Grand Prix season has arrived in Singapore! From huge concerts, to VIP race parties, racing simulators and F1-themed culinary attractions, here’s what to check out off-track over the 2023 Singapore Grand Prix weekend!
Singapore is gearing up to welcome Formula 1 for the 2023 Singapore Grand Prix on September 15-17. Taking place on a revised layout of the Marina Bay Street Circuit, F1’s original night race is set to welcome around 300,000 fans over the three-day race weekend, following on from its record attendance numbers last year.
The Singapore Grand Prix is always one of the biggest events on the Formula 1 calendar, with a range of trackside entertainment – including a stellar line-up of A-list musical performances. The city will once again be embracing F1’s presence in the run up to the 2023 Singapore Grand Prix, with Grand Prix Season Singapore (GPSS) in full swing. Read on to discover the best events happening across the city in the days leading up to the race and over the event weekend!
Join the Exclusive Amber Lounge After Party
Amber Lounge is the place to be seen at the 2023 Singapore Grand Prix. It’s where you’ll find most of the A-list race-going guests. Amber Hospitality Packages offer you the opportunity to witness the race from exclusive viewing areas before heading to the Legendary Amber Lounge After Party.
Why legendary? The post-race celebrations take place from 23:00 until 05:00 and the Amber Lounge is the favoured party spot for elite members of the F1 fraternity, from the Formula 1 drivers themselves to team members, sponsors and celebrity guests. Internationally renowned DJs headline the event and there’s free flowing champagne throughout the festivities. It’s the ultimate Singapore Grand Prix party!
An individual pass to the Amber Lounge – which includes access to all areas of the club, free seating areas and selected free flow beverages (including house champagne) – is priced at $800 SGD on Saturday or $1,200 SGD on Sunday, while table reservations range from $3,000 to $45,000.
Amber Lounge passes, table reservations and VIP upgrades can be purchased using this link. You need to select either Saturday September 16 or Sunday September 17 to access the full range of packages.
Amber Lounge Hospitality at the Mandarin Oriental Rooftop
Interested in something a bit differed? 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! (see above for more info.)
FanAmp & Grand Prix Travel Singapore Meetup
We have another exciting off-track event for those heading to Singapore: a Friday night meetup!! Together with our friends at FanAmp and Grand Prix Travel, we’ve reserved space near the track to grab drinks and befriend fellow fans. The meetup takes place at Molly Malone’s Irish Pub in Boat Quay from 10:30pm on Friday, September 15. View the event flyer. More details are available in the Grand Prix Travel community on FanAmp.
Attend the Williams Fan Zone in Raffles City
Join Williams in Raffles City for their ever-popular Fan Zone experience. Featuring appearance from Williams drivers Alex Albon and Logan Sargeant, plus other team members, this is a great opportunity to get up close with the inner workings of a Formula 1 team. The FW45 show car will be on display, you can try out the Williams Esports rigs and get your hands on exclusive team merchandise.
Located at 252 North Bridge Road, the Fan Zone is open 10:00-22:00 every day from September 11-17. Further details can be found on the Williams website. Confirmed appearance times are as follows: Wednesday September 13: 17:00 Logan Sargeant, 19:00 Alex Albon / Thursday September 14: 20:00 James Vowles
Grand Prix Parties Across the City
Having made their debut at the Singapore Grand Prix in 2019, the successful precinct parties will take place once more. Orchard Road, Clarke Quay and Kampong Gelam will once again play host to parties, while Sentosa returns with another offering after a successful debut in 2022. Each precinct will showcase the best that the area has to offer, running from September 9 through to the day of the Singapore Grand Prix, September 17.
Orchard Road is famous for its shopping scene, particularly for high end and designer clothing brands. In the lead up to the Singapore Grand Prix, you could find yourself a unique piece of Formula 1 memorabilia at an auto-themed mall and flea market at *SCAPE. Head to the GPSS Lifestyle Bazaar to pick up a souvenir or two.
Elsewhere you can immerse yourself in a spectacular sound and light experience at Revolutions or check out the eclectic range of music and art on offer from local artists.
As Singapore’s premier nightlife destination, it’s no surprise that Clarke Quay is the place to be to soak up sets by renowned DJs in the run up to the Singapore Grand Prix. The Music Matters Live series will showcase the work of 30 local and international acts.
Looking to keep active over the 2023 Singapore Grand Prix weekend? The GPSS Fitness Fest is for you! Also on offer are state-of-the-art Teleios racing simulators, allowing you to go head-to-head with your friends and other racers in the Teleios Race Sims Grand Slam.
The culture and heritage district of Kampong Gelam will be a smorgasbord of food, performances, cinema and sports in the days leading up to the 2023 Singapore Grand Prix. Local cuisine will be on offer from food trucks at the Food Yard and there’ll be daily live performances from local bands and DJs as part of the Culturally Singapore series.
One of Singapore’s leading tourist attractions located outside of the bustling city centre, Sentosa Island is the home of family-friendly fun as the Singapore Grand Prix approaches.
