Singapore Grand Prix marks 12 years with their Second Biggest Turnout Ever!

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CONTENT: Michelle Ng
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If you’re into fast cars, good entertainment, and once-in-a-lifetime experience, the annual Grand Prix in Singapore is the one race that you have to be at.

F1 fans will know that not only is the Singapore track one of the trickiest circuits in around the world, the race is the only race that happens at night, which makes it even harder to race.

Lighting up the heart of Singapore, Sebastian Vettel is the first to cross the chequered flag in 2019 – his first win in a year since the Belgium GP and his fifth in the Marina Bay circuit. It was champagne all around for the German driver, as he finally gets back on track after a disappointing year of races. Vettel now ranks as the driver with the most wins on the Singapore circuit, with 5 wins.

Classic Car Display

Besides the Grand Prix, car fanatics also had a chance to witness the Ferrari Challenge Asia Pacific Race and the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Race that led up to the fast race. Those who know their vintage cars could also stop by the Classic Car Display which showcases the wheels from the Drivers’ Parade, where there were also F1 car simulators and pit stop challenges to get a taste of the F1 life.

Off the track, the top-notch entertainment lived up to its name. Staggered in between practice times and qualifying sessions, race-goers could enjoy the best acts. This year didn’t fail to disappoint with the hugely anticipated trio Swedish House Mafia making a much-awaited appearance after a string of canceled performances to open the night. The second night saw the return of Muse, as well as pop singer Gwen Stefani, who had the crowd singing along to every word.

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To close out the weekend, a 65,000 strong crowd turned out to the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fatboy Slim, and epic composer Hans Zimmer who’s most recognizable work might be the Pirates Of The Carribean theme song.

With such high quality entertainment, the F&B offerings were equally as stellar. Smoke and Shoulder, The Beast, Toby’s The Dessert Asylum, Uma Uma & The Horse’s Mouth were just some of the food offerings, with a special appearance of three-Michelin-starred chef Heston Blumental who debuts his exquisite English fare from his one-Michelin-starred gastropub, The Hind’s Head, Bray.

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