2023 Singapore Grand Prix: Everything You Need To Know Before Attending

Formula 1 heads under the lights at Marina Bay Street Circuit as the sport’s original night race makes a welcome return. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of attending the 2023 Singapore Grand Prix weekend on September 15-17!

The 2023 Singapore Grand Prix will bring the usual mix of on track action and off track events that F1’s original night race has become renowned for since making its first appearance in 2008. The 20 drivers will race on a revised layout of the Marina Bay Street Circuit in 2023, owing to renovation works on the foreshore. 

The Singapore Grand Prix made a highly successful return to the Formula 1 calendar in 2022. The first event since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic attracted a record 302,000 fans over the weekend. On track, Charles Leclerc secured pole position but Sergio Perez prevailed in the challenging drying conditions to secure another street circuit win. 

Read on for tips and advice to get the most out of your visit to the 2023 Singapore Grand Prix!

Take in the Off-Track Sights in Singapore

The Singapore Grand Prix became an instant hit when it joined the calendar in 2008 as the sport’s first night race dazzled spectators. The rather unique feature of the on-track action being in the evening gives those attending the perfect opportunity to check out what the city has to offer (or sleep in), before heading to Marina Bay for a night full of racing thrills and spills.

There are a wide range of activities to enjoy in Singapore, be that shopping or eating in the bustling city centre, or taking time out at the beach and enjoying the natural surroundings of this compact Southeast Asian city state. 

The party doesn’t have to stop when the racing does – Singapore has a thriving nightlife, if you have the stamina for it! We’ve rounded up the best places to visit on your Singapore Grand Prix trip in Off-Track Activities.

Heading to Singapore for the first time? All the essential travel information you need is in Travel Basics.

F1 Events Taking Place Away From the Circuit

Singapore will be embracing Formula 1’s presence in the lead up to the Grand Prix with a number of special events across the city. There’ll be parties, specially curated menus in restaurants, DJ sets in Singapore’s leading nightclubs and much more! We’ve rounded up the hottest tickets in Singapore during Grand Prix Season here: What’s happening in the city on 2023 Singapore Grand Prix weekend?

We are also excited to offer tickets to the hottest party in town, the Amber Lounge After Party on Saturday and Sunday night. Individual tickets are priced at $800 SGD on Saturday and $1200 on Sunday, with four-seat tables priced from $3000 SGD on Saturday and $4,000 SGD on Sunday. Book your table here – don’t forget to choose either Saturday September 16 or Sunday September 17 to get the full list of available tickets and table packages. Additional Amber Lounge race viewing hospitality is also available on race weekend, see below for more details!

How to Get to Marina Bay Street Circuit

Singapore benefits from an efficient public transport system and ample, reliable taxi services. With Marina Bay Street Circuit located in the city centre, it couldn’t be easier to get to the track. We recommend using the metro for getting around during 2023 Singapore Grand Prix weekend. 

You can find further advice on getting to and from the track, along with more information on the metro and recommended taxi services in our Getting Around guide.

Attendance Set to Reach 250,000

The Singapore Grand Prix had been ranking within the top five best-attended races of the season before it was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. When it returned after a three-year absence in 2022, it dropped to the ninth best-attended race of the year. 

However, the number of attendees increased in 2022 compared to 2019. While 268,000 passed through the circuit gates over the 2019 Singapore Grand Prix, the figure rose to 302,000 in 2022 – the highest number in the event’s history.

Since 2019, worldwide interest in the sport has increased and attendance figures have grown across the board. Prior to 2022, the Singapore Grand Prix last attracted in excess of 300,000 spectators in its inaugural year. 

Attendance at the event will fall in 2023, with organisers expecting 250,000 in attendance over the Grand Prix weekend. That’s not due to a decline in popularity but rather the closure of the large and popular Bay Grandstand due to the development work in the foreshore area. According to race organisers, tickets for the 2023 Singapore Grand Prix have almost sold out.

