like that gives us an opportunity to try and beat our rivals,” Russell said. “So, I’m really excited for the weekend and I think we’ve made a lot of progress.”
Behind the top three teams, the fight for success is just as intense with Alpine and McLaren battling for fourth place, as “best of the rest,” and just 18 points between them with six rounds to go.
McLaren has a striking new livery for the season’s Asian leg in Singapore and Japan, care of sponsor OKX, and will no doubt feature tweaks to the MCL36 to keep the heat on its French rival.
Alpine, which leads the fight, has also brought upgrades and has the results to show as well with five double points scores from the last six races.
“We are bringing an entire new floor to both cars this weekend, which will also carry over to Japan,” said Alpine’s chief technical officer Pat Fry.
“Visually, on the surface, [the floor is] not much different to the previous version as most of the developments are underneath. It should bring a reasonable step in performance, though.”
Behind Alpine and McLaren is a white-knuckle fight for sixth place with four F1 teams in contention for the result, including Alfa Romeo (52 points), Haas (34), AlphaTauri (33) and Aston Martin (25), and consistent point scoring the simple way to make it happen.
“We are one point behind seventh place in the Constructors’ so our goal over the last six races this year has to be to at least move up as much as possible, and it’s looking very tight,” said AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly, who has been one of the top midfield drivers of the past few seasons.
“It’s not impossible for us to catch Alfa Romeo for sixth [place], but it might be complicated and depend on us having a really great end to the season.”
Across at Williams, which sits 10th in the standings, Alex Albon is preparing for his race return in the aftermath of respiratory failure after appendicitis forced him to sit out the last race in Italy. Nyck de Vries proved an outstanding stand-in at Monza, with points on his last-minute F1 debut, and remains on standby to race alongside Nicholas Latifi should Albon need more time to recover.
All in all, there’s a lot on the line – for all 10 teams – as they prepare to thread the barriers at high-speed once again for the 13th edition of the sport’s original night race, the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022.
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ESTABLISHMENT OF TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREAS DURING
2022 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX
21 September 2022, Singapore – The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) will be establishing Temporary Restricted Areas (TRAs) over parts of Singapore to ensure the safety of the public and to facilitate helicopter flights that will be flying at low levels as part of the aerial filming for the 2022 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix.
The establishment of the TRAs under the Air Navigation Order (ANO) will be in effect on the dates and times stated below.
| 29 September 2022|
|1430hrs to 2230hrs|
| 30 September 2022|
|1530hrs to 2300hrs|
| 1 to 2 October 2022|
(Saturday to Sunday)
|1500hrs to 0000hrs|
| 2 to 3 October 2022|
(Sunday to Monday)
|1500hrs to 0030hrs|
The TRAs (as shown in Annex A) will extend from ground level to 4,000 feet above mean sea level.
During the stated dates and times, the conduct of all aerial activities including kite-flying, hoisting of captive balloons and flying of unmanned aircraft such as drones into and within the TRAs, is strictly prohibited, unless the required permits have been obtained from the CAAS.
The conduct of aerial and unmanned aircraft activities within the TRAs without the required permits from the CAAS is an offence under the ANO and the Air Navigation (101 – Unmanned Aircraft Operations) Regulations 2019 (ANR-101) respectively. The penalty upon conviction for the offence under the ANO is a fine of up to S$20,000 for the first offence, and a fine of up to S$40,000 or imprisonment of up to 15 months, or both, for the second and subsequent offences. The penalty upon conviction for the offence under the ANR-101 is a fine of up to $50,000 or imprisonment of up to 2 years, or both, for the first offence, and a fine of up to $100,000 or imprisonment of up to 5 years, or both, for the second and subsequent offences.
In addition to the TRAs, existing restrictions on the conduct of aerial and unmanned aircraft activities within 5km of aerodromes, Danger Areas, Prohibited Areas, Restricted Areas and Protected Areas remain in force. Members of the public are reminded to check the OneMap.sg website or the OneMap app for information on areas where the conduct of aerial and unmanned aircraft activities is prohibited or requires a permit.
