We've got your back with the ultimate checklist to make your F1 Singapore Grand Prix adventure smooth and thrilling.
We’ve hit F1 territory as we welcome the GP Singapore race this week. So you’ve got your tickets, planned your itinerary, and picked out your best outfit. But to make the most of your experience, it’s essential to be well-prepared. Take notes with this F1 Singapore GP checklist – we’re sharing valuable tips and tricks including essentials to pack and transportation advice to help you stay up to speed during the F1 Grand Prix Singapore races.
F1 Singapore GP checklist: Be prepared for the ride
And we’re not just talking about the races. From the grandstands to the walkabouts, there are various entrances around the circuit. The chaos of the crowd won’t help either. So first things first, it’s best for ticket holders to read the on-site guide (that includes track access and seating location) sent to them in advance for easy navigation to seats. Take it as your treasure map to the races – best to save a digital copy for quick access. Alternatively, you can also download the F1 Race Guide app on your phone for an interactive map, the lowdown on the track’s schedule, deets on trackside events, and local travel tips for overseas attendees.
Transportation tips: Public transport FTW
As we said, things are going to get hectic. So arriving early (at least a few hours before the race begins) is key to securing a good spot. The circuit park opens at 1.45pm on 15 and 16 September and 2.30pm on 17 September.
If you’ve never experienced the traffic during the F1 weekend, we’ve got news for you – it’s going to be a nightmare. Consider using public transportation. Lucky for you, the MRT train services will be extended to as late as 12.45am during the F1 weekend (15 to 17 September).
What to wear: comfy ‘fits are your best friend
We’ve already covered its entirety in our F1 outfit guide. For a refresher, the official ticket package you’ve snagged might have a say, but comfort is always the name of the game. Read: do not challenge Singapore’s unpredictable weather. Remember the muddy areas during last year’s event? You don’t want to experience that with your new kicks, or worse, heels. If you’ve got a grandstand seat, expect a bit of legwork. We hear the event grounds cover the size of about 80 soccer fields. Your trusty pair of comfy shoes and loose-fitting clothes are your best friends.
Remember to step up your style game for trackside activities like F1 Experiences Live, F1 Insider Access, and the F1 Experiences Reception. A little heads-up: leave the team gear behind for these events; it’s all about respect for the teams and drivers.
If you’ve scored access to the exclusive Champions Club or the Formula 1 Paddock Club, amp up the style quotient with smart casual ensembles. Just remember, open-toe footwear, jogging suits, shorts, and beachwear are a no-go in these areas.
Race-day essentials: Pack like a pro
Tickets: It’s obvious but your tickets are the golden pass to the F1 world. Remember to bring your ticket voucher and ID if you’re collecting them at the venue. Keep those precious tickets close on a snazzy lanyard around your neck.
Sufficient cash: Most food and drink vendors as well as F1 merchandise stores should accept cards, but it’s best to carry some cash to avoid the ATM frenzy.
A portable charger: Pack an extra power supply to snap pics, record videos, and share your F1 adventures without any ‘low battery’ drama. There’s free Wi-Fi at the patron gates and various information booths within the Circuit Park.
Weather-ready essentials: We’re talking about portable fans, sunscreen, caps and hats, ponchos or rainproof jackets, tissues and wet tissues.
Water bottle: Pack a refillable, plastic water bottle to stay hydrated. But remember: it shouldn’t be over 600ml. You can refill it at the various water points around the Circuit Park.
Now you’re all set to rev up your race day experience with our F1 Singapore GP checklist! Get ready for an unforgettable F1 adventure filled with action, style, and memories to last a lifetime.