30 Oct 2023
Early Bird tickets to the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2024 have sold out one month ahead of the expected end of the promotional phase.
18 Oct 2023
F1 Academy has today announced the calendar for the 2024 F1 Academy season which will feature seven rounds, all of which will be support series to the FIA Formula One World Championship™.
17 Sep 2023
Carlos Sainz won the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Grand Prix 2023 for Ferrari in one of the most thrilling finishes the Marina Bay Street Circuit had ever seen in its 14 races to date.
17 Sep 2023
The Marina Bay Street Circuit welcomed 264,108 fans to the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023 over the race weekend.
16 Sep 2023
Carlos Sainz took his first pole position as the Marina Bay Street Circuit witnessed one of its most dramatic qualifying sessions at the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023.
15 Sep 2023
Ferrari claimed the top two spots at the end of the first day’s running in the Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023 as changes to the Marina Bay Street Circuit’s layout saw lap times tumble.
14 Sep 2023
More overtaking opportunities, an extra lap: the Marina Bay Street Circuit has changed, but drivers young and old are still as excited as ever as the Formula 1 roadshow roars into Singapore for the 14th time.
12 Sep 2023
Hospitality guests at the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023 will embark on a gastronomic adventure over the race weekend this 15 to 17 September.
08 Sep 2023
Race organiser Singapore GP Pte Ltd (SGP) will halve the energy emissions from the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix by 2028 by focusing on energy reduction, increasing the use of renewable energy sources, and utilising Renewable Energy Certificates1 (RECs) for unavoidable emissions.
06 Sep 2023
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 2023 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix.
29 Aug 2023
Demand for tickets to the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023 continues to be very strong, with 16 out of 23 categories currently sold out.
12 Jul 2023
New grandstands released to meet demand
16 Jun 2023
With the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023 only three months away, race promoter Singapore GP Pte Ltd has embarked on a Grand Tour of Singapore with a slew of complimentary race-themed activities to rev up excitement in the heartlands for the night race.
09 Jun 2023
New features starting this year will generate cleaner energy and reduce the carbon footprint of the event
18 Apr 2023
Get your party engines started, as race promoter Singapore GP Pte Ltd unveils the first wave of entertainment acts set to light up the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023 from 15 to 17 September 2023.
17 Apr 2023
Due to strong demand for tickets, two new grandstands will be introduced at the Marina Bay Street Circuit for the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023. 12 ticket categories have already sold out, or are selling fast.
20 Mar 2023
Race promoter Singapore GP Pte Ltd’s recruitment of volunteer race officials for the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023 is now open. This is a unique opportunity for members of the public who are keen to marshal the event held at the Marina Bay Street Circuit from 15 to 17 September.
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Incredible demand drives the release of regular-priced tickets to the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2024
30 October 2023, Singapore – Early Bird tickets to the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2024 have sold out one month ahead of the expected end of the promotional phase. As a result, race promoter Singapore GP Pte Ltd will start sales of regular priced tickets earlier than originally planned to 1 November 2023 at 10.00am Singapore time to meet the phenomenal demand.
“The Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023 delivered on all counts, keeping fans on the edge of their seats with the thrilling track action and a surprise winner, and then topping it off with a fantastic entertainment line-up. We look forward to building on that momentum for our 15th edition of the night race with renewed vigour and can’t wait to welcome our fans back to the Marina Bay Street Circuit from 20 to 22 September 2024,” said Adam Firth, Executive Director of Singapore GP Pte Ltd.
Sales across all hospitality categories have also been equally strong, with dedicated suites at the Formula 1 Paddock Club, Sky Suite, and Lounge@Turn 3 for next year’s race almost fully taken up.
“The Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix is a marquee global event that continues to appeal to the widest range of corporate clients and individuals. After a record year in 2023, interest across all hospitality products remain extremely strong. With a return rate of over 70 percent many categories are already close to selling out for 2024. With seven exceptional hospitality products available at a range of price points there is something to meet all market segments.” said Shamini Suppiah, Director of Hospitality and Sponsorship Sales of Singapore GP Pte Ltd.
In addition to Formula 1’s return to the Marina Bay Street Circuit next year, ticketholders can also look forward to the exciting debut of F1 Academy as a support race. Singapore is one of seven circuits to host the all-female racing category which was launched earlier this year to develop and prepare female drivers to progress to higher levels of competition. Their second season is supported by all ten Formula 1 teams who will each provide a driver to the series and have their livery on one car.
All tickets to the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2024 provide access to the concerts at the Padang Stage in Zone 4. Priced from S$128 for a single-day ticket and S$348 for a three-day pass, official tickets can be purchased from www.singaporegp.sg and via authorised ticketing partners.
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Formula 1 Academy
18 October 2023, Singapore – F1 Academy has today announced the calendar for the 2024 F1 Academy season which will feature seven rounds, all of which will be support series to the FIA Formula One World Championshiptm.
The second season of the all-women series will begin in Saudi Arabia on March 7 and finish in Abu Dhabi on December 8. In addition to the hosts of the opening and closing rounds, Miami, Qatar, and Singapore will all join the calendar for the first time, with Zandvoort and Barcelona returning for a second year.
The calendar has been designed to span three continents, Europe, Asia and North America, and will feature a mix of street circuits and traditional circuits. The race calendar will be supplemented by an extensive official testing calendar that will be announced in due course.
The announcement follows news last month that F1 Academy will be supported by all ten F1 teams who will each provide a driver to the series and have their livery on one car.
2024 F1 Academy Calendar
|March 7-9||Jeddah, Saudi Arabia|
|May 3-5||Miami, United States|
|June 21-23||Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain|
|August 23-25||Circuit Zandvoort, Netherlands|
|September 20-22||Marina Bay Circuit, Singapore|
|November 29-December 1||Lusail, Qatar|
|December 6-8||Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi|
Susie Wolff, Managing Director of F1 Academy, said: "I am delighted to announce our seven-round season for 2024. This calendar cements our ambition to become a truly global series, expanding our reach and improving visibility for our mission. We want to inspire young girls and women across the globe and show them that there’s a place for them in our sport, and racing alongside F1 will help us achieve this. I want to thank all seven promotors for supporting us in our mission and embarking on this journey with us in 2024."
Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO of Formula 1, said: "It is fantastic to welcome F1 Academy onto seven rounds of the F1 calendar next year. This global platform, combined with the support of all ten F1 teams, will take the series to the next level, providing not only the opportunity for the drivers to develop their skills on F1 tracks, but to inspire young girls around the world to pursue a future in motorsport. I want to thank our promoters, our F1 teams, and the wider motorsport community for their support of F1 Academy as we move towards our exciting second season."
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“THIS IS HOW IT SHOULD BE!”
Sainz takes brilliant victory in stunning Singapore finish
17 September, Singapore – Carlos Sainz won the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Grand Prix 2023 for Ferrari in one of the most thrilling finishes the Marina Bay Street Circuit had ever seen in its 14 races to date.