Yet to secure tickets for the 2023 Singapore Grand Prix? A limited number of grandstand seats remain available in our Singapore GP ticket shop, while grandstand & hospitality packages are also still available via F1 Experiences.

Interested in something a bit different? We also offer unique and exclusive Amber Lounge Hospitality on the rooftop of the refurbished Mandarin Oriental Hotel. As well as elevated views of Turn 15, you’ll also enjoy a live DJ and entertainment, gourmet cuisine, canapes and selected free flow Premium beverages.

Saturday, Sunday and 2-day passes are available with prices starting at $2,600 SGD per person. All passes include exclusive same-day access to the nearby Amber Lounge After Party, where F1 drivers, teams and celebrities party from 11pm to 5am on race weekend! (Separate tickets are also available for the Amber Lounge After Party – don’t forget to choose either Saturday September 16 or Sunday September 17 for the full list of available packages)

Premium packages with airport transfers, accommodation and hospitality are also available. Click here to download a PDF with full details. Interested? Contact us.

How Much Will a Trip to the 2023 Singapore Grand Prix Cost?

The Marina Bay race isn’t the cheapest to attend. Of the 23 planned races in 2023, the Singapore Grand Prix ranks as the eighth most expensive when it comes to the average price of three-day tickets. Thanks to the addition of F1’s two new American races in Miami and Las Vegas, Singapore drops from having the sixth most expensive General Admission tickets in 2019 to the eighth most expensive in 2023. 

If you fancy a view of the pit-lane from your grandstand, tickets will set you back over $1,000 USD on average. They’re the fourth most expensive tickets of this type in the 2023 season, behind only Mexico and the aforementioned American races.

We estimate that the average fan will spend $2,500 SGD on a trip to the 2023 Singapore Grand Prix. That figure includes 3-day grandstand seats, a 3-night stay in a hotel, plus daily spending money. Check out our Budget Planner for the lowdown on what you can expect to spend on a trip to the Singapore Grand Prix!

Trackside at Marina Bay Street Circuit

Be prepared for hot and humid weather for the Grand Prix weekend, but don’t be surprised if you’re caught in a seasonal downpour – like we saw last year! 

Formula 1 is not the only single-seater series on offer over this year’s Singapore Grand Prix weekend. Porsche Carrera Cup Asia and TSS The Super Series will also be racing. Furthermore, the F1 drivers will be making appearances on the Wharf Stage in Zone 1 on Friday and Saturday.

You can find all the vital information about watching the race, including session times and information on food and drink, on our updated Trackside page. Enhance your trackside experience at the 2023 Singapore Grand Prix by downloading the official event app, featuring interactive maps, personalised schedules and more.

Post Malone, Robbie Williams & More to Perform

There are a wide range of acts performing on multiple stages across the Singapore Grand Prix weekend, adding to the festival atmosphere of the event. Robbie Williams headlines after the race on Sunday, while Post Malone will take to the stage after qualifying on Saturday night. Further sets from Madness, Groove Armada, Kings Of Leon and The Kooks take place across the Padang and Wharf stages.

If you want a good spot for one of the headline concerts, you may have to sacrifice watching some of the on-track action; a minor flaw of the tight scheduling on an otherwise unforgettable weekend!

Additional Tips for Attending the 2023 Singapore Grand Prix

Looking for even more tips on getting the most out of your 2023 Singapore Grand Prix weekend? Watch the discussion above about getting to the race, where to stay for the event and what to do away from the race track. The Singapore Grand Prix section begins at 64 minutes into the video.

Got a question about attending the 2023 Singapore Grand Prix? Leave a comment below!

2 thoughts on “2023 Singapore Grand Prix: Everything You Need To Know Before Attending”

  1. Hi
    Lovely thread
    This was helpful.
    However , first time in Singapore and a race.
    I’d like to know what time the main event starts.
    I have a full day access on Sunday(17th)
    How does it work?
    Can I just walk in at any time.
    Also, would like to attend the after party on Saturday

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