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5 August 2022, Singapore – Malaysian rock legends Wings are set to boost the high-octane Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022 this 30th September. The rockers will be the first Southeast Asian act in the power-packed event’s history to perform at the Zone 4 Padang Stage.
Led by singer and actor Awie, the iconic band debuted in 1985 with the record-breaking album ‘Belenggu Irama’. Since then, they continued their streak of hits with Sejati, Misteri Mimpi Syakilla and Taman Rashidah Utama. Wings has published eleven studio albums, in addition to compilation albums and live albums, selling close to two million records.
Awie (Vocalist), Sham (Guitar), Edrie (Guitar), Eddie (Bass) and Black (Drums) will perform on Friday, 30 September between the Formula 1 practice sessions. Tickets to catch the performance and the Formula 1 action start from S$98 for a Friday Zone 4 Walkabout ticket. Refer to Annex A for full list of available tickets.
The addition of Wings completes the entertainment line-up, which also includes Marshmello, Westlife, Green Day, Black Eyed Peas, Suede, The Kid LAROI, and TLC. More information on the entertainment programme can be found at https://singaporegp.sg/en/entertainment/2022-entertainment-line-up.
All tickets to the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022 will allow fans to enjoy the on-track action as well as the activities and performances in Zone 4 of the Circuit Park. Valid tickets will be required to access the relevant zone for each day.
Limited tickets are available for sale via the official website, as well as Singapore GP’s authorised ticketing partners. To purchase tickets and for more information on the race weekend line-up, visit www.singaporegp.sg.
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Boosted and ready to roar: Two new support races revs up the high-octane weekend
27 July 2022, Singapore – Petrolheads can look forward to brand new support races on the Marina Bay Street Circuit when the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022 returns this 30th September to 2nd October. In addition to the Formula 1 action, the Marina Bay Street Circuit will also play host to support races making their exciting debut in Singapore – all-female single-seater racing championship W Series, and one of Asia’s most competitive GT Series, the TSS The Super Series.
New for this year, Formula 1 fans can catch their favourite drivers in a special F1 Meet & Greet session on Saturday, 1 October. For the first time ticket holders can see their favourite racers up close at the Zone 1 Wharf Stage.
Making their exciting debut on the Marina Bay Street Circuit as well as their first race in Asia is the all-female international single-seater motor racing championship, W Series. Singapore will host the seventh round of the 2022 season, which is currently led by reigning double champion, Jamie Chadwick of Jenner Racing. The 24-year-old Briton has won the first five races of W Series’ record 10-race 2022 campaign. Refer to ANNEX A for more details on W Series.Catherine Bond Muir, Chief Executive Officer of W Series said: “Our 2022 season promised to be a landmark one as we staged more races (10) in a single season that ever before, including a first-ever race in Asia, which is a key market for us. The Marina Bay Street Circuit has built a fantastic reputation for great racing and we’re sure the atmosphere will be incredible as racing returns there after a break. We staged our first-ever race on a street circuit in Miami in May to great acclaim, and I’m sure our drivers will put on another exciting show at Marina Bay and continue to inspire new fans of W Series in Asia.” Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, TSS The Super Series is the biggest domestic racing series in Thailand and is also inscribed by the FIA. The series, which is racing in Singapore for the first time, features an exciting mix of GT3/ GTM and GTC supercars. Spectators can expect to see the likes of Toyota, Lexus, Audi, Porsche, Aston Martin, Mercedes AMG, Bentley, Lamborghini, and Ford Mustang on the streets of the Marina Bay Street Circuit. Singapore will host two invitational races, which features 27 drivers from all over the world, including Singapore, Thailand, the Netherlands, Australia, USA, New Zealand, France, Hong Kong SAR, Canada, and Malaysia. Refer to ANNEX B for more details on TSS The Super Series.