The 29-year-old Spaniard sacrificed sheer pace for brilliant race-craft to hold off the attacks of British trio Lando Norris in his McLaren and Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and George Russell in the closing stages of the 62-lap race.
“An incredible feeling, an incredible weekend,” said Sainz after taking the second win of his F1 career and Ferrari’s sixth Singapore success. “I always felt like I had the headspace and the pace in hand to do whatever I wanted to do.”
That included managing the early race pace with help from teammate Charles Leclerc, then responding to a Virtual Safety Car at two-thirds distance which allowed Mercedes to pit both drivers and try to exploit the faster Pirelli Medium tyres which they alone had in hand.
Using his own speed to help Norris profit from the DRS zones as the English driver defended against the Mercedes pair, Sainz controlled the last 10 laps brilliantly to win by just 0.812 of a second.
Norris’s own cause was helped by Russell’s last-lap crash that brought a wail of “No, no!” from the 25-year-old Englishman’s cockpit. “Carlos was very generous, trying to help me get DRS,” admitted Norris as he equalled his best-ever F1 result. “We did everything we needed to do and more, so super-happy.”
“This is how it should be!” beamed Hamilton, the four-time Singapore winner claiming the 196th podium of his 325-race career. “The team did an amazing job today.” Hamilton also claimed the extra point for fastest lap, a 1:35.867 for an average speed of 185.507 km/h.
The Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix’s record of a Safety Car intervention at every race continued when Logan Sargeant’s Williams hit the barrier at Turn 14 on lap 20, shedding pieces of carbon fibre as the American limped back to the pits.
The Virtual Safety Car was needed when a brilliant drive from Esteban Ocon ended with his Alpine stopped on track with a suspected gearbox problem. The team could take some comfort by an equally strong drive from Pierre Gasly, who fought back from elimination in the first qualifying segment to claim an outstanding sixth place.
That put him one behind Max Verstappen, the previously all-conquering Dutchman saying “It feels like driving on ice” as his ill-handling Red Bull struggled for grip despite its obvious race pace. His teammate Sergio Pérez was eighth, sandwiched between two of the three rookies in the field.
Oscar Piastri produced what McLaren boss Zak Brown called “an awesome drive” to come home seventh, while New Zealander Liam Lawson strengthened his case for a permanent race seat with his first points in ninth place in only his third outing as deputy for Daniel Ricciardo at AlphaTauri. The final point went to Haas’s Singapore specialist Kevin Magnussen.
Sixteen of the 19 starters were classified, the field cut by one when Lance Stroll decided discretion was the better part of valour after his huge Saturday crash and the Canadian Aston Martin driver did not take part. On Singapore’s shortened layout the race finished on 1 hr 46 mins 37.418 secs, comfortably within the two-hour limit.
Frenchman Florian Latorre kept his head as he negotiated the Marina Bay Street Circuit’s barriers to claim his second straight win in Porsche Carrera Cup Asia, 7.2 secs ahead of China’s rival Kailuo Luo, closing out the weekend’s action-packed support races.
Earlier, in TSS The Super Series, there was also a double for Tanart Sathienthirakul, whose clean sweep of all sessions peaked in Sunday's thrilling second race two. Safely negotiating multiple safety car interventions, the 30-year-old Thai was 10.2 seconds ahead of rival Adrian D'Silva, with Lin Hao third.
Rounding off the electric entertainment programme that also saw performances by Kings of Leon, Madness, and Groove Armada at different zones of the Circuit Park earlier in the day, Robbie Williams performed to a crowd of 65,000 at the Zone 4 Padang stage after the chequered flag was waved. It was a memorable race weekend with over 80 hours of entertainment throughout the Circuit Park, including 139 artistes across 13 performance and DJ stages, as well as an array of activities to complement the race action.
Overall, the Marina Bay Street Circuit welcomed 264,108 fans to the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023 over the thrilling race weekend.
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17 September, Singapore – The Marina Bay Street Circuit welcomed 264,108 fans to the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023 over the race weekend.
Despite the closure of the Bay Grandstand as part of the planned redevelopment of The Float at Marina Bay, which led to this year’s reduced attendance from 2022’s record capacity, six new grandstands as well as additional walkabout tickets were introduced to mitigate the loss of capacity, and these were all fully taken up due to very strong demand. This year’s turnout exceeds the previously announced anticipated attendance for 2023 of 250,000 over the three days.
In the last two days, the home of Formula 1 night racing has seen stunning action on track capped by a thrilling Qualifying session in which Carlos Sainz claimed Ferrari’s seventh Singapore pole ahead of Mercedes driver George Russell and Sainz’s teammate Charles Leclerc. Singapore now holds its collective breath in anticipation of what could possibly be a sixth different race-winner tonight.
Over the last two days, the Padang stage concerts headlined by Post Malone, Kings of Leon, as well as a line-up of artistes presented by 88rising including Jackson Wang, Niki, and Rich Brian have attracted tens of thousands of fans. Ticketholders can look forward to another amazing night of performances tonight with Robbie Williams and Groove Armada at the Zone 4 Padang stage, as well as the Kings of Leon and Madness at the Zone 1 Wharf Stage.
In a sign of continuing strong demand into 2024, the Super Early Bird tickets for next year’s race have also sold out having gone on sale only 72 hours ago. For the next ticketing phase selected tickets will now be available at Early Bird prices from 26 September via the official website www.singaporegp.sg.
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PRANCING HORSE ‘PROGRESSES’ TO POLE POSITION
Shocking day for Red Bull at the Marina Bay Street Circuit
16 September, Singapore – Carlos Sainz took his first pole position as the Marina Bay Street Circuit witnessed one of its most dramatic qualifying sessions at the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023.
Sainz took his second successive pole with a lap of 1:30.984 to edge out George Russell’s Mercedes by just 0.072 of a second with the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc third, a further seven-thousands behind.
“We are definitely making a bit of progress,” said 29-year-old Spaniard in what may be the understatement of the year. “We hit the ground running from FP1 and went on from there. It was a bit of a messy session for everyone but we kept the focus. Tomorrow I’m going to give it everything.”
“It was definitely a challenging session,” said Russell, “but you have to keep your composure and keep cool.” British compatriot Lando Norris put his seriously upgraded #4 McLaren into fourth place while Lewis Hamilton in the second Mercedes maintained his record of never qualifying out of the top five in Singapore.
Kevin Magnussen, owner of the fastest lap on the longer track layout of previous years, renewed his own love affair with Singapore, putting his Haas on the third row of the grid, with teammate Nico Hülkenberg rounding off a great day for the American team in ninth spot. Between them are the Aston Martin of Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon’s Alpine.
Liam Lawson continued his impressive form since taking over the AlphaTauri from the injured Daniel Ricciardo, the 21-year-old New Zealander qualifying 10th ahead of teammate Yuki Tsunoda.
A disastrous day for the previously untouchable Red Bulls saw championship leader Max Verstappen and teammate Sergio Pérez, winner in Singapore last year, knocked out in the 15-minute Q2 segment for the first time since 2018.
