Twelfth Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix attracts highest attendance since the inaugural night race

22 September 2019, Singapore – The Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2019 has set a new record for the second highest attendance in its 12-year history, overtaking the previous one set last year.

With more than 130 hours of entertainment across 10 stages, innovative hospitality offerings, and exciting gastronomic experiences throughout the Circuit Park, the twelfth edition of the Formula 1 night race drew 268,000 spectators to the Marina Bay Street Circuit over the three-day action-packed weekend.

An exciting showdown is in store for spectators at 2010hrs tonight, with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc taking pole position in Singapore for the first time– his fifth of the season and third in a row – ahead of the 61-lap Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2019. Four time Singapore Grand Prix winners, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel round off the top 3 taking second and third place on the grid respectively.

Off the track, the event’s stellar entertainment line-up over the race weekend included Swedish House Mafia, Muse, Gwen Stefani, Fatboy Slim, Hans Zimmer, as well as Toots and the Maytals, with Red Hot Chili Peppers slated to close the action-packed weekend at the Padang Stage after the chequered flag is waved.

ABOUT THE FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX
Singapore has successfully hosted a decade of night racing and Asia’s only street race on the Formula 1® calendar in the Republic since 2008. The Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix will continue to enthral crowds with its unique combination of night race action and world-class entertainment till 2021. See the world’s finest drivers go wheel-to-wheel under lights at speeds of up to 320km/h, threading the barriers around Singapore’s picturesque Marina Bay featuring a spectacular backdrop of iconic heritage buildings, modern architecture and a stunning skyline.