Feeling lucky? Venture around the island to get a glimpse of F1 drivers in Singapore.
That’s right, Formula 1 Grand Prix fever has hit us all. We’re expecting some exciting race action happening that weekend, so we hope you’re dressed to impress for the festivities. For us, we’re fired up to catch the likes of Charles Leclerc, Lewis Hamilton, and Daniel Ricciardo on the big screen. And if we’re lucky, we might spot them on the streets. Here’s our guess list of where the F1 drivers will be around Singapore. No guarantee that you’ll spot ‘em, but go ahead and try your luck if you’d like.
Where to go to spot F1 drivers in Singapore
Fans of Lando Norris will know that the McLaren driver is a multi-talented individual. He has an array of hobbies and talents, including managing his own content brand, Quadrant. But it’s his DJing skill that fans seem to favour, and one he pursues fervently. He’s even played for Kygo in Ibiza! In Singapore, he was caught taking the decks at Avenue right after the 2022 Singapore Grand Prix. Considering his love for mixing some of the hottest beats, we won’t be surprised if he makes another appearance at a nightclub.
Avenue, Basement 3, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018972
We have it on good authority that the Ferrari team has been spotted clinking glasses at this grand location. Specifically, Charles Leclerc. And who wouldn’t wanna make a pitstop at this spot? This gorgeous art deco lobby is reminiscent of the roaring 20s, encapsulating the rich history of the prohibition era. We can see ourselves sipping on elegant European cocktails if we were in their shoes.
Atlas, Parkview Square, 600 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188778
3. Marina Square
Due to its strategic location in the centre of the track (wedged between Turn 15 and Turn 6), we’re guessing this particular mall is going to be a hot spot. With all the amenities you need here, it’s the perfect place for the drivers to take a break while staying close to the track. We’ve heard that fans have spotted Pierre Gasly and Lance Stroll exploring the mall in the days leading up to the F1 weekend in previous years.
Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594
When you work hard, you have to play even harder. And we’re sure that the drivers will only hit up the best of the best that Singapore’s night scene has to offer. Spanning across three floors and embracing the perfect blend of design, technology, and cutting-edge sound, Marquee is the place to be during the Formula 1 weekend. And with the hot lineup featuring the likes of Hardwell and Alan Walker, we have a feeling you might spot a driver or two there.
Marquee, B1-67, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018972
5. Ce La Vi
If you avidly kept up with the whereabouts of the drivers in 2022, you’ll remember this snapshot of Pierre Gasly and Charles Leclerc when they were out and about. We recognised those red umbrellas instantly. Ce La Vi is a rooftop dining destination that offers you the perfect vantage point to catch the sunset along the Singapore skyline. It’s so beautiful that we suspect they’ll revisit the bar this year.
Ce La Vi, Level 57, Marina Bay Sands, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018971
This one’s a given since even F1 drivers need to sleep and rest up. And it’s only natural that they’re taking to some of the most luxurious hotels to catch their Zzzs. We’ve narrowed down a couple of hotels where we think you’ll spot them. JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach is known to be one of top picks for the Mercedes team. Meanwhile, Marina Bay Sands recently signed a partnership with Ferrari and there have been whispers of activations around the hotel where you’ll potentially bump into Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz. Some Alpine drivers stayed in the hotel back in 2022, so that’s double the odds!
The Hilton brand has also extended its sponsorship of the McLaren team as its global hotel partner. So it’s likely that you’ll catch Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri staying at Hilton Singapore Orchard. Based on Valtteri Bottas’ Instagram post in 2022, you could possibly catch the Alfa Romeo team at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore too.
Hard Rock Hotel Singapore is a good place to be if you’re a fan of Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez. The Oracle Red Bull racing team is currently sponsored by Hard Rock, so you might see them gallivanting around Sentosa. Oh, and if you’ve avidly watched Drive to Survive, hop over to Pan Pacific Singapore or The Fullerton Hotel Singapore. It isn’t said explicitly, but based on the locations and rooms featured, we’re guessing that’s where Marcus Ericsson and Pierre Gasly stayed previously.
Think you’ll be lucky enough to spot the F1 drivers in Singapore?