Verstappen described his final quick lap as “an absolutely shocking experience” to end a day when he complained long and loud about his RB19’s gearshifts. “I knew it was going to be tough to put it on pole,” said Verstappen, “but this I didn’t expect. The car was undriveable. It will be a long, tough afternoon tomorrow.”
To cap it all Verstappen’s on-track behaviour earned him not one but two calls to see the race stewards, first for holding other drivers up in the pit lane during Q1 and later for impeding Tsunoda’s AlphaTauri at Turn 4 in Q2. He shrugged that part of his day off: “It was just so messy, it doesn’t matter if you start 11th or 15th.”
There was a lengthy stoppage after the 18-minute Q1 segment, which ended with Lance Stroll climbing unaided from his Aston Martin after a high-speed accident on the final corner which brought out the red flag.
Alfa Romeo duo Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu could not celebrate their new contracts as they were eliminated along with Stroll, American Logan Sargeant in his Williams and the luckless Oscar Piastri, whose McLaren was unable to complete its flying lap when the red flag was shown.
“I was in the final corner,” said the rueful Australian. “It wasn’t the best lap I’ve ever driven but it should have been enough to get through.”
In the day’s other track action series leader Florian Latorre of France reasserted himself with a 1.313-second win over determined pursuer Kailuo Luo of China in the first 12-lap race of the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia event. Latorre set fastest lap of 2:05.061, an average of 142.090 km/h, on lap 6.
In TSS The Super Series action Thai polesitter Tanart Sathienthirakul started poorly but fought back to end up a runaway winner of the first 25-minute invitational race, 10.520 seconds clear of China’s Lin Hao. The winner also set fastest lap with a 2:14.171 or 132.547 km/h on his sixth lap.
So we know how crucial qualifying is at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, where eight of the 13 races have been won from pole. Will Sainz underline that important statistic – or might another new Singapore winner be waiting in the wings?
The day’s off-track entertainment saw concerts by The Kooks, Kings of Leon, and Culture Club in the Circuit Park, with Post Malone capping them off with a performance to a crowd of 65,000 at the Zone 4 Padang stage after the Formula 1 Qualifying session.
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FERRARI AT THE DOUBLE, RED BULL HIT TROUBLE
Sainz tops the times on new-look Marina Bay Street Circuit
15 September, Singapore – Ferrari claimed the top two spots at the end of the first day’s running in the Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023 as changes to the Marina Bay Street Circuit’s layout saw lap times tumble.
F1 experts predicted a nine-second drop with the lap shortened by four corners and 135 metres, but Carlos Sainz’s quickest lap of 1:32.120 seconds, at an average speed of 193.052km/h, was in fact 10.913 seconds faster than the equivalent session in 2022.
The 29-year-old Spaniard led teammate Charles Leclerc by 18-thousandths of a second as the scarlet cars carried their form at Monza to the very different surroundings of the Singapore streets.
Third, two-tenths slower, was George Russell for Mercedes, who clearly liked what he saw from the cockpit. “I am really enjoying the new track layout,” said the 25-year-old Englishman. “It makes the final sector, and the lap as a whole, much more flowing. It definitely improves the experience behind-the-wheel and should help create better racing on Sunday.”
Two-time Singapore winner Fernando Alonso’s Aston Martin was sandwiched between Russell and the second Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton, while a raft of no fewer than nine upgrades helped Lando Norris’s new-liveried McLaren to sixth, albeit over half a second off the front-running Ferraris’ pace.
Max Verstappen, yet to win in Singapore, and Red Bull teammate Sergio Pérez, winner here last year, both complained about their cars’ handling as the Mexican took seventh spot ahead of the dominant Dutchman.
“Every braking zone I feel like I’m going to crash,” Pérez complained as his 250th race weekend got off to a sluggish start. Same problem for Verstappen, who at one point admitted “I lost it” as his RB19 went into a lurid slide out of Turn 13. He nearly lost Sainz as well, the Ferrari driver yelling “I almost crashed into this guy!” as the Red Bull dawdled in front of him with 20 minutes of the session left.
Kevin Magnussen, whose two fastest laps have both come in Singapore, again excelled at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, powering his Haas to an unexpected ninth place, backed up by teammate Nico Hülkenberg in 11th. Between them was the Alfa Romeo of Valtteri Bottas, complete with a new floor which the veteran Finn said was “the upgrade we have been waiting for all season.”
Alex Albon’s Williams looked superb in its new race livery but the 27-year-old who has over-performed in a still under-performing car lasted no longer than 10 minutes of second practice. “I lost power” was the ominous message from the cockpit and Albon’s race and qualifying preparations, for which this session is crucial, were over.
Earlier in the day, Thai driver Tanart Sathienthirakul took a commanding pole position for the first TSS The Super Series race. The 30-year-old’s Audi R8 Evo II had already enjoyed a comfortable 3.6-seconds gap from the 16-car field in a free practice session stopped early after Hong Kong driver Mak Hing Tak’s Bentley GT3 came off second-best in a crash with the Singapore barriers. The Thai star then extended the gap to 4.233 seconds in a superb qualifying performance.
In Porsche Carrera Cup Asia's opening practice, China’s Kailuo Luo laid down a marker for Saturday’s qualifying session, clocking 2.06.022 to leave series leader Florian Latorre 0.435 seconds in his wake.
Series stalwarts Chris van der Drift, a double race-winner last time out, and Martin Ragginger were third and fourth in a session which was also halted 15 minutes early after John Shen stopped at Turn 10.
Off-track, 88rising’s line-up of artistes including Jackson Wang, Niki, and Rich Brian performed to a crowd of 50,000 at the Padang stage in Zone 4.
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“THIS IS THE ORIGINAL!”
Old hands and young hopefuls share the Singapore thrill
14 September, Singapore – More overtaking opportunities, an extra lap: the Marina Bay Street Circuit has changed, but drivers young and old are still as excited as ever as the Formula 1 roadshow roars into Singapore for the 14th time.
Old hand Nico Hülkenberg has been there, done that, but the 36-year-old German cannot wait to hit the Singapore streets again: “Formula 1 has integrated a few night races into the calendar now,” says the Haas driver, “but this is the original, and with that comes some added excitement.”
Red Bull driver Sergio Pérez took an outstanding win here last year, but facing his 250th Grand Prix the 33-year-old Mexican is under renewed pressure to perform in the ‘other’ RB19. The changes may help: “The new track layout is going to make things quicker,” says Checo, “and there will be rain, so it could be fun!”
A two-year extension to his Mercedes contract means four-time Singapore winner Lewis Hamilton will be racing at the pinnacle past his 40th birthday. He has no plans to slow down in pursuit of that elusive all-time record eighth world title.
“We have never been hungrier to win,” says Sir Lewis, who hasn’t won a race since round 21 in 2021. “We have learnt from every success but also every setback. Our story isn’t finished, we are determined to achieve more together, and we won’t stop until we do.” Singapore may be his best chance of victory number 104.
