Formula 1 2019 finishes off as second highest in attendance in 12-year history


The Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2019 has set a new record for the second highest attendance in its 12-year history, overtaking the previous one set last year. The Formula 1 night race drew 268,000 spectators to the Marina Bay Street Circuit over the three-day weekend.

This year Formula 1 saw more than 130 hours of entertainment across 10 stages, and boost innovative hospitality and food offerings throughout the Circuit Park. In-circuit concerts saw celebrities such as Swedish House Mafia, Muse, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fatboy Slim and Gwen Stefani. There were also fringe acts and performances, as well as special discounts and offers at various participating attractions, museums, and dining and retail outlets for race ticket holders.

Meanwhile, beyond the track, it was the first time the Grand Prix Season Singapore (GPSS) was organising precinct parties around Singapore. Held at Orchard Road, Clarke Quay, Kampong Glam, and Jewel Changi Airport, there was a curated line-up of offerings at each precinct party that aimed to give both locals and visitors the opportunity to “experience the unique characteristics of each location”.

The historic Kampong Glam precinct presented a showdown between Singapore’s best buskers in the Glam Voice! competition for music lovers, while Jewel Changi Airport brought kid-friendly virtual reality and remote-control racing games for families.

Activities at Orchard Road and Clarke Quay meanwhile, were positioned to appeal to shoppers and party-goers respectively. Besides retail and dining experiences, Orchard Road featured live performances on the rooftop of Design Orchard. Bars and clubs at Clarke Quay offered themed parties and promotions.

Additionally, the parties across all four precincts featured “innovative race-themed programming” such as the Red Bull Pit Stop Challenge, which gave visitors a chance to experience what it is like to be an F1 race mechanic, and the BMWFestSG, which offered carnival and joy rides. There were also McLaren racing simulator game and go-kart rides available.

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