Singapore Grand Prix 2019: Priceless Experiences
Pride of Singapore
Jewel of Singapore, Monaco of Asia, Best Street Circuit in the World, Street Circuit Night Race… These are some of the phrases associated with the Singapore Grand Prix. The night race is the pride of Singapore, which has placed it on the world stage as one of the best Formula One circuits.
To put things into perspective, let’s take Circuit de Monaco for comparison. Circuit de Monaco held its first race in 1929, this year marks its 90th year. The Marina Bay Street Circuit is only in its 12th year. In this short span of time, the organisers have exceeded global expectations. They have not only managed to successfully host the races on track, but have also managed to keep dignitaries, VIPs, drivers, race officials and guests happy during the races with their hospitality offerings.
Hospitality offerings in Singapore need to live up to the high standards set by the other prominent street race venue, Circuit de Monaco. Over the years, they have repeatedly defined new limits of excellence. With that, we expect to be pleasantly surprised each season. There is just so much to look forward to each year and it’s a breeze to provide our unbiased reviews when they always blow us away with their unique entertainment and hospitality offerings.
F1 Paddock ClubTM, The Green Room, Lounge @ Turn 3, Sky Suite & Twenty3 are hospitality offerings fans are familiar with. This year, we bring you 4 new updates: 1) The Cube 2) Upper Deck 3) Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Experience Package 4) Twenty3
THE CUBE gives access to all zones, allowing guests to catch the race from different vantage points at the various standing viewing platforms strategically located throughout the Circuit Park from Zone 1 to Zone 4. With a dedicated viewing platform approximately 350m away from THE CUBE and located between Turns 11 and 12 in Zone 4, race aficionados will be closer to the action with impressive views of the cars entering the vaulted arches of the stately Anderson Bridge.
With this ticket, guests will also be able to enjoy all the entertainment acts performing at the other stages across all zones, this includes The Wharf Stage (Zone 1) where Toots and the Maytals on Friday (20 Sep), Fatboy Slim on Saturday (21 Sep) and Hans Zimmer on Sunday (22 Sep) will take to the stage along with DJ acts at the hip and happening Downtown (Zone 4) as well as a myriad of international and local entertainment acts across the other stages such as Sunset Stage, Uptown and Esplanade Outdoor Theatre – all offering more than 100 hours of pure non-stop entertainment.
Package includes: • Access to all Zones within the Circuit Park and dedicated viewing platform located between Turns 11 and 12 in Zone 4 (located approximately 350m away from THE CUBE)
Access to all the entertainment stages (Padang Stage, Downtown, Uptown, Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, The Wharf Stage and Sunset Stage)
Access to THE CUBE | Patio, THE CUBE | Mezzanine, THE CUBE | Loft (Dependent on package purchased)
Free-flow of Taittinger Champagne, premium wines, spirits, beers, soft drinks and canapés
The Paddock is associated with the epitome of luxury in the world of Formula One. Aficionados are familiar with the glitz and glamour it offers. This year, we present you the UPPER DECK.
This strategic trackside location allows guests to enjoy a breathtaking unobstructed view of the on-track race action on the Pit Straight and the cars as they exit the Pit Lane whilst indulging in a delectable line-up of haute cuisine from the comfort of the air-conditioned facility. In addition, guests will be able to revel in stunning views of the Singapore skyline and a spectacular display of fireworks after the race either from within the plush indoor setting or the outdoor balcony.
Journey on a multi-sensory gastronomic experience at bespoke specialty concept restaurants at The Garden. This year’s designer dining line-up includes one Michelin-starred Hind’s Head by Heston Blumenthal, globally renowned NOBU by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, highly-acclaimed Rockpool by Neil Perry, award-winning COMO Cuisine in partnership with Culina, artisanal sweet treats from Tarte by Cheryl Koh and famed Stockton Bar by Maximal Concepts.
Partake in the coveted Pit Lane Walk to view the F1® garages, cars and crew gear up for the on-track action. Enjoy prime views of the race from the Paddock ClubTM Terrace located atop the Pit Building and dedicated Paddock ClubTM Grandstand & Bar located at Turns 1, 2 and 3.
Add sparkle to the evening at the all-day Champagne bar, Flutes and enjoy specially curated activities which includes indulging in a holistic pampering massage at the COMO Shambhala Spa – a true oasis of calm, clairvoyant readings, exclusive entertainment at the Paddock ClubTM stage and much more – all bound to enliven your Paddock ClubTM experience.
The Upper Deck is the only single-day Paddock ClubTM ticket option with extremely limited availability giving the perfect initiation to the glamour-tinged Formula 1® race, entertainment and gastronomy concoction only at the legendary Singapore Formula 1 Paddock ClubTM. Ticket prices start from S$2,288, and are available online at www.singaporegp.sg, via the hotline +65 6731 5900 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit bit.ly/SGP2019tix for a full list of ticket categories for the event.