Already well past 40 is Fernando Alonso, whose switch to Aston Martin paid instant dividends with podium after podium early in the year. The top step in Singapore may be a stretch, but the 42-year-old Spanish cavalier still breathes fire and has the memory of two Singapore wins in the first three years to keep his own hunger alive.
At the other end of the F1 scale, three Singapore rookies will be on the streets this year. Logan Sargeant needs a strong finish to the season to keep his place at an improving Williams team and for him it couldn’t start at a better place. “I’m really excited to be driving under the lights at Marina Bay for the first time,” says the 22-year-old American. “It’s a track I’ve wanted to race at since I was a kid.”
Same feeling for 21-year-old Liam Lawson, deputising for the injured Daniel Ricciardo at AlphaTauri: “When I was a kid it was my favourite circuit,” the New Zealander recalls. “I think because it was a night race and just looked really cool – I used to play it on the Formula 1 games all the time.”
Meanwhile, over at McLaren, 22-year-old Australian Oscar Piastri has five top-ten finishes and a fastest race lap in his debut year, a clear sign that F3 and F2 champion Piastri is a star in the F1 making – but Marina Bay is another major test.
And what of F1 icons Ferrari? The scarlet team already boasts three Singapore wins, six poles and 10 podiums; they come fresh from a three-four finish and pole position at their home race in Monza. “A really cool place to race,” Carlos Sainz calls Singapore,” a really cool city.” But the Spaniard also knows the challenge: “the warmest, the longest, the toughest!”
Keep an eye on the Alpine pairing of Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon, who has his 27th birthday on Sunday. Might Singapore be one of the ‘ups’ in an up-and-down year for the French team? Gasly thinks so: “I do enjoy the track,” says Gasly, also 27. “I’ve scored points at the last two races there and intend to make it three in a row.”
As always, qualifying will be crucial, a one-stop strategy is what tyre-suppliers Pirelli say is “the clear way to go”, and Singapore waits to see if it will have its sixth different race-winner.
Which brings us to Max Verstappen. F1’s serial record-breaker has never won in Singapore in six previous attempts: could this be lucky number seven for the Flying Dutchman? With 12 victories so far, Max has got most things right this season, and he also ‘gets’ Singapore. Forget the high temperatures and the heat of battle, says Verstappen: “Marina Bay is a cool circuit!”
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Embark on a gastronomic adventure at the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023
Motorsports meets Michelin-starred dining
Guests at the Formula 1 Paddock Club™ can expect a sensational epicurean experience over at the new The Atrium facility, where they can dine at pop-up celebrity chef restaurants Dani García from Spain, Pavyllon by Yannick Alléno from France, Clare Smyth from the UK, and Cedric Grolet from France. They can also savour clean, contemporary flavours from COMO Cuisine, modern European cuisine from Culina Bistro, refined Peranakan cuisine from the Michelin-starred Candlenut, and Osaka-style cuisine from Ippoh Tempura Bar by Ginza Ippoh. Barcelona's hottest bar, Paradiso will also keep guests fuelled throughout the race weekend.
Over at Twenty3, the exciting culinary line-up includes Switzerland's Ecco Ascona by Chef Rolf Fliegauf, Spain’s Amelia byChef Paulo Airaudo, Thailand’s POTONG by Chef Pam, Japan’s Takagi by Chef Takagi Kazuo & Teruzushi by Chef Takayoshi Watanabe, and Singapore’s Dessert by Odette.
Locally based Michelin-starred restaurants, such as Saint Pierre, Claudine, and Buona Terra are also featured at other hospitality facilities at the Marina Bay Street Circuit.
Dani García - Debut
One of Andalusian's best chefs, three-Michelin starred Dani García fuses traditional products with international techniques and ingredients. His authentic and passion for serving up Spanish gastronomy has won him fans from all over the world.
Pavyllon – Debut
One of the world's finest chefs, Yannick Alléno holds 15 Michelin starts across 14 global restaurants. Renowned for reinventing modern French cuisine with dishes rooted in French gastronomy, diners will get to savour-his signature dishes alongside stunning views of the track.
Clare Smyth – Debut
The first and only British female chef to be awarded three Michelin stars, Clare Smyth will delight with contemporary creations that are works of culinary art. Her strength lies in focusing on the experience and the creation of modern dishes with exquisite flavours and textures.
Cedric Grolet – Debut
Award-winning French pastry chef, Cedric Grolet will delight with his re-interpretation of traditional French desserts. Indulge in a range of exquisite modern creations inspired by fruits and flowers.
Paradiso – Debut
Sip to show-stopping mixes by Barcelona's hottest bar, Paradiso. Ranked as one the World's Best Bars in 2023, indulge in tantalising tipples which include The Great Gatsby (an intense and mysterious cocktail, an ode to the 1920s in USA), The Cloud (a cocktail shaped and textured like a cloud and inspired by a specific meteorological phenomenon), Bacco per Bacco (a liberating cocktail for all palates that pays homage to the Roman divinity of wine) and many more.
Ecco Ascona by Chef Rolf Fliegauf – Debut
Rolf Fliegauf of Switzerland’s two Michelin-starred Ecco Ascona will showcase his Mediterranean-inspired ‘purist aroma cuisine’ – where every ingredient retains its own flavour. Once the youngest two-starred chef in Europe at the age of 29, Chef Fliegauf is an expert at combining the natural flavours and textures of seasonal products.
Amelia byChef Paulo Airaudo – Debut
Argentinian born chef Paulo Airaudo of two Michelin-starred Amelia from San Sebastian, Spain, started the restaurant in 2017. Chef Airaudo will be serving up Amelia’s creative cuisine that combines the essence of Basque gastronomy with subtle Italian and Asian influences.
POTONG by Chef Pam – Debut
The youngest and first female chef to receive both a Michelin star and Michelin Thailand Opening of the Year Award, Chef Pam (Pichaya Utharntham) will bring her multi-award-winning restaurant POTONG from Bangkok to Twenty3. Renowned for its progressive Thai-Chinese cuisine, each dish embodies the five-element philosophy of ‘Salt, Acid, Spice, Texture, and Maillard Reaction’.
Takagi byChef Takagi Kazuo & the debut of Teruzushi by Chef Takayoshi Watanabe
Returning for a fourth edition, Takagi Kazuo of Japan’s two Michelin-starred Takagi will showcase the beauty of Kyoto and the seasons through his delicately prepared dishes. Guests can also look forward to one of Japanese culinary sensation Takayoshi Watanabe of Tokyo’s Teruzushi restaurant, which is known for its combination of jaw-dropping theatricals with top quality sushi and seafood.
Dessert by Odette – Debut
Three-Michelin starred Odette is a timeless fine dining destination helmed by award-winning Chef Julien Royer. Inspired by his grandmother, Odette, savour modern French cuisine guided by a lifelong respect for seasonality and artisanal produce.
Chef Louisa Lim and Chef Julien work closely together to re-imagine desserts bound to satiate both Eastern and Western palates. Her ability to meld contrasting flavours together and create well-balanced desserts has clinched her the title of Asia's Best Pastry Chef in 2023.
