Text by: Amanda Hong
Do you hear that? It’s the sound of our hearts racing, because the highly anticipated Grand Prix™ Season Singapore (GPSS) is finally here! If all of this sounds foreign to you, have you been living under a rock? Here’s a brief explanation:
Formula One cars have been made to be the fastest regulated road-course racing cars in the world. A Formula One Season typically consists of a series of races on a purpose-built circuit or public roads, and is called Grand Prix (which means “grand prizes” in French).
The GPSS first made its debut as the first night street race in Asia back in 2008. On race nights, not only do the wheels burn, but the entertainment lineup can get pretty hot too.
The race scene has definitely leveled up over the years, with action beyond the circuit. There will be after-parties, pop-up events, and four different precinct parties happening in Clarke Quay, Orchard Road, Kampong Glam and Jewel Changi Airport.
Here’s a low-down on what to expect!
The Precinct Parties
Jewel Changi Airport (13 – 17 Sep)
If you’re coming from out of town and checking in from the Changi Airport, the buzz of excitement awaits at Jewel Changi. Look out for a lineup of immersive activities (VR experiences, car displays, among others) to fill up your Insta-stories!
Clarke Quay (13 – 22 Sep)
The quay-to-your-heart this season: Asia Pitstop Series brings you an outdoor carnival at Clarke Quay that’s filled with games, music, and drinks from the multi-concept bar Get Juiced.
Kampong Glam (13 – 22 Sep)
Watch this heritage district come to life with street music! Groove to the beat of local buskers, DJs, and more.
Orchard Road (13 – 15 Sep)
It’s no surprise that Singapore’s iconic Orchard Road will be filled with exciting activities from the GPSS Showcase. Head over to Design Orchard for exclusive promotions!
Red Bull Pit Stop Challenge
If you’re a huge Formula One fan, this would be right up your alley! The Red Bull Pit Stop Challenge will be at four different locations from 14 to 22 September, offering you the chance to perform a timed tire change on a replica F1 chassis using real F1 pit stop tools (talk about putting yourself in a high-pressure situation!). You get to work in a team of two, and the winning prize includes taking part in a professional pit stop practice!
BMWFestSG will be bringing sheer driving pleasure to Orchard Road. Be among the first to see the all-new models, the launch of THE 1, and immerse yourself in an experiential journey of innovation and design by this top automaker. Be sure to drop by from 13 to 15 September!
MARQUEE Singapore Presents: MARQUEE Race Weekend
Marquee Singapore is well known for its multi-concept dining and nightclub experience, and better still, they will be presenting you a star-studded Race Weekend party from 20 to 21 September featuring international acts alongside amazing local DJs, serving you music and entertainment all in one immersive space.
CÉ LA VI
Come be a crazy, rich, Asian for a night, perhaps? Rooftop parties await you at CÉ LA VI’s week-long celebration. Sip the classic Singapore Sling made with a new twist, and mingle with celebrities or Formula One VIPs!
Cruise around in SingaporeSidecars
Go on a Vintage Vespa Sidecar tour to see the city lights up close! This insta-worthy ride zips past the same sights as seen by the Formula One drivers during a race but at a much slower pace, that is. Alternatively, this could be a great way to get to the parties! 😉
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