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Need for speed: Grand Prix is set to reignite Singapore

The Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022 is set to ignite the world stage this month. Stewart Bell explains why it’s a must-go.

This month sees one of the biggest and most glamorous sport events back in the spotlight. The Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022 marks a joyous return of significant events after a two-year hiatus. And a sell-out crowd is expected.

But, while it’s been an F1 mainstay since its inaugural event in 2008, the sport’s original night race is much more than just racing with something for everyone. Here, we explain why it should be on your radar. Especially with the super-stylish city-state just a short flight from all Australian capitals.

Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022

The world’s best drivers

As you’d expect, the on-track action is stunning. With the world’s finest drivers and their glorious multi-million dollar machines racing at night under lights at up to 320km/h. It’s a real feast for the eyes, with the Marina Bay Street Circuit set against a backdrop of Singapore’s iconic, futuristic skyline.

You’ll see F1’s megastars going flat-out, millimetres from the barriers, including reigning world champion Max Verstappen and his Red Bull Racing teammate Sergio Pérez. Ferrari young guns Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz. Mercedes’ seven-time World Champion Sir Lewis Hamilton and his teammate George Russell. Not to mention Australia’s Daniel Ricciardo, who’s in his final season with McLaren.

“Singapore is always a nice place to go to,” says Verstappen. “It’s a nice track, very difficult as well. Of course, we haven’t been there in a while. But, we are definitely looking forward to that.”

F1 will be supported in Singapore by the all-female open-wheel championship W Series and Asia’s TSS The Super Series. Both of which will keep fans on the edge of their seats across the three event days. But, the real problem is where to watch trackside first.

The hottest music acts

Right from the outset, the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix has been famous for bringing out the hottest music acts trackside, ensuring every night goes out with a bang! Former headliners include Rihanna, Pharrell Williams, Bon Jovi, Jennifer Lopez, Robbie Williams, Queen +Adam Lambert, and Linkin Park.

This year’s headliner list is one of the best. With DJ Marshmello, Westlife, Green Day, Black Eyed Peas, Suede, The Kid LAROI, and TLC. The final line-up is set to include over 92 performances across nine stages in the Circuit Park, together with roaming performers.

Singapore Grand Prix

Stunning Singapore

Keen for more? Singapore buzzes with F1 fever during race week, with everyone out and about to soak up the atmosphere. You don’t have far to find unlimited sightseeing, relaxation, shopping and dining options just beyond the 799,000sqm Circuit Park (equivalent to 80 soccer fields).

“I think the way the city kind of gets around the race is cool,” says Aussie F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo. “I have had family and friends come to it. And they’ve only ever said good things, so it’s a good one.”

Budget or VIP, you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience – with Singapore heating up as the F1 teams’ touchdown. This is one bucket list item that deserves to be enjoyed as soon as possible.

The Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022 will be held from 30 September to 2 October.

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