If you’re still clueless on what to do besides watching the main event in the upcoming F1, here are some of the other activities and facts that you might be interested in taking a look at. So sit back, relax, and let the fun begin with our seven things you might not know about Singapore F1 2016.
1. Catch superstar magician Dynamo up-close and personal
Dynamo is known for his mind blogging magic display that will leave you in awe. The 2015 magician of the year has performed for dozens of random passerby and some of the world’s most notable talent, including Prince Charles, Brad Pitt, Jay-Z and Coldplay. Now you can catch his magic up close in person throughout Zone 1 on 17th September and Zone 4 on 18th September. If you haven’t seen Dynamo on TV, here are some of his top 10 amazing acts.
2. You can catch four international chart-topping music acts in one go
The likes of Bastille, Halsey, Imagine Dragons and Pentatonix are the headliners of 2016. These names are no strangers to us. From radio FMs to shopping mall, we will no doubt come across their chart-topping music at some point in time. This year’s 2016 F1 will see a range of hottest trending music from a capella vocals to dark indie pop to alternative rock.
[ Bastille ] 17th September, Padang Stage
[ Halsey ] 18th September, Padang Stage
[ Imagine Dragons ] 18th September, Padang Stage
[ Pentatonix ] 17th September, Village Stage | 18th September, Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
3. And if you’re a classic music lover…
With plenty of headliners in young artists, this year Singapore F1 2016 doesn’t seem to hold back on bringing in the classics. Old favourites are also heading to stage with acts like Kylie Minogue, Queen + Adam Lambert and KC and the Sunshine Band. They are sure to make a comeback with some good old rock music and even disco with popular songs in the past that you already know the lyrics to.
[ Kylie Minogue ] 18th September, Padang Stage
[ Queen + Adam Lambert ] 17th September, Padang Stage
[ KC and the Sunshine Band ] 16th September, Village Stage | 17th September, Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
4. Local bands are also performing at the Marina Bay Street Circuit
Be sure to support our local talents. Performances from Gentle Bones, The Mothership, Take Two, Aarika Lee and The Next Movement and talented duo Zsa & Amanda will be performing at Zone 1, ranging from acoustic 90s to local chart-topping pop to RnB and indie, soul, funk tracks.
[ Gentle Bones ] 17th September, Sunset Stage (Zone 1)
[Charlie Lim & The Mothership ] 16th September, Sunset stage (Zone 1) | 18th September, Paddock Club Lifestyle Stage
[ Take Two ] 16th & 18th September, Sunset stage (Zone 1)
[ Aarika Lee & The Movement ] 16th September, Sunset Stage (Zone 1) | 16th & 17th September, Paddock Club Lifestyle Stage
[ Zsa & Amanda ] 16th & 17th September, Paddock Club Lifestyle Stage
5. There are 3 other more racing events happening besides Formula 1
Ferrari Challenge Asia Pacific
The Ferrari Challenge Asia Pacific, part of the Prancing Horse’s one-make series, returns to the event for the first time since 2012. Catch top drivers from around the world, racing in identical Ferrari 458 Challenge EVOs, competing with its 4.5-litre V8 engines putting out 570bhp.
TCR International Series
This global series fields 2.0-litre turbocharged touring cars from its own major manufacturers Ford, Honda, Opel, SEAT and Volkswagen, each capable of producing at least 330bhp. With household models such as Volkswagen Golf GTI, Honda Civic, Ford Focus, Seat León, Opel Astra, Alfa Romeo Giulietta and Subaru STI, this GT3 pack will surely bring a balanced level competition.
Porsche Carrera Cup Asia
Catch some of the best sports car drivers going wheel-to-wheel in identical Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars. Based on the road-going 911 GT3 model, these single-seaters, near standard race cars feature 3.8-litre six-cylinder boxer engines that put out a maximum 460bhp at 7500rpm of serious performance.
6. Local racing drivers who are set to race at the Marina Bay Circuit
Surprised? We have 3 local drivers who will be racing on the streets of Marina Bay. They are Andrew Tang, Yuey Tan and Gregory Teo.
Andrew Tang and Yuey Tan are currently racing in the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia series while Gregory Teo is racing in the Ferrari Challenge Asia Pacific.
Andrew Tang, a young promising Singaporean driver who is coming to Singapore to race for the first time. He races for Porsche China Junior and will be hoping to close the gap for the championship coming into Singapore.
Yuey Tan races for Team Jebsen in the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia. Yuey has been racing in the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia since 2009. With over 130 race starts, a Class B Carrera Cup Asia title last year and a victory in the Sepang 24 hours, Yuey is ever more confident to continue building on his positive results.
Gregory Teo competes in the Trofeo Pirelli AM classification. Teo got an overall second place winner in last year’s Trofeo Pirelli AM Asia Pacific Series, winning 50% of the races he has participated in last year. This makes him a strong contender for the championship this year.
7. You can watch F1 live at an affordable price
Ever thought about joining in on the F1 action but is tight on cash? With single day Friday tickets going as low as $78, you are able to catch a piece of the F1 practice session. You are also able to catch Kylie Minogue and KC and the Sunshine Band live. It’s certainly a good run for your money. Tickets are still available on SingaporeGP.