Activities to participate in during race week

You might be flying to Singapore for the 2022 Singapore F1 Grand Prix, but that doesn’t mean that’s the only thing that matters. After checking into the luxury hotels designed for F1, stroll along Orchard Road and experience these activities and feasts.

The lights go out and let’s go – The Singapore Grand Prix returns after a two-year hiatus with unique F1 experiences that everyone can enjoy across the city.

The Singapore Grand Prix is ​​back, bigger than ever. Whether you watch the race on or off the circuit, the city offers plenty of exciting events and experiences for any F1 fan. Due to the pandemic, we were deprived of the thrilling action on the track. Two years later, we celebrate the return of the Singapore Grand Prix by immersing ourselves in an exciting range of racing-themed experiences. From foodie events to racing-themed movies, here’s your ultimate guide to planning your electrifying F1 week in Singapore.

Preparing for the 2022 Singapore Grand Prix (Image credit: Unsplash/Shawn nang)

F1 Singapore: What are the events taking place during the 2022 Singapore Grand Prix?

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If you are in Orchard Road

September 23 – October 2, 2022

In addition to shopping for the perfect race day outfits, make a pit stop at the Heineken Silver Smooth Pit Stop outside Ngee Ann City, where visitors can enjoy unique performances from drummers and flash mobs. Additionally, a sustainability exhibit featuring artwork created with recycled cardboard will be on display, including a five-meter-long racing car.

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Explore the nightlife at Clarke Quay

September 23 – October 2, 2022

Fancy a party? Don’t miss Retro Rocks and Girls’ Night Out, where Singapore’s top DJs will give you a good time with their best tunes. For the fashionistas, a racing-inspired fashion show and a racing-themed carnival with group fitness workouts will be available for all to enjoy.

Head to Kampong Gelam for a dose of culture and heritage with GLAMBOYANT

September 23 – October 2, 2022

Located in five main areas – Aliwal Street Carpark, Haji Lane, Sultan Gate, Baghdad Street and Sultan Gate Park – enjoy a fun day out including daily stage performances by local artists such as Bushmen and Raw Energy. For light snacks, the first Food Yard food trucks at the Aliwal Street car park will be on hand, with over 15 vendors. Dedicated to adrenaline junkies, you can enjoy All-Style street dance battles, as well as freestyle BMX bike challengers and indulge in an immersive F1 roaming truck for a thrilling experience. You can also watch a family movie under the stars at the silent cinema.

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Test your driving skills in Sentosa

September 23 – October 2, 2022

Before you hit the track, live out your F1 dream by jumping into a racing stimulator for the ultimate Red Bull racing experience. For family fun, head to the Central Beach Bazaar for live music performances. For moviegoers, films inspired by the race will also be screened.

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World’s first gathering of McLaren supercars

September 30 – October 2, 2022. Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Center

Are you a McLaren fan? You’re in luck because you can drop by the Suntec Convention Center for a “McLaren: The Legacy Lives On” showcase. Discover the latest McLaren Artura, the first high-performance hybrid supercar. In addition, a collection of McLaren production cars, dating from 2011 through to the latest models, will be on display for the first time – along with two new models as well.

At Orchard Road, you can also admire a life-size LEGO version of the McLaren Formula 1 racing car. Once you’ve finished taking photos, you may have the chance to experience what it’s like to sit in a lego F1 car, which took nearly 1,900 hours to build and is made up of some 288,000 bricks.

Address: Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hall 404. 1 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039593

Business hours : September 30, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. | October 1 & 2, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Admission fees: Free + open to the public

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LR: Nicholas Latifi and Alexander Albon (Image credit: Williams Racing)

Here’s your chance to get closer to Alexander Albon and Nicholas Latifi

September 26 – October 2, 2022.

Get into the racing spirit by meeting F1 drivers Alexander Albon and Nicholas Latifi at Suntec City. The best part? It’s completely free. The experience also includes a range of exhibits and activities, including exclusive merchandise and esports platforms. For more information, visit the site.

Address: Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hall 404. 1 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039593

Live your F1 dream by participating in simulation races and electric karting

September 23 – October 2, 2022

Presented by HyperDrive Cities, the inaugural hybrid event offers exciting online and offline experiences for all F1 fans, including simulation racing and electric go-kart racing.

Gastronomic events organized during the Singapore Grand Prix 2022:

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Here’s a toast to the good times with Penfolds

September 23 – October 2, 2022

Want to have a good time? Meet at Penfolds Lounge. Inspired by tropical beach clubs, the lounge turns into a beach bar at the Mandarin Gallery, Orchard Road. To promote their latest Penfolds Max’s Rose 2021, visitors can enjoy a sneaky taste of the wine for $10 a glass (around THB 265) ahead of its citywide release.

Address: 333A Orchard Rd, Singapore 238897

Head to The Penthouse for a thrilling night racing experience

Smoke & Mirrors rooftop bar is hosting a one-night only event on October 2, 2022. At 6:00 p.m., guests will be treated to unlimited champagne, exquisite cocktails and premium spirits. Before the race, unique gourmet cuisine will be served all night. Don’t worry about missing the race, as the venue offers a unique 180-degree view of the race from the sixth-floor rooftop of the National Gallery Singapore. End the evening with a celebration at their exclusive after-party until 2am. For more information, see the website.

Address: Level 10, 1 George Street, Singapore, 049145

Price: $1,880 (about THB 49,682)

Celebrate the F1 weekend by tuning into the Thirty-Six Brewlab & Smokehouse

September 30 – October 2, 2022.

Bottomless drinks and F1? What could be better? The three-day race weekend is about to be exciting as Thirty-Six Brewlab & Smokehouse is offering a $98++ (around THB2,590++) four-hour package including thirst-quenching pints of Lion Brewery Co, house wines and signature cocktails. Visit the website for more information.

Plan your weekend wisely by checking out the live screening schedule here:

Friday, September 30, 2022

Free practice 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Free Practice 2 p.m. – 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Free practice 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Qualifying – 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Warm-up – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Primary Race – 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Address: 36 Club St, Singapore 069469

Adrenaline Pulses at Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES for F1 and OktoberFest

September 30 – October 2, 2022

Get ready for an adrenaline-filled trip to Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES. To celebrate the Singapore Grand Prix and OktoberFest, these two landmarks will host a live screening of the race as well as exciting offerings. Get ready to sample a range of authentic German specialties from German restaurant Frieda, unlimited beer and live music. To enhance the F1 experience, a race car stimulator will be available on site so you can put your track racing skills to the test.

Address: Capitol Singapore, Outdoor Plaza (1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
Address: CHIJMES, La Pelouse and B1 (5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.)

Limited tickets for the 2022 Singapore Grand Prix are still available on the website.

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[Hero image credit: Unsplash/Guo Xin Goh; Featured image credit: Unsplash/Shawn Nang]

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