In addition to the stellar gastronomic fare, guests can look forward to a weekend of hot racing action and entertainment throughout the Circuit Park.
Fans are recommended to follow @F1nightrace on social media for the latest news on the Home of Formula 1 Night Racing.
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SINGAPORE GP TO HALVE ENERGY EMISSIONS FROM THE FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX BY 2028
8 September 2023, Singapore - Race organiser Singapore GP Pte Ltd (SGP) will halve the energy emissions from the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix by 2028 by focusing on energy reduction, increasing the use of renewable energy sources, and utilising Renewable Energy Certificates1 (RECs) for unavoidable emissions.
The move follows SGP's first carbon footprint report, which found that total emissions in the Circuit Park amounted to 2,372 tCO2e2 in 2022. Energy use made up most of the emissions at 96.1%, while the remaining 3.9% resulted from transport, waste and water.
Energy at the forefront
Energy usage comprised 96.1%3 of greenhouse gas emissions in 2022. Consequently, SGP will focus its efforts on energy use — the area with the greatest potential for impact. To tackle emissions from power generators, Singapore GP will gradually phase out diesel, and increase the use of low-carbon fuel alternatives.
“We have adopted incremental sustainability measures since our debut in 2008, but with advancements in technology and the evolution of best practices, we now have an opportunity to do more,” said Sasha Rafi, Director of Sustainability, SGP. “Equipped with data from our 2022 carbon footprint report, we have developed a roadmap that will allow us to meaningfully reduce emissions, with a distinct focus on energy use. These measures will be taken in tandem with Formula 1’s global efforts to reach net zero by 20304.”
The feasibility trial to substitute diesel fuel with renewable fuel such as Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO), will take place from this year. SGP will work towards implementing HVO in half its Circuit Park power generators by 2025, and all of its power generators by 2028. This initiative will reduce CO2e emissions by up to 52% when fully implemented. Where possible, the organisers will also adopt renewable energy to reduce emissions drawn from the electrical grid.
Earlier this year, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) installed solar panels at the F1 Pit Building. The amount of electricity generated by these solar panels in a year is enough to power the building for an entire race month. 100% of the track lights are being replaced by energy-efficient LED lights, reducing electricity use by at least 30% than the previous metal-halide bulbs.
“Sustainability is a collective responsibility. We are committed to work with like-minded industry players to scale up in sustainability solutions and capabilities for the Singapore race. This is the start of our journey and we will continue to take steps towards our goal of becoming one of the most environmentally sustainable street circuits on the Formula 1 calendar,” said Ong Ling Lee, Executive Director, Sports and Wellness, STB.
SGP will continue to utilise RECs to offset remaining unavoidable emissions. In 2022, it purchased RECs to cover 85% of its electricity consumption in the Circuit Park.
A holistic approach to sustainability
As F1 continues its efforts towards Net Zero by 2030, it has worked closely with all promoters and race organisers to provide guidance on best practice in several key areas alongside energy and carbon reduction, including recycling and reuse, local fan travel, wellbeing and nature, and local community. These are all areas SGP has shown strength in and will continue to develop.
While energy management will remain the cornerstone of SGP’s sustainability drive, other measures to minimise the event’s environmental footprint will also continue to be explored.
In 2023, SGP will roll out container toilets with enhanced water efficiency5 in the Circuit Park. Set to be deployed for the first time at a local event, these solar-powered toilets will save an estimated 129,600-litres of water over the three-day race weekend.
Other ongoing initiatives include the long-standing practice of collecting used cooking oil which saw 8,105kg of it recycled into biodiesel in the last five editions. In 2022 alone, this achieved at least 4,000kg of CO2e reduction. Last year, SGP also ceased sales of single-use plastic bottled water, which eliminated an estimated 160,000 single-use plastic bottles.
Given the nature of the street circuit, fans are also encouraged to travel to the event by public transport. The Circuit Park is served by six MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) stations that are within walking distance to the gates.
SGP will also endeavour to achieve additional standards to align its sustainability initiatives with industry benchmarks and maintain a high level of accountability. In 2022, it received a one-star rating for the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile Environmental Accreditation Programme. The F1 Pit Building has also been certified Green Mark GoldPlus by Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority since 24 Feb 2022.
Collective effort for a sustainable future
SGP remains committed to actively involving patrons in minimising their environmental impact. It will continue to promote sustainable practices, such as utilising public transportation, and offer convenient water points to encourage patrons to bring their own reusable bottles.
SGP invites like-minded organisations to work together to share best practices and pilot sustainable measures, so as to foster collective impact that extends beyond its annual event.
All external vendors and contractors will also be required to pledge towards SGP’s Environmental, Social and Governance commitments by 2025.
1 Renewable Energy Certificate is a type of Energy Attribute Certificate that represents the environmental attributes of the generation of a one-megawatt hour of energy produced by renewable sources. RECs can originate from wind, solar, biomass, hydropower, biogas, geothermal, and landfill gas projects.
2 From the sources of emissions within the Circuit Park’s patron experiences zones: Zone 1 through to Zone 4 in the Circuit Park, and areas that are directly under SGP’s purview and control. This excludes all freight, logistics and travel by Formula 1 and teams.
3 Power generators constituted 61.44% of all emissions, LPG represented 1.12%, and electricity drawn from the grid comprised 33.54%
5 The previous portable toilets used a conventional pump-based system, where water for flushing and washing hands is stored in a water tank. The new toilets use a flow-based system, where fresh water will be drawn to the tap or flush only on-demand.
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ESTABLISHMENT OF TEMPORARY RESTRICTED AREAS DURING
2023 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX
06 September 2023, Singapore – The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) will be establishing Temporary Restricted Areas (TRAs) over parts ofSingapore to ensure the safety of the public and to facilitate helicopter flights that will be flying at low levels aspart of the aerial filming for the 2023 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.
| 14 to 15 September 2023|
(Thursday to Friday)
|1430hrs to 0000hrs|
| 15 to 16 September 2023|
(Friday to Saturday)
|1630hrs to 0030hrs|
| 16 to 17 September 2023|
(Saturday to Sunday)
|1600hrs to 0130hrs|
| 17 to 18 September 2023|
(Sunday to Monday)
|1600hrs to 0130hrs|
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 CAAS.
The conduct of aerial and unmanned aircraft activities within the TRAs without the required permits from 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.
Information on the Temporary Restricted Areas to be established during the 2023 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix is available on www.singaporegp.sg.
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Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023 almost sold out
29 August 2023, Singapore – Demand for tickets to the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023 continues to be very strong, with 16 out of 23 categories currently sold out. Of the remaining categories, five have very limited availability.
Nearly all hospitality packages for the 14th edition of the night race have also been taken up. Only a limited number of seats remain at the Vista Suite and Pit Entry Lounge hospitality suites located opposite the pit entry at the Singapore Flyer.
Based on current inventory, the Marina Bay Street Circuit is expected to host approximately 250,000 spectators this 15 to 17 September 2023. The reduced capacity – some 17% lower than last year’s record-breaking attendance of 302,000 – is due to the closure of the Bay Grandstand as part of the redevelopment of The Float at Marina Bay.