“We are thrilled that Singapore will be the first in Asia to host the W Series, as we get back on track after a two-year hiatus. W Series is leading the way in promoting diversity and gender equality in motorsports. We are proud to partner them by offering a platform for an all-female line-up of elite racers to compete at the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022. TSS The Super Series will also be a treat for motorsport fans as their superb line-up of GT supercars make their debut at the Marina Bay Street Circuit,” said Colin Syn, Deputy Chairman, Singapore GP Pte Ltd.
All tickets to the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022 will allow fans to enjoy all the on-track action, as well as the performances in Zone 4 of the Circuit Park including Marshmello, Westlife, Green Day, Black Eyed Peas, Suede, The Kid LAROI, and TLC. Valid tickets will be required to access the relevant zone for each day. Limited tickets are available for sale via the official website, as well as Singapore GP’s authorised ticketing agents. To purchase tickets and for more information on the race weekend line-up, visit www.singaporegp.sg .
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22 July 2022, Singapore – The stage is set for Singapore’s biggest party in three years, as the Formula 1 night race gets back on track this 30th September to 2nd October. Gear up for a weekend of high-octane action and entertainment, as event organiser Singapore GP Pte Ltd unveils a power-packed race weekend line-up for the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022. Joining the previously announced acts Marshmello, Westlife, and Green Day, this year’s programme also features Black Eyed Peas, The Kid LAROI, TLC, and Suede as well as an exciting mix of local and international artists from all over the world.
The three-day race weekend now includes over 100 hours of entertainment throughout the Circuit Park, including 92 performances across nine stages, 79 roving acts as well as an array of art installations and activities to enthral crowds.
Four additional main stage acts for the race weekend
Having sold more than 35 million albums and 120 million singles worldwide, American pop-rap group Black Eyed Peas is one of the best-selling acts of all time. Currently made up of will.i.am, apl.de.ap and Taboo, and featuring J. Rey Soul, the group’s numerous hits include Where Is The Love, I Got A Feeling, Ritmo, Girl Like Me and more. Ranked 12th on Billboard’s Decade-End Chart Artist Of The Decade and Seventh on Billboard’s Hot 100 Artists Of The Decade, the group has won six Grammy Awards including Record Of The Year and Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal. The band recently collaborated with a host of fellow superstar artists, including Shakira, David Guetta, J Balvin, Ozuna, Nicky Jam, Maluma and more, as their latest album Translation lit up charts around the world. Currently on a major European tour, Black Eyed Peas will make an exclusive stopover in Asia to perform at the Padang Stage (Zone 4, Saturday, 1 October) and the Wharf Stage (Zone 1, Sunday, 2 October).
Australian breakout star, rapper, singer and songwriter The Kid LAROI brings his enigmatic live show to the Zone 4 Padang Stage on Sunday, 2 October. The Kid LAROI has garnered 14.5 billion streams worldwide with hits like Stay (with Justin Bieber), Thousand Miles and WITHOUT YOU. His debut album ‘F*CK LOVE’ reached #1 on the Billboard 200 and is RIAA-certified double platinum. Earlier this year, The Kid LAROI bagged five Billboard Music Awards including the awards for Top Streaming Song, Top Collaboration, and Top Hot 100.
TLC will bring their CrazySexyCool to the Zone 1 Wharf Stage on Saturday, 1 October. With 70million records sold worldwide, four Grammy Awards, two RIAA diamond-certified albums among a total of four multi-platinum albums, ten Top 10 singles, and four number one singles, they are the undisputed best-selling American girl group of all time. One of the greatest legacies in music history, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, and the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes gave music fans hits like Waterfalls, Creep, No Scrubs, Unpretty and many more.
Classic British alternative band Suede will energise fans with their glam rock numbers at the Zone 1 Wharf Stage on Saturday, 1 October. Featuring guitarist Richard Oakes, bass player Mat Osman, drummer Simon Gilbert, keyboardist Neil Codling, and the instantly recognisable vocals of frontman Brett Anderson, the legendary band is associated with fostering the Britpop movement in the mid-1990s. Three of the influential group’s five studio albums have reached number one in the UK and their hits include, Animal Nitrate, Beautiful Ones, Saturday Night, and She’s In Fashion.