The GPSS Beach Feastable is the place to savour the local delight of Singapore’s world-famous chilli crab. Vintage cars will be on show as part of Retro Auto, a parade of old world automobiles. There’s also the opportunity to get a unique momento of your Singapore trip at the Siloso Beachwalk Bazaar.
Exclusive Parties & Culinary Experiences
Local restaurants, bars and nightclubs will be embracing Formula 1’s presence. Many will celebrate the 2023 Singapore Grand Prix with special menus and exclusive events. Whether you want to party with members of the F1 fraternity, taste specially-curated cocktails or even experience a luxury takeaway, here are some of the best options available:
- Kickstart 2023 Singapore Grand Prix week at Sol & Ora. On September 9, French, Italian, Greek and Spanish cuisines will be prepared on demand for extended hours – ‘The Longest Brunch’ – from 11:30-16:30. A similar experience, with an alfresco twist, is on offer at Botanico’s Garden Terrace.
- Turning their rooftop space overlooking Marina Bay into a racetrack, 1-Arden is offering race-themed beverages in the build up to the 2023 Singapore Grand Prix on the sky-high 51st floor.
- The Town Restaurant at the Fullerton Hotel will have a range of dining experiences for racegoers, including a ‘Winning Formula Brunch’ and a ‘Roaring Dinner Feast’. Specially-curated Grand Prix cocktails are available Thursday to Sunday.
- Offering breath-taking views of Marina Bay, Level 33 will cater to F1 fans over the Singapore Grand Prix weekend with special menus from the world’s highest urban microbrewery.
- Take part in a cocktail masterclass and enjoy race-themed cocktails with Around The Circuit at the Tanglin Gin Jungle.
- A day party with stilt walkers, dancers, and a high-energy DJ set by DJ Tim Hox. All part of LAVO’s Party Brunch: Race Edition on qualifying day. Available 16 September, 12:00-16:00 only.
- A range of pool parties are taking place from September 9-17 at 1-Altitude Coast. Progressive house and techno music is the order of the week here, complete with poolside fireworks and big name DJs.
- Eating in? Order exclusive upmarket takeaway bundles featuring Ferrari sparkling wine, the official toast of F1, from Da Paolo.
Mini F1 Circuit & Classic Car Showcase
One week before the 2023 Singapore Grand Prix, on Saturday September 9, head to Alkaff Mansion – atop Telok Blangah Hill – to experience fun for all the family. A dedicated kids racing circuit will be set up, complete with an inflatable track and mini-sized cars. It’s $15 per ride.
For the grown ups, there’ll be a showcase of classic cars from legendary marques, such as Porsche, Mercedes and Rolls Royce. Grand Prix-inspired food and drink is on offer across a number of food stalls which will keep you fuelled up throughout the day. The event runs from 11:00 to 20:00 and the F1-themed food and drink is on offer until September 17.
Racing Simulators at Wildseed Bar
In partnership with Heineken, Wildseed Bar – in the Seletar area of Singapore – will be celebrating race weekend with a Grand Prix themed experience. Every purchase of a pint of Heineken entitles you to a lap in a special race simulator. Food-wise, flame-grilled specials are on offer, or enjoy Italian delicacies like pizzas or pastas.
Enjoy the Singapore Grand Prix Concerts
Since the first race in 2008, the Singapore Grand Prix has attracted musical superstars to perform trackside over the race weekend. The tradition continues at the 2023 Singapore Grand Prix, with Post Malone headlining on Saturday night before Robbie Williams closes out the festivities after the Grand Prix on Sunday.
Almost 140 different acts will perform across 13 stages over the weekend. Further confirmed acts include American rock band Kings of Leon, British legends Madness and Culture Club and electronic music icons Groove Armada. Further details about which stage each act will perform on plus concert timings can be found here.
In addition to the trackside concerts, head to MARQUEE Singapore for DJ sets from Hardwell on so-called Pit Stop Friday and Alan Walker on the aptly-named Lightning Speed Saturday.
Main Event: The 2023 Singapore Grand Prix
Of course, the main attraction for most fans is the racing itself. Last year’s rain-hit race delivered plenty of excitement, and the tight confines of the Marina Bay Street Circuit are likely to challenge the drivers once more at the 2023 Singapore Grand Prix. There’s three days of racing action in store, with TSS The Super Series and Porsche Carrera Cup Asia providing further on-track fun.
Our updated trackside guide to the 2023 Singapore Grand Prix will help you get the most out of your weekend. It includes the full on-track schedule, details of driver meet and greets, information on food and drink, plus other helpful advice.
What Else is There to Do in Singapore?
A major draw of the Singapore Grand Prix being held at night is that it gives you time to explore the city during the day before the racing action begins. Check out the interesting architecture in Chinatown, take a trip on the Singapore Flyer to get the best views of the surrounding area or even visit Universal Studios Singapore. Learn more about where to visit in our guide to the best things to see and do in Singapore.