“We were prepared that we would temporarily lose our biggest grandstand when we saw the redevelopment plans for the facility a few years ago and have been hard at work to actively identify potential sites for new viewing opportunities. We were always aware that we will not be able to completely replace the inventory, especially given the limitations of a street circuit,” said Adam Firth, Executive Director of Singapore GP Pte Ltd.
“Fortunately, we were able to overcome the challenges and recoup 10,000 tickets with several exciting new options for our fans. We are delighted to have such a fantastic response to the six new grandstands introduced earlier this year, and look forward to build on this momentum for a fantastic race weekend this September.”
With the event just weeks away, preparations for the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023 are on schedule. Visitors have plenty to look forward to, including a brand-new track layout and an exciting entertainment line-up of more than 40 artistes that includes Post Malone, Robbie Williams, Kings of Leon, Madness, Groove Armada and Culture Club.
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Complete entertainment programme set to electrify the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023
New grandstands released to meet demand
12 July 2023, Singapore – Race promoter Singapore GP Pte Ltd has unveiled the complete entertainment programme set to pump up the electrifying atmosphere at the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023. Joining the previously announced 88rising line-up, Post Malone, and Robbie Williams, this year’s full programme also features Kings of Leon, Culture Club, Madness, Groove Armada, as well as an exciting mix of local and international acts from all over the world. More artistes have also been added to the 88rising line-up.
From 15 to 17 September, fans can look forward to over 80 hours of entertainment throughout the Circuit Park, including 139 artistes across 13 performance and DJ stages, as well as an array of activities to complement the race action. This year also features the most acts ever at the Zone 4 Padang Stage.
88rising’s previously announced acts Jackson Wang, NIKI, Rich Brian and Warren Hue will be boosted by the addition of four additional artistes, completing the Asian-American record label’s stellar line-up on Friday, 15 September at the Zone 4 Padang Stage. Based in South Korea, Japanese multilingual girl group XG first took TikTok by storm in 2022 with their incredible multilingual rap cypher, Galz Xypher. The septet has since become the first Japanese female group to earn a spot on the US Top 40 charts for their hit Shooting Star.
Singer-songwriter and rapper BIBI has been featured in numerous collaborations since her official debut in 2019. Her first single with 88rising, The Weekend, reached #29 on US radio charts, becoming the best performing single by a Korean female artiste.
Rapper-singer MILLI made waves in the Thai hip-hop scene with her debut single Phak Kon in 2020, amassing four million views on YouTube in just four days. In 2022, the 20-year-old was the first Thai solo artiste to perform at Coachella, setting sales of mango sticky rice skyrocketing when she performed a song named after the dessert.
Known for their outlandish, progressive, and genre-blending sounds, Japanese girl group Atarashii Gakko! will impress fans with their eccentric self-choreographed gymnastic dance moves to their hit songs OTONABLUE, WOO! GO!, and NAINAINAI.
Multi-platinum selling and three times GRAMMY award and BRIT award winning band Kings of Leon will perform their first ever Asian shows outside of Japan, as one of the headliners at the Zone 4 Padang Stage on Saturday, 16 September and the Zone 1 Wharf Stage on Sunday, 17 September. Recognised as one of the world's biggest alternative rock bands over the last 20 years, the band have headlined the world's biggest and most prestigious festivals and venues including Coachella, Glastonbury and Lollapalooza’s in Berlin, Sao Paulo and Chicago.
British pop phenomenon Culture Club is set to belt out fan-favourites like Do You Really Want to Hurt Me and Karma Chameleon at the Zone 1 Wharf Stage on Saturday, 16 September. The band’s globally iconic and flamboyant lead singer Boy George is also scheduled to perform an exclusive DJ set at hospitality facility Twenty3 on Sunday, 17 September .
Legendary British electronic music duo Groove Armada will be revving up the crowd at the Zone 4 Padang Stage before the Formula 1 race on Sunday, 17 September. One of the biggest crossover house music acts of the 1990s, the three-time GRAMMY-nominated DJs’ most popular hits include At the River, I See You Baby , and Superstylin’.
One of the biggest and most loved British bands, Madness will be uniting people for a right raucous live bash at the Zone 1 Wharf Stage on Sunday, 17 September . Known for their infectiously catchy songs, 15 of the pop giant’s hits have reached the UK top 10, including Our House, One Step Beyond, and House of Fun.
Please refer to Annex A for the full entertainment line-up.
More entertainment on track and off
Adding to the fiesta in the Circuit Park are an exciting line-up of artistes from all over the world set to keep fans’ adrenaline pumping throughout the race weekend.
The international acts include indie band The Kooks (UK), synth-pop duo JOAN (USA), indie pop band San Cisco (Australia) , neo-soul musician Meg Mac (Australia), electronica pop band Safia (Australia), new Calypso musician Kalpee (Trinidad & Tobago) , indie-pop band Sunwich (Indonesia), singer-songwriter Jinan Laetitia (Indonesia), hip-hop and R&B artiste Airliftz (Malaysia), as well as post-rock band aswekeepsearching (India) .
The local line-up features pop singer-songwriter Matilde G, singer-songwriter Dreebsby, dance troupe Royalusion and indie rock band Hijack Hayley. A host of roving acts will also keep fans entertained all over the Circuit Park.
Petrolheads will also be in for a treat with F1 Drivers’ Meet & Greet Sessions held on 15 and 16 September at the Zone 1 Wharf Stage . Two support races will also be returning to the Marina Bay Street Circuit – the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia and TSS The Super Series .
For a better view of the Marina Bay Street Circuit, Zones 1 and 2 ticketholders can look forward to complimentary rides on the Singapore Flyer over the race weekend this year.
Additional tickets now available
Tickets for the night race continue to be in demand, with only limited tickets remaining in selected categories. Limited tickets priced from S$888 are now available for two new grandstands – Bayfront (Turn 17) and Raffles (Turn 5).
Singapore GP will continue to work together with stakeholders and the local authorities to identify new viewing sites to partly mitigate the overall reduction in capacity, due to the closure of the Bay Grandstand as part of the redevelopment of The Float at Marina Bay.
All tickets to the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023 provide access to the concerts at 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. Priced from S$108 for a single-day ticket and S$398 for a three-day pass, official tickets can be purchased from www.singaporegp.sg and via authorised ticketing partners .
Fans are recommended to follow @F1nightrace on social media for the latest news on the Home of Formula 1 Night Racing.
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Singapore GP embarks on a Grand Tour to invite heartlanders to join in the Formula 1 mania
16 June 2023, Singapore – With the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023 only three months away, race promoter Singapore GP Pte Ltd has embarked on a Grand Tour of Singapore with a slew of complimentary race-themed activities to rev up excitement in the heartlands for the night race.
As part of the campaign, Singapore residents can have a go at games and race simulators via a roving truck, catch live screenings of F1 races, attend talks on Formula 1, go on tours behind-the-scenes and walk the Pit Lane.