Sensational talents at every turn
Adding to the festival atmosphere are a fantastic mix of international and local performers and roving acts who will perform throughout the Circuit Park. The international line-up features American indie pop band iDKHOW, Swedish-Gambian singer/songwriter Seinabo Sey, Kerala-based multilingual indie-folk alternative band When Chai Met Toast, Malaysian reggae band Salammusik , as well as Israeli electronic music project Garden City Movement. Singaporean acts to watch out for include singer/songwriter INCH, hip-hop duo ihasamic! & Wovensound, rapper Shigga Shay, dancers ScRach MarcS, as well as music producer and DJ WUKONG. Refer to ANNEX A for more details on the entertainment line-up.
Singapore GP will also be shining the spotlight on local artists including 8EyedSpud, Adeline Loo of It Takes Balls, HAFI, Koh Dawn, Lee Wei Lieh of Very Small Exhibition, and Paper Carpenter to display their works at specially curated experiential zones within the Circuit Park. These zones offers a host of interactive activities, entertainment as well as food and beverage. Refer to ANNEX B for more information on the installations.
All tickets to the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022 will allow fans to enjoy the on-track action as well as the activities and performances in Zone 4 of the Circuit Park. Valid tickets will be required to access the relevant zone for each day. Limited tickets are available for sale via the official website, as well as Singapore GP’s authorised ticketing agents. To purchase tickets and for more information on the race weekend line-up, visit www.singaporegp.sg .
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Singapore GP invites local residents to get Back on Track with launch of community campaign
8 July 2022, Singapore – Race promoter Singapore GP is inviting local residents to get ‘Back on Track’ with the launch of a community campaign with a slew of free activities throughout the heartlands. The campaign features a mix of crowd favourites as well as new initiatives to get locals geared up for the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022.
After a two-year hiatus, Singaporeans can look forward to the return of the Pit Lane Experience, a #SingaporeGP Roving Truck, and an Simulator Challenge.There are also brand new programmes, such as Formula 1 race screenings, art collaboration Project F1 HeARTland and pop up events all over the island to celebrate the return of Formula 1 to the Marina Bay Street Circuit.
Pit Lane Experience (29 Sep)
Back for the eighth year, the highly anticipated Pit Lane Experience will see up to 4,000 lucky fans getting up close to the Formula 1 team garages and cars, as they walk down the pit lane. This returning crowd favourite will also give fans the opportunity to experience the F1 Village and enjoy performances in Zone 1 of the Marina Bay Street Circuit a day before the Circuit Park officially opens. Local residents can ballot for a free pair of tickets from 15 August.
Free F1 Screenings & Simulator Challenge with #SingaporeGP Roving Truck (8 Jul – 29 Sep)
Keep a lookout for the #SingaporeGP Roving Truck as it makes pit stops at over 30 locations all over the island, bringing a slice of Formula 1 to a neighbourhood near you.
In the lead up to the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022, the first-of-its-kind truck in Singapore will offer free live screenings of races via Singtel TV. Fans can cheer for their favourite drivers at screenings of the Formula 1 races in Austria, France, Hungary, Belgium, the Netherlands and Italy at select locations islandwide. Those who attend the screenings will also be able to double their balloting chances of getting tickets for the Pit Lane Experience.
With network partner Singtel’s ultra-responsive 5G connectivity, visitors will enjoy an immersive racing experience with the Simulator Challenge. Singapore’s fastest racers will compete in four grueling rounds between July to September for a chance to win tickets to the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022.
The truck will also feature a host of F1-themed games, where participants stand a chance to win attractive prizes from Singapore GP. (Refer to ANNEX A for the schedule of the #SingaporeGP Roving Truck)
Race On Festival @ West Coast (27 Aug)
An exciting line up of free fun-filled activities await at the Race On Festival at West Coast Community Centre on 27 August with guest-of-honour Minister for Transport & Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations S Iswaran officiating the event.
