F1 Singapore Grand Prix
Bright lights, thick heat and intense pressure… this is what you’ll find on the streets of Singapore. The Marina Bay Street Circuit stands out against other Grands Prix, with its neon colours, high speeds and many twists and turns. The circuit has more corners than any other, and at these speeds and in such humidity, it’s a test for any driver to hold their nerve and not make a mistake. It’s physically challenging too: the hot conditions, even at night, ensure the stamina of both man and machine are put to the test. Remember 2010 when Kovaleinen’s Lotus caught fire at the start of the last lap? If you can’t stand the heat, get off the circuit.
There’s plenty to entertain off the track too: the 2019 line-up includes Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Cardi B, Fatboy Slim and Hans Zimmer. There are games, a pit-stop challenge, airbrush tattoos, plus shipping containers filled with street food vendors. If you’re looking for something a bit more luxurious, then there are hospitality packages including transportation by boat, Michelin-starred cuisine, access to the race action and a great view of the fireworks finale. Whether you’re looking for sophisticated luxury or a party vibe, there is something for you.
Singapore has so much to offer and is truly a city of contrasts: old shop-houses sit next to ultra-modern skyscrapers; you can find amazing cheap eats and eye-wateringly expensive meals; locals mingle with tourists and expats. The scale is staggering and the beauty is unrivalled. Close to the Marina Bay circuit is Gardens Bay, a stunning network of waterfront gardens featuring the largest glass greenhouse in the world and the famous ‘supertrees’, living architecture. Head to Orchard Street for shopping to rival the Champs Elysées, Little China to sample the culture (and food) and Universal Studios for a great family day out.