The Grand Tour
Back for its sixth year, the #SingaporeGP Truck will make its way across the island from 17th June. This year’s edition features the popular F1 racing simulators as well as a new range of games that will challenge players’ precision and reflexes. Visitors will also stand to walk away with a range of exclusive Singapore GP merchandise.
The #SingaporeGP Truck will make pit stops at various locations from June to September, including community centres, schools, shopping malls, as well as heartland locations in collaboration with the Housing & Development Board (HDB). Residents can also look forward to a Grand Tour Festival in the heartlands in the lead-up to the night race, which will feature even more exciting interactive F1-themed activities.
Soak up the thrills and spills of selected Grands Prix in the lead up to the Singapore race by catching free Live F1 Race Screenings of their qualifying sessions and races. From July to September, fans can look forward to experiencing the nail-biting action of the Austrian, Hungarian, Belgian, Dutch, and Italian races, courtesy of beIN Sports, at various locations around the island including Bugis+ and One Punggol.
Get to know Formula 1 and the team behind the spectacular night race
For those who are curious about what it takes to be part of the Formula 1 night race, several public sharing sessions have been organised to shed light on the event and the sport.
In partnership with the National Library Board, The Beginner’s Guide to Singapore GP will feature talks by personnel involved in different aspects of the race, including a Singaporean Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Methodology engineer working with the Williams Racing F1 team, an Operations Director from Singapore GP, and a volunteer race marshal.
School talks will also be held at tertiary institutions and universities, in collaboration with Sgcarmart, to give an insight into the premier motor racing championship, and how F1 has transformed the automotive industry today.
Discover the world of Formula 1
Fans will also be able to sign up for free guided Behind-The-Scenes Tours of the F1 Pit Building. On 19th and 20th August, visitors on the tours will get to view restricted areas of the Marina Bay Street Circuit, including the Race Control room, Formula 1 garages, Media Centre, as well as some of the latest sustainability innovations in place for the event.
The highly coveted Pit Lane Experience returns on 14th September, a day before the Circuit Park officially opens. 4,000 residents will get the unique opportunity to take a walk down the Pit Lane and see the Formula 1 team garages up close. Visitors will also have exclusive opportunity to experience the festivities at the Zone 1 F1 Village before the gates to the Circuit Park officially open to ticketholders the next day.
Singapore GP has also partnered with local institutions to inspire the next generation of motorsports and events personnel.
In collaboration with Republic Polytechnic, behind-the-scenes tour participants and the public will be able to have a go at putting together a street circuit through games developed by final year Diploma in Design for Games and Gamification students. The Polytechnic’s Diploma in Media Production and Design students are also participating in a competition which will see one lucky winner’s design displayed on an F1 replica car at the Circuit Park over the race weekend.
The full details of the Singapore GP Grand Tour campaign are available at singaporegp.sg/en/the-grand-tour. More details will be announced soon. Fans are recommended to follow @F1nightrace on social media for the latest news on the Home of Formula 1 Night Racing.
Refer to Annex A for more details on the Singapore GP Grand Tour initiatives.
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Singapore GP and Singapore Tourism Board on track to drive change at the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix
New features starting this year will generate cleaner energy and reduce the carbon footprint of the event
9 June 2023, Singapore – With 100 days until the Formula 1 (F1) Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023, the race is on track to become more environmentally sustainable. The installation of solar panels on the F1 Pit Building has been completed, while installations for a more energy-efficient lighting system at the night race has begun.
In 2022, Singapore GP Pte Ltd and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) laid the foundation for the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix to become one of the most environmentally sustainable street circuits on the race calendar. This included initiatives such as moving towards cleaner energy, going digital for greater resource efficiency, improving waste management and reducing single-use plastics.
This year, to transition the F1 Pit Building to cleaner energy sources, STB appointed ENGIE South East Asia to install solar panels on the facility’s rooftop. Works have just completed, with the 1,396 solar panels now fully operational. By converting sunlight into electricity, the panels are expected to generate 803,155 kWh of energy in a year. This amount of solar energy is sufficient to power the F1 Pit Building for an entire race month. This includes providing the power for the Formula 1 Paddock Club suites, Race Control Room, Media Centre, garages, as well as the administrative offices. Any excess solar energy will be sold to the grid to offset the facility’s utility costs.
“We are thrilled that the F1 Pit Building can now be powered by renewable energy. This is an important milestone because it will reduce the carbon footprint of the race, as well as all other events that use the F1 Pit Building beyond the race period. Sustainability is a key priority for the Singapore race, and we will continue to work with Singapore GP and our partners to make our race more sustainable," said Ms. Ong Ling Lee, Executive Director, Sports and Wellness, STB.
Work is now underway to install a more energy-efficient track lighting system for the remainder of the term until 2028. The metal-halide projectors that were in place since 2008 will be fully replaced by LED track lights to illuminate the 4.928km-long race track. Supplied by DZE Asia in collaboration with Signify Singapore, the upgraded LEDs will require significantly less power per fitting, consuming at least 30% less electricity than the previous bulbs. In addition, the new lights also do not require any warm up time to reach their full luminance when switched on, saving time and energy.
The new ArenaVision LED floodlights are designed to provide optimal lighting conditions for drivers, while also offering unforgettable experiences for F1 fans, media and broadcasters. Featuring a higher colour temperature of 5,700K, the lighting system will provide outstanding visual clarity, effective heat management, and a long lifespan – all while meeting the latest broadcasting standards.
The metal-halide lights will be given new life through recycled art. DZ Engineering and Dino Zoli Foundation will be organising an art exhibition featuring creations that artists will make out of the old projectors to promote a more sustainable future. The exhibition is slated for September and more details will be shared later.
“We are excited to kick off our sustainability efforts for the new term and we look forward to drive change at the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix. More initiatives are currently being planned for the night race, and we will be announcing these, as well as the results of our carbon footprint report from last year’s event in the coming weeks,” said Ms. Sasha Rafi, Director of Sustainability for Singapore GP Pte Ltd.
See Annex A for more details on the solar panels and LED lighting system.
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18 April 2023, Singapore – Get your party engines started, as race promoter Singapore GP Pte Ltd unveils the first wave of entertainment acts set to light up the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023 from 15 to 17 September 2023. The high-octane track action at the night race will be complemented by an 88rising line-up, Post Malone, and Robbie Williams. More acts will be unveiled in the coming weeks to complete the full entertainment programme.
Making their collective Singapore debut at the night race is the game-changing Asian-American record label 88rising, presenting a line-up of artistes that includes Jackson Wang, Rich Brian, NIKI, and Warren Hue. 88rising is one of the biggest musical platforms around, propelling Asian acts onto the global stage and creating iconic pop-culture crossovers. 88rising’s own Head in the Clouds Music Festival has become a global sensation – with stops in Los Angeles, Coachella Main Stage, Jakarta, and Manila. 88rising is set to perform throughout the day at the Zone 4 Padang Stage on 15 September with more acts from the collective set to be added to the line-up.