As part of the National Day Street Party, visitors can have a go at the simulators on the #SingaporeGP Roving Truck and get an up-close view of a McLaren 720S and the extremely rare McLaren Elva – one of only 149 units worldwide – in an exclusive display by Eurokars Supersports Pte Ltd.
Also featured at the festival is the first-ever Mighty AllStars phygital collectible showcase in Singapore of all the drivers from the 2022 Formula 1 season. Designed and sculpted by YARMS Studio, the Mighty AllStars F1 (2022 Collector’s) features 8-inch premium vinyl collectibles of all 20 drivers from the 10 teams in the 2022 F1 season, including Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc, and Lewis Hamilton. The F1 collection is produced by Mighty Jaxx, a local award-winning integrated future culture platform that designs and produces digital and phygital collectibles. (See ANNEX B for more details about Mighty Jaxx)
Festival goers can also cheer on their favourite drivers at the screening of the Formula 1 Rolex Belgian Grand Prix 2022 Qualifying session. There are also attractive prizes to be won for visitors who partake in the games and interactive activities. In addition, limited Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022 Friday Zone 4 Walkabout tickets will be available for sale on site at a special price of $48, exclusively to local residents.
Project F1 HeARTland (27 Aug – 2 Oct)
Art meets Formula 1 in this first of its kind community art project, which brings together local artists 8EyedSpud and HAFI as well as children from Superhero Me, a non-profit inclusive arts group. Together, the participants will create two special artworks embodying the spirit of Formula 1: passion and innovation. The unique photo opportunities will also come to life with an Augmented Reality (AR) filter. The artwork will make its debut at the Race On Festival at West Coast on 27 August, with the remaining artwork displayed at One Punggol on 24 September, as well as at the Circuit Park over the race weekend (30 September to 2 October).
Complementing the physical activities are various free F1-themed crafts, puzzles, and activity sheets that will keep the little ones occupied. They can also learn to make their very own vintage F1 car using recyclable materials through an online video available on the official event website.
For more information about the Back on Track campaign, visit www.singaporegp.sg/en/back-on-track.
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More tickets for the Formula 1 night race will be available for sale from 24 May
23 May 2022, Singapore – The stage is set for a mega blockbuster race weekend, as event organiser Singapore GP Pte Ltd unveils the first wave of acts on what will be a stellar entertainment programme for the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022. This first announcement of Padang Stage acts features Marshmello, Westlife and Green Day to top off the scintillating action as the F1 night race gets back on track at the Marina Bay Street Circuit this 30 September to 2 October for Singapore’s biggest party in three years. The final line-up will include more than 75 performances over the three-day event across eight stages in the Circuit Park, together with roaming performers as well as an array of displays and activities to enthral crowds.
Marshmello (30 September)
Grammy-nominated Marshmello's star continues to rise as the famously masked artist breaks boundaries across the industry. With chart-topping singles and collaborations with the likes of Juice WRLD, Halsey, Demi Lovato, Bastille, Kane Brown, Selena Gomez, Jonas Brothers, and more, Marshmello has clocked almost a staggering 12 billion streams across Spotify alone. With almost 40 million monthly listeners on the platform, he is one of the top 40 most streamed artists in the world on Spotify and the third most subscribed artist on YouTube. Featured on the cover of the Forbes magazine ‘30 Under 30’ issue, Marshmello has proved to not only be an innovative producer, but a forward-thinking businessman. With his own brand of chocolate-filled marshmallows (‘Stuffed Puffs’), he has also launched a children’s entertainment channel, Mellodees. Most recently, Marshmello collaborated with the Jonas Brothers on their early summer smash Leave Before You Love Me, which peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was also nominated for the best dance/electronic album at the 2022 Grammys. Marshmello is set to perform at the Zone 4 Padang Stage on Friday, 30 September.
