The ultimate guide to the F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Before you race to the tracks, be in the know of everything F1 – from the actual races to the entertainment lineup
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By Cam Khalid |
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Think Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso – among the 20 international racers – are the only ones capable of making deafening noises? Expect loud sounds beyond the tracks with five of the biggest acts taking the F1 stage, plenty of after-parties at the city's hottest clubs and race-themed events for the high-octane weekend from September 14 to 16.

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Off-track entertainment

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Friday

Jay Chou
We last saw the Taiwanese star headlining at the National Stadium early this year, and now Jay Chou is back for more. No stranger to the F1 stage, the Mandopop prince is kicking
off the off-track entertainment with fresh numbers from his latest album Bedtime Stories on top of his biggest hits. Joining him on-stage is homegrown jazz songbird Joanna Dong who was a member of his Sing! China team last year.

Also: Björn Again (Fri/Sat/Sun), Sampa the Great (Fri/Sat), Abby Simone x MMLD (Fri/Sat), THELIONCITYBOY, Boys in the Band (Fri/Sat)

 

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Saturday

The Killers
The award-winning Las Vegas band returns with another killer set, including hits like Mr Brightside and Somebody Told Me, which paved way for an explosive debut in the 00s’ alternative rock scene. Fast forward to now – prepare to throw shapes as frontman Brandon Flowers takes you through new tracks like The Man and Run for Cover from their fifth studio
album, Wonderful Wonderful.

Liam Gallagher
You know him as the former Oasis frontman, the loud-mouth Shakermaker and the younger brother of Noel Gallagher, but are you ready for this Rock ’n’ Roll Star’s Singapore solo debut? Liam Gallagher is taking over the F1 stage with an amalgam of tracks from his solo release As You Were, but you can also expect some Oasis classics in true, blue Liam swagger.

Also: Joe Hahn (of Linkin Park), End of the World, Young Fathers (Sat/Sun), Afro Celt Sound System (Sat/Sun), Joanna Dong, EMONIGHTSG

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Sunday

Dua Lipa
Seems like this chart-topper can’t get enough of Singapore, and vice versa. Showing no signs of slowing down, the sultry-voiced Dua Lipa returns with a stage upgrade to accommodate her massive legion of fans here. And with a bigger stage comes a bigger set, so watch out for the New Rules girl squad, dancercise-esque choreography and fiery pop bangers.

Martin Garrix
Ask anyone and they’ll tell you that EDM wunderkind Martin Garrix is an absolute beast in the dance music scene. The Dutch DJ-producer has attested his striking finesse by churning out a slew of club bangers including hot collabs like In the Name of Love with Bebe Rexha, Ocean with Khalid, and Scared to be Lonely with fellow F1 performer Dua Lipa – here's hoping for a joint performance.

Also: Simply Red, The Sugarhill Gang, MYRNE, EATMEPOPTART

Food deals

Bars and pubs

Smoke & Mirrors

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Race to the rooftop bar for stunning elevated track-side views, delectable dishes and bottomless drinks. On September 14, from 5pm to 10pm, enjoy a buffet spread – way more than the typical bar bites – and free-flow drinks including carefully curated spirits, draft beers as well as its innovative signature cocktails for $200++ per person while you catch the racing spectacle from above.

Restaurants, Italian

Publico Ristorante

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This contemporary Italian restaurant with a breezy riverside terazza is paying homage to the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari as part of his 120th birthday celebration. Menu highlights include Enzo Ferrari’s favourite recipe of the Tortellini della Signora Cesira which is tortellini sautéed with butter, sage and parmesan. There is also free flow AIX Rosé, priced at S$90++ per person for three hours, perfect for sipping on the refreshing drink while watching a live screening from the Terrazza Lounge. Opening hours are also extended to midnight for post-race tipples with pizzas available until 10.30pm.

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Restaurants, Steakhouse

Wolfgang's Steakhouse

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Apart from Wolfgang's Steakhouse's prime USDA Black Angus meats that have been dry aged on site for 28 days, kickstart the F1 weekend with the exquisite Tattinger Champagne. The premium Champagne is available on special offer exclusively from September 14 to 16 at $17 per glass and $100 per bottle. The intimate restaurant also offers the ultimate setting for the adrenaline-fuelled weekend. 

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Pan Pacific Singapore

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Up for a barbecue? See what's cooking at Pan Pacific's poolside patio from September 14 to 16, from 4pm to 7pm. Chow down on unlimited appetisers, surf and turf classics at live stations such as soy and mustard beef flank steak and miso crusted sea perch fillet, as well as desserts. Exclusive for the F1 weekend, sip on a complimentary glass of Veloce, a cocktail of spiced rum and citrus fruits. Up until 8pm, enjoy Happy Hour priced at $12 per glass. Alternatively, get a beer bucket of five at $50 or the new refreshing Sangria at $100 for two jugs.

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Skai

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Climb up to the 70th floor of the Swissotel for Skai, the hottest new restaurant in Singapore. Decked with floor-to-ceiling windows that give you a bird's eye view of the race tracks, tucking into their race dinner menu on September 16 is a no-brainer. Savour Executive Chef Paul Hallett's progressive menu including canapés like the mini wagyu burger with gruyeěre cheese and gherkins and the highly-raved seared foie gras with Fuji apple, green tea granola and choa. For $188 per adult, enjoy free-flow wines, cocktails and beers, as well as an additional $50 for free-flow Taittinger Brut Reserve.

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