Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix heralded ‘Best Race’ of the season by international motorsport community

20 December 2023, Singapore – The Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023 wraps up the year on a series of highs, having been lauded ‘Best Race’ of the season by numerous international media outlets, and as the ‘Best Team of Officials’ by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA).

Sky Sports, ESPN, the UK’s Metro, and online racing news site WTF1 have named Singapore the Best Race of 2023, while Motorsport Magazine has nominated the Formula 1 night race for the accolade. Comments from the media outlets included:

“It was genuinely a thriller to the end” – Sky Sports

“Some of the closest racing we have seen across the season”

“Singapore was perhaps a standout moment for many” – Motorsport Magazine 

The Singapore team of recovery marshals have also been recognised as the ‘Best Team of Officials’ by the FIA. The award is conferred annually as one of the categories under the FIA Volunteers and Officials Awards, which celebrate the efforts of volunteer race officials across motorsports events around the globe.

Winners of the award were assessed based on their achievement, leadership, ability to overcome difficulties, performance, and dedication. The recovery marshals at this year’s Formula 1 night race was recognised for their teamwork and efficiency in carrying out 17 recoveries, including Lance Stroll’s dramatic Aston Martin crash, Esteban Ocon’s retirement due to his Alpine’s gearbox failure, and George Russell’s final lap crash in his Mercedes over the race weekend.  

“I am delighted that our recovery team, which is made up of 50 volunteers from a myriad of different backgrounds, have been recognised for their hard work, personal sacrifices, and dedication with this award. Their success is a reflection of the wider teamwork and commitment of our 900-strong team of volunteer marshals for the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix. Around 90% of them return as volunteers for every edition of the race, and I feel privileged to work with such a passionate team year after year,” said Janette Tan, Race Operations Director of Singapore GP.      

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