Westlife (1 October)
One of the most successful boy bands of all time, Westlife consists of vocalists Shane Filan, Mark Feehily, Kian Egan, and Nick Byrne. Since the creation of the Irish group in 1998, 14 of their singles and eight of their 12 studio albums have reached number one on British charts. The prolific chart-toppers whose hits include Swear It Again, Flying Without Wings, If I Let You Go, and My Love, have received numerous accolades, including one World Music Award, two Brit Awards, four MTV Awards, and four Record of the Year Awards. To date, the boyband has recorded a total of more than 24 million in sales in the United Kingdom. Fans can catch Westlife’s ‘The Wild Dreams Tour’ at the Padang Stage in Zone 4 on Saturday, 1 October.
Green Day (2 October)
Legendary American punk group Green Day, is set to rock the Padang Stage in Zone 4 on Sunday, 2 October. Made up of vocalist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tré Cool, Green Day is one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, with more than 70 million records sold worldwide and over 10 billion streams including their breakout album Dookie which achieved diamond status. The five-time Grammy Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees are widely credited with popularising and reviving mainstream interest in punk rock, catapulting a career-long run of #1 hit singles including American Idiot, Good Riddance (Time of Your Life), Wake Me Up When September Ends and more.
More acts will be unveiled in the coming weeks to complete the fantastic entertainment programme for the return of the Formula 1 to the streets of Singapore. The artist line-up is subject to change.
All tickets to the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022 will have access to the Padang Stage in Zone 4. Patrons will need to ensure that they have a valid ticket on the relevant day of an act’s performance.
More tickets to be released
Additional walkabout and single-day grandstand tickets to the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022 will be available for sale in the coming days. The first release of ticket sales in early April sold out within hours due to the enormous demand and similar interest is expected for the upcoming releases.
Zone 4 and Premier Walkabout tickets will go on sale from 24 May, 10am (Singapore time). Tickets in this category are available as single-day options priced from S$98 for a Friday Zone 4 Walkabout ticket, and three-day tickets from S$288 (see ANNEX A for ticket prices). All walkabout ticket holders will have access to strategically located viewing bleachers as well as concerts on the Padang Stage.
A limited release of single-day grandstand tickets will be available for sale from 26 May, 10am (Singapore time). Prices start from $98 for a Bay Grandstand (Friday) ticket (see ANNEX A for ticket prices).
All tickets can be purchased from www.singaporegp.sg. Fans are recommended to follow @F1nightrace on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for the latest updates.
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14 May 2022, Singapore – Singapore Airlines (SIA) will continue as title sponsor of the FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX for three more years, starting with this year’s race which will be held from 30 September to 2 October 2022.
The Singapore Grand Prix is one of Formula 1’s premier and most-anticipated events, as drivers race through the Marina Bay Street Circuit against the spectacular backdrop of the city’s night-time skyline.
SIA first signed as the title sponsor in 2014 for four years, and subsequently extended it in 2018 and 2020 for two years respectively. This latest three-year extension was announced today by SIA Executive Vice President Commercial Lee Lik Hsin and Formula 1 Managing Director of Commercial Brandon Snow.
Mr Lee Lik Hsin, Executive Vice President, Commercial, Singapore Airlines, said: “This year’s highly anticipated Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix will be an important milestone for Singapore, marking the return of a major international sporting event to the city after a two-year disruption due to the pandemic. The race will be warmly welcomed by Singapore residents and visitors alike, and will enhance our reputation as a global city. SIA’s extension of its title sponsorship signals our continued support for both tourism and sports, complements the expansion of our global network, and will bolster Singapore’s recovery as a key international air hub.”
Mr Brandon Snow, Managing Director of Commercial, Formula 1, said: “We are pleased that Singapore Airlines will continue to be the title sponsor of the Singapore Grand Prix for another three years. The Singapore Grand Prix is the original F1 night race, an iconic Formula 1 event loved by fans and drivers, and it returns to the calendar after two years away. This year’s race will see further use of renewable energy and sustainable materials, and the commitments from Singapore Airlines towards sustainable aviation fuels reflect the continued alignment between all partners and Formula 1 in reducing environmental impact.”
