Grand Prix Season Singapore 2022: Precinct parties, McLaren gathering and other events announced

  • 15/09/2022
Grand Prix Season Singapore 2022: Amber Lounge.
The afterparties are back after a two-year hiatus. Photo credit: Amber Lounge

Following a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Grand Prix Season Singapore 2022 is set to launch later this month with a range of events and attractions around the main race on October 2.

People travelling to Singapore for the Grand Prix can expect precinct parties, meet and greets, a special McLaren gathering and more to keep them entertained.

Airfare bookings to Singapore have ramped up 305 percent since the start of 2022, according to digital marketing travel platform Sojern. In the leadup to the F1 event, Oceania has shown the greatest interest in Singapore, up 17 percent in 2022 versus 2019, according to Sojern.

In 2019, Sebastian Vettel beat runners up Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen to win the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix, which is said to have attracted over 268,000 spectators.

Verstappen leads in the Drivers' Championship ahead of the Singapore event.

A precinct party will be held in Sentosa for the first time along with the return of parties to Orchard Road, Clarke Quay and Kampong Glam from September 23 to October 2. The Singapore Tourism Board promises "each will have an exciting line-up of race-themed offerings that showcases the very best of what each precinct has to offer".

The Amber Lounge will also return this year offering an 'ultra-luxe' post-race party at Fullerton Bay Hotel's The Clifford Pier with cocktails, an immersive theatrical cabaret and cirque-themed performances.

A showcase entitled McLaren: The Legacy Lives On will take place at Suntec Convention Centre and feature the new McLaren Artura - the brand's first High-Performance Hybrid supercar - along with a collection of McLaren production cars dating from 2011 up to the latest model, including two never-before-seen editions.

A life-size Lego replica of a McLaren Formula 1 race car made up with around 288,000 Lego bricks will also debut at Orchard Road during  Grand Prix Season Singapore 2022.
Photo credit: The Lego Group

A life-size Lego replica of a McLaren Formula 1 race car made up with around 288,000 Lego bricks will also debut at Orchard Road, with fans invited to hop in the driver's seat.

Alexander Albon and Nicholas Latifi of the British Formula 1 team Williams Racing will be available for meet and greets at a pop-up experience for fans at Suntec City ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix.

More information on the precinct parties is below, as provided by the Singapore Tourism Board:

  • GLAMBOYANT at Kampong Gelam
    Soak up the charm of one of Singapore's hippest arts, culture and heritage districts. Visitors can enjoy live street performances, and a wide array of cuisines at the inaugural Food Yard. Other experiences include Extreme Sports and Dance competitions, a silent cinema under the stars, and an immersive F1 roving truck. Visitors can also sign up for an interactive guided tour to learn more about Kampong Gelam's history and heritage.
  • Sentosa Beach Jam
    Visitors can experience island life, jamming to live entertainment at Sentosa's well-loved beach bars, while enjoying gastronomical delights from around the world at the Central Beach Bazaar. Adrenaline junkies can hop into racing simulators and challenge themselves to virtually clinch the championship.
  • Festive Fun at Orchard Road
    Set in Singapore's most famous shopping belt, visitors can enjoy live entertainment, immerse themselves in race-themed activities in the Urban Green Room from Ngee Ann City to Mandarin Gallery, and be awed by percussionists and dance flash mobs along Orchard Central and Orchard Gateway. *SCAPE and Youth Park will be filled with exhibitions and sustainability-themed workshops where visitors can build their own mini race cars, shop at an auto-themed flea market (*SCAPE) and enjoy a 10-day Danz All Stars celebration, featuring performances from some 200 dancers.
  • Back with Passion at Clarke Quay
    Once a trading district with warehouses and godowns, Singapore's most vibrant nightlife hub along the Singapore River will be pumping to the beats of regionally-acclaimed DJs. The precinct's vibrancy will get a boost with a race-themed carnival at Clarke Quay's Central Fountain and Central Mall Riverside walk, where visitors can experience a fitness megathon, race-inspired fashion shows and race themed displays.