The package includes:
Access to all Zones within the Circuit Park and the entertainment stages
Fully air-conditioned suite at the Upper Deck which opens out to an outdoor viewing balcony
World-class food & beverage offerings, free-flow Champagne, fine wines and spirits, beers and soft drinks
Access to The Garden and Boardwalk lifestyle areas with award-winning specialty restaurants, concierge service, entertainment, activity booths and spa services
Daily Formula 1 Paddock ClubTM Pit Lane Walk at a designated time
Access to the dedicated Formula 1 Paddock ClubTM
Grandstand & Bar and Formula 1 Paddock ClubTM Terrace
Direct access to the Paddock Club entrance via dedicated vehicles and dedicated parking lots
MERCEDES-AMG PETRONAS MOTORSPORT EXPERIENCE PACKAGE
The experience begins well before the cars line up on the starting grid – ticket holders will receive VIP passes to attend an event hosted by the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport team at the Singapore Formula 1 Paddock ClubTM on Thursday, 19 September. Fans will be treated to appearances by team drivers as well as key team members at the exclusive event and feast on the gastronomic spread at the team’s Silver Arrows Hospitality Suite.
Over the race weekend from 20 to 22 September, ticket holders will have superb views of the Pit Straight and team garages from their Super Pit Grandstand seats. Ticket holders will also enjoy savings to purchase official team memorabilia, food and beverage vouchers worth S$90 redeemable at the Marina Bay Street Circuit as well as a limited edition official Supporters’ Pack.
The ticket also provides access to the entertainment within the Circuit Park, which includes performances by Swedish House Mafia, Muse, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Cardi B, Fatboy Slim, Hans Zimmer, Toots and the Maytals, and many more.
Prime views of the Mercedes team in action await
The Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Experience Package is priced at S$2,128 each. A maximum of twelve (12) tickets are allowed per transaction. These tickets are on sale via www.singaporegp.sg, the ticketing hotline +65 6738 6738 as well as all Singapore GP’s authorised agents
Twenty-23 was a resounding success in 2018. With it being well-received during its inaugural launch, it will continue again this year. With the spirit of offering guests the best experience money can buy, the organizers have taken the initiative to upgrade the facility.
Twenty3 will be situated at, the best possible position of the track (in our opinion and the opinions of our readers). TURN 23. This is the final corner where drivers roar past in hopes of securing their positions, gaining a position or simply in hopes of a better lap time. It is also the place where we can get the perfect picture for social media when the cars slow down to enter the Pit Lane. With that, VIPs can take in those breathtaking moments when the teams race to pit within 3 seconds. Finally, we also realized (last year) that it is one of the best spots to witness the champions claiming victory on the podiums.
Twenty3 will continue to host world renowned chefs to satisfy the tastebuds of distinguished VIPs. The beautifully decorated restaurants will house large windows for excelerating views, while you dine in comfort, sipping on your 11th flute of champagne. For the experience of indulging in local gastronomy, there will also be a wide selection of uniquely Singapore street food.
For the ballers who crave for a party, Twenty3 also houses an actual dancefloor, with renowned DJs spinning till late. Imagine grooving to the beat, appreciating bespoke cocktails, while your favour team is working hard to secure their position on the grid or chasing for the checkered flag!
Once in a lifetime experience
For those of you who are satisfied with simply roaming around the F1 village or just sitting in a particular section of the track, we urge you to put an experience of a hospitality package on your bucket list (or a late new year resolution for 2019). There’s no excuse to miss the one and only F1 night race, neither should you miss the best F1 experience that money can buy.
The good news is, for those who simply wish to try-out the experience of enjoying the race in the comfort of mentioned hospitality venues, the race organizer is now offering Single-Day ticket purchases.
Picture this: – Arriving at your hospitality venue via private entrance, only accessible by private boat (avoiding the queue and crowds) – Dining in a selection of Michelin-Star restaurants for dinner – Unlimited supply of decadent champagne, wines and liquor – Experiencing 3 different races in a day – Spectacular views of the race-track, the Pit Lane & the main concert stage – Exclusive photo opportunities – Dedicated service by specially trained Singapore GP Ambassadors – Access to Zone 1’s F1 Village and all entertainment zones within the Circuit Park
If we try to place some numbers to the tangible and intangible aspects of the value tagged to those experiences, it far exceeds the cost of the ticket.
Be warned that it is highly addictive to be encased in the comfort and hospitality of these venues. Especially Sky Suites and Twenty3. The only regret will be that you did not secure tickets early or you did not get the full 3-day package. However, don’t take our word for it, experience it for yourselves this September!