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Three-day grandstands and hospitality packages for the night race sold out
13 April 2022, Singapore – General tickets for the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix 2022 were released for sale today to tremendous success, with three-day grandstand and combination tickets selling out within six hours.
“After a two-year absence from the streets of Marina Bay, we are delighted by the incredible response to our first race in our new 7-year term. With the enormous demand, we are very appreciative of the patience and support shown by our fans and are 100% committed to delivering another spectacular edition of the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix this 30 September to 2 October,” says Adam Firth, Director of Singapore GP Pte Ltd.
Those who were unable to purchase tickets can still opt for single-day grandstands and walkabout tickets, which will be released at a later date. More three-day grandstand tickets may also be released in the event of further relaxation of safe management measures to allow for more than the current 75 per cent capacity limit.
To be notified of the latest ticketing updates, sign up for race promoter Singapore GP Pte Ltd’s e-newsletter or follow @F1nightrace on social media.
Due to the overwhelming demand all hospitality packages are now fully taken up. A waitlist has now been started for companies looking to book hospitality in the event extra places become available.
“We have received strong interest from existing and new clients in our hospitality packages ever since the contract renewal for the Formula 1 night race was announced at the end of January. We are honoured that we also remain top-of-mind amongst PMETs and corporations to deliver a fantastic hospitality experience like no other for their guests,” said Shamini Suppiah, Director of Hospitality & Sponsorship Sales, Singapore GP Pte Ltd.
To be added to the waitlist, write to Corporate Hospitality team at [email protected].
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11 April 2022, Singapore – Tickets for the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix 2022 will be released for sale to the public from 13 April at 10am by race promoter Singapore GP Pte Ltd. After a two-year hiatus, Asia’s biggest motorsport and entertainment extravaganza is back on track to welcome fans at the Marina Bay Street Circuit from 30 September to 2 October.
The 5.063km long track will host the 17th round of the Formula 1 championship, which is set to be an electrifying race. With the competition heating up between Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen and Ferrari's Charles Leclerc this season, fans at the home of Formula 1 night racing will be in for a treat. Fans will also get to see Alfa Romeo's Zhou Guanyu, Alpha Tauri's Yuki Tsunoda, Haas’ Mick Schumacher, and Williams’ Nicholas Latifi racing on the streets of Singapore for the very first time.
Fans can select from a variety of three-day grandstand offerings (S$298 to S$1,288) and combination packages (S$698 to S$1,088) that will enable them to experience the exciting race action and off-track entertainment from different parts of the Circuit Park over the race weekend.
Hospitality suites will provide a new level of comfort as well as viewing opportunities with a slew of enhancements lined-up for this year. Patrons can choose to network or host guests at the exclusive Formula 1 Paddock Club, Sky Suite, Twenty3, The Green Room, and Lounge@Turn 3.
A full entertainment line-up for the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix 2022 will be released in the coming weeks. Singapore GP is working with the Singapore government to ensure the event adheres to prevailing safe management measures.
Tickets can be purchased via the official website www.singaporegp.sg, the Singapore GP Ticketing Hotline +65 6229 7777 or via authorised ticketing partners. The full list of available tickets can be found in ANNEX A.
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Race will return in 2022 to reinvigorate tourism and lifestyle sectors, as well as support local jobs and businesses, while adopting solutions to reduce its carbon footprint.
Singapore, 27 January 2022 – Formula 1, Singapore GP Pte Ltd (SGP) and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) are pleased to announce that Singapore will continue to host the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix as part of the FIA Formula One World Championship for another seven years, from 2022 to 2028.
The Singapore night race has been staged 12 times since its debut in 2008. About 268,000 spectators attended when it was last held in 2019, marking the second highest attendance for the race. This affirms that the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix remains one of the most highly anticipated in the racing calendar, as the first night race with a unique street circuit that runs through the heart of the city. The Singapore race experience is also elevated by an exciting line-up of lifestyle and entertainment programmes that extend beyond the Circuit. Since its debut in 2008, the race has generated more than S$1.5 billion in incremental tourism receipts and attracted more than 550,000 unique international visitors.