Jackson Wang began releasing solo music in 2017, with hit singles Come Alive, Blow, 100 ways, and LMLY. The Chinese singer’s second album Magic Man reached number 15 on the US Billboard 200. In 2022, he made history at Coachella as the first-ever Chinese solo artiste to perform on the main stage and also embarked on the MAGIC MAN WORLD TOUR including stops in London, Paris, Thailand, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and will continue to South and North America. In 2023, he became the only Chinese solo artiste to perform at Coachella for the second time.
Rich Brian made history in 2018 by topping the iTunes Hip-Hop charts with his debut album AMEN - a first for an Asian musician. The Indonesian rapper has since released two studio albums and two EPs, and featured in numerous collaborations, collaborating with the likes of 21 Savage, Offset, and Playboi Carti. Brian has taken his music across the globe, selling out shows and playing festivals around the world. Brian is the world’s preeminent Asian rapper.
Indie-folk and pop singer-songwriter NIKI boasts a repertoire of hit songs including lowkey, Every Summertime and High School in Jakarta. Since breaking through with her 2018 EP, Zephyr, the Indonesian songstress has accumulated over 1.8 billion streams to date and sold out her first ever headline tour in 2022.
Listed in Forbes Asia Under 30 list and being added to NME’s list of 100 essential new artistes in 2022 and 25 artistes to watch for 2022, rapper-singer Warren Hue is a rising star in the hip-hop music scene. Pushing the boundaries of hip-hop and R&B, the Indonesian artiste released his studio debut BOY OF THE YEAR and embarked on his first North America tour in 2022.
Catch American global phenomenon Post Malone’s Singapore debut at the Zone 4 Padang Stage after Qualifying on Saturday, 16 September. A 5x diamond-certified GRAMMY® Award-nominated phenomenon, Dallas, TX artist Post Malone regularly rewrites history and blurs boundaries. Emerging in 2015 with a genre-less brew that inspired a movement, he delivered the diamond-selling Congratulations [feat. Quavo], achieved back-to-back #1 debuts on the Billboard Top 200, received countless multi-Platinum and Diamond certifications around the world, and smashed one record after another with his Hot 100-topping hits. In 2022, he pushed boundaries again with his fourth full-length offering, Twelve Carat Toothache, which marked his fourth consecutive Top 5 bow on the Billboard Top 200. He also scored “the highest-certified single in RIAA history” with the 17x-platinum Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse) [feat. Swae Lee], netting the biggest single of his generation. Earlier this year he garnered a GRAMMY® Award nod in the category of “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance” for I Like You (A Happier Song) [with Doja Cat], marking his tenth career nomination in six years. As of 2023, his catalogue comprises the GRAMMY® Award-nominated rockstar [feat. 21 Savage] (Diamond), Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse) [feat. Swae Lee] (Diamond), I Fall Apart (5x-platinum), Psycho [feat. Ty Dolla $ign] (5x-platinum), White Iverson (5x-platinum), Better Now (4x-platinum), and more.
British pop sensation Robbie Williams returns to the Marina Bay Street Circuit after putting on a truly memorable performance to a crowd of 50,000 fans at the Padang, despite the heavy downpour in 2014. The Rock DJ will dish out his hits at the Zone 4 Padang Stage after the Formula 1 race on Sunday, 17 September. Robbie is one of the most decorated music artistes in the world with six of the Top 100 best-selling albums in British history, a huge 80 million album sales worldwide, 14 Number 1 singles (with Take That and as a solo artiste) and a record 18 BRIT Awards – more than any other artiste in music history. Robbie secured his 14th UK Number 1 album with XXV, which topped the chart in its first week of release. With this amazing achievement, the music icon has now broken the record for the solo artiste with the most UK Number 1 albums - only The Beatles now have more UK Number 1 albums than Robbie with 15. Robbie has also raised over £75 million to date for charity through co-founding Soccer Aid for UNICEF in 2006. His hits include Angels, Millennium, Candy, Feel, and She’s the One.
All tickets to the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023 provide access to the concerts at 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. Priced from S$128 for a single-day ticket and S$398 for a three-day pass, official tickets can be purchased from www.singaporegp.sg and via authorised ticketing partners.
Fans are recommended to follow @F1nightrace on social media for the latest news on the Home of Formula 1 Night Racing, as well as the complete entertainment line-up.
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17 April 2023, Singapore – Due to strong demand for tickets, two new grandstands will be introduced at the Marina Bay Street Circuit for the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023. 12 ticket categories have already sold out, or are selling fast. With Aston Martin and Mercedes putting up a fight with Red Bull Racing, 2023 is shaping up to be a thrilling Formula 1 season. Combined with the soon-to-be released entertainment line-up, the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023 is expected to attract another sell-out crowd.
New ticket options now available
The additional grandstands will also mitigate the overall reduction in capacity due to the closure of the Bay Grandstand as part of the redevelopment of The Float at Marina Bay. Race promoter Singapore GP has been working together with stakeholders and the local authorities to identify new sites for additional grandstands and viewing bleachers.
Limited seats are now available at two new grandstands – the Sheares (Turn 1) and Promenade (between Turns 17 & 18) Grandstands, along with the Pit Entry Grandstand (Turn 19). The grandstands will provide ticketholders access to all zones in the Circuit Park, and are priced from S$1,188. See Annex A for the locations of these grandstands in the Circuit Park.
Limited single-day Zone 4 and Premier Walkabout tickets, priced from S$128, have also been released for sale from today. All walkabout ticketholders will have access to strategically located viewing bleachers within the Marina Bay Street Circuit as well as the entertainment in Zone 4.
Singapore GP will continue to explore additional areas for ticketholders to view the race in the Circuit Park this 15 to 17 September.
Tickets can be purchased from www.singaporegp.sg and via authorised ticketing partners. Fans are recommended to follow @F1nightrace on social media for the latest updates.
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20 March 2023, Singapore – Race promoter Singapore GP Pte Ltd’s recruitment of volunteer race officials for the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023 is now open. This is a unique opportunity for members of the public who are keen to marshal the event held at the Marina Bay Street Circuit from 15 to 17 September.
Critical to the success of every Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix since the inaugural one held in 2008, volunteer officials are assigned to oversee various aspects of the race. This year, 950 volunteer positions are available in key trackside functions including fire marshals, medical team, observers, track marshals and flag marshals. See Annex A for the different roles and responsibilities of Singapore GP’s race officials.
First-time race officials will attend approximately three to four days of theory and practical training, conducted over weekends starting May 2023. Key highlights of the training include performing recovery and extrication exercises on a Formula BMW open-wheeler and a Subaru WRX. Senior officials will also undergo specialist hands-on training in fire safety and track recovery. Depending on the area of responsibility, each marshal can expect to clock a minimum of 24 hours of training.
Members of the public interested to volunteer as a marshal will need to be 18 years and above, be physically fit, and should preferably have a passion for motorsports. Volunteers will also need to commit to all scheduled training sessions and be available to participate in the event over the race weekend. Applications must be submitted via http://raceofficials.singaporegp.sg by 31 March.