The race also supports local businesses in the engineering, construction, and hospitality sectors. 90% of the race organisation is sub-contracted annually to Singapore-based companies, providing employment opportunities and enabling businesses to reap economic benefits and built capabilities, while gaining exposure and new business opportunities. Annually, some 30,000 staff, contractors and stakeholders are accredited to work at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, with training provided to students for operational roles within the event grounds, hospitality personnel, as well as volunteer race marshals.
In the lead up to the 2022 race, all parties will work closely together with relevant government agencies and industry stakeholders to refine and implement appropriate protocols to prioritise the health and safety of all participants, staff, fans and the community.
Starting this year, STB and SGP will work together to reduce the carbon footprint of the Singapore race and foster the transition to more sustainable business models. Initiatives include switching to renewable energy sources, increasing recycling efforts and switching to sustainable materials. Formula 1 is also exploring maximising logistics and travel efficiency through process and volume optimisation and by using the least carbon intensive transport available. A full sustainability audit will be undertaken, which will guide the development of other green initiatives that will be implemented for the rest of the new term. As part of its corporate sustainability efforts, SGP will also continue to engage the local community, and encourage diversity amongst event personnel and volunteers.
This is the fourth contract renewal for Singapore, and the seven-year extension is the longest for the race to date. This will give Singapore a longer runway to capture pent-up demand as international travel recovers. It also allows STB, SGP and industry partners to develop new experiences to meet the evolving interests of locals and visitors.
Mr S Iswaran, Minister for Transport & Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations, said: “Even as we deal with the immediate challenges of the pandemic, it is important that we focus on our recovery and long term growth. The Singapore F1 race continues to be a strong focal point for tourists, global events and business meetings. We have decided to continue hosting the F1 race for another 7 years, after thoroughly evaluating the long term benefits that a term extension could bring to Singapore. The renewal will help sustain Singapore’s reputation as a global city with a vibrant lifestyle, attracting international visitors as travel rebounds, and generating business revenue and jobs for Singaporeans. We will ensure that this year’s and future races, as large scale international sporting events, are COVID-safe, informed by the prevailing pandemic situation and public health assessment. We will also work with all stakeholders to ensure the Singapore race is sustainable. We are grateful for the continued support of fans and the local community as we work closely with Formula 1 Management, Singapore GP, and our partners to make the Singapore race even more exciting and memorable, and sustain its position as an iconic event on the F1 calendar.”
Mr Ong Beng Seng of Singapore GP, said: “We are very pleased that the night race will continue for seven more years. After more than a decade of celebrating this spectacular event on the racing calendar, we are looking forward to building on its success and working with Formula 1 as well as its partners to take the night race to greater heights. We are delighted that this marquee event will demonstrate how Singapore is open for business. We look forward to welcoming both local and overseas fans and visitors to the Marina Bay Street Circuit once again.”
Mr Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO, Formula 1, said: “I am delighted that Formula 1 will continue to race in Singapore for another seven years. The Marina Bay Street Circuit hosted the first night race in F1 history in 2008, and Singapore has continued to thrill fans, teams, and drivers ever since. Singapore holds a special place on the F1 calendar, and this extension is part of our long-term commitment to continue to grow the sport in Asia. The plans that are in place to reduce the carbon footprint of the event are impressive and align with our plans to be Net Zero Carbon as a sport by 2030 and I look forward to continuing our successful relationship with Singapore GP and the Singapore Tourism Board as Formula 1 returns to this incredible city.”
Mr Keith Tan, Chief Executive, Singapore Tourism Board, said: “We are proud to continue to host the Singapore Grand Prix for another seven years. It is an experience like no other in the world that reinforces Singapore’s position as a vibrant and exciting global city. STB welcomes the opportunity to work with our partners to introduce new ideas and concepts to enhance the race experience and to make the entire event one of the most environmentally sustainable street circuits in the F1 calendar. We look forward to welcoming international travellers back to Singapore in 2022 for the race, and encourage them to also explore our new and reimagined offerings.”