Celebrate F1 at these iconic spots other than Marina Bay

Motorheads can have a go-karting experience on Orchard Road this F1 season. (Photo: Legion of Racers)

SINGAPORE – For the first time, the Singapore Grand Prix season will extend beyond the track, including race-themed activities at three iconic locations in Singapore – Orchard Road, Clarke Quay and Kampong Glam – from 20 – 22 September. Both locals and visitors can soak in the F1 spirit in locations other than the Marina Bay area. For those looking to avoid all the cray cray but still want to be in the F1 mood, you can head to these off-track spots which still offer you the F1 experience.

From a chance to experience what it’s like to be an F1 race mechanic in the Red Bull Pit Stop Challenge, to taking a go-kart for a spin in the heart of the city, to soaking up some local music at the historic Kampong Glam precinct, the action goes far beyond what visitors will enjoy in-circuit.

Go beyond the circuit and join in the festivities!

Orchard Road

Motorheads can take themselves on a go-karting experience at Orchard Road from 19 – 22 Sep. The Arena of Speed Challenge is part of Legion of Racers’ Festival of Speed, a series of racing-themed events during the Grand Prix Season.

The closing party of the festival will be held at Capital Zouk, Clarke Quay where there will be an e-racing challenge taking place (more on that later).

When: 19 – 22 Sep, 10am – 10pm (hourly timeslots; 10 min per run)

Where: Grange Road Carpark, Orchard Road

Get your tickets here.

Take your F1 party to Haji Lane at the Kampong Glam Block Party. (Photo: Teng Yong Ping/Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore)

Kampong Glam

Block parties are still a thing, apparently.

Happening on 21 Sep (Saturday), Haji Lane will be transformed into an open air party venue. DJs Titus Singam and Shaifudin Suhaimi will be spinning their sets and keeping the crowd alive. Band Havana Social Club X Fungkimunkees will also be there to lend their musical prowess to the event. Entry is free and you can get face paintings and temporary tattoos if you are up for them!

Get your vibe on, and if you are one of the first 200 customers, you are entitled to free shots - register yourself here.

When: 21 Sep, 5PM – Late

Where: Haji Lane, Kampong Glam

View the F1 race at Clarke Quay. (PHOTO: Capitaland Singapore)

Clarke Quay

Get Juiced’s outdoor Live Screening of the Singapore GP

Gather at the Fountain Square in Clarke Quay for the Get Juiced’s outdoor Live Screening event of the Singapore Grand Prix and dance to the beats with performances by local up-and-coming and established acts such as Subhas Nair, Sheikh Banafe, and Charlie Williams as well as a line-up of over 20 DJs.

For the foodie, do not let a growling stomach stop you from enjoying the race! Beat the hunger pangs before flag-off with great bar bites and drinks at the F&B booths by Get Juiced, Heineken and Red Bull.

For the true F1 Fans (or aspiring F1 racer), you can also get your official merchandise at the F1 Merchandise booth or try your hands at the Heineken F1 Pit Crew – Tyre Activation, VR racing simulators and other carnival games!

When: 18 – 22 Sep 2019, 7PM – Late

Where: Clarke Quay, Fountain Square

Red Bull Pit Challenge

Do you know that in an actual Grand Prix race, a crew of 20 help turnover a car during a pit stop? The crew practises this moment thousands of times a season and it becomes second nature, like a choreographed performance – a delay anywhere in the routine, even as little as one-tenth of a second can cost the podium.

In the Red Bull Pit Stop Challenge, participants will work in teams of two to change two wheels as fast as possible. Contenders will be working on a replica Aston Martin Red Bull Racing F1 chassis weighing 880kg using real F1 pit stop tools.

The fastest times will win Red Bull Racing merchandise, with the top prize consisting of the opportunity for each player on the confirmed winning team to meet Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Drivers, Max Verstappen and Alex Albon.

A purchase of the limited edition Red Bull F1 can per person is required to participate. The limited edition can be purchased at the event.

When: 21 – 22 Sep, 6PM – 10PM

Where: Yin Bar & Lounge, Clarke Quay

Legion of Racers’ Festival of Speed closing party

Combining a unique race-themed party with a special E-Racing Challenge, the Closing Party at Capital Zouk is the last of the slew of race-themed activities organised by Legion of Racers for the Festival of Speed.

As part of the entertainment, fans of antique cars can seize their special Instagram moment before entering the club with a display of a classic Porsche 964 Turbo and a Ferrari 308 GT4 Dino just outside the club.

The winner of the E-Racing Challenge will go home with a limited-edition helmet worth $8,000, bearing the signatures of Formula 1 2018 season drivers such as Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, and Max Verstappen, among others.

When: 21 Sep, 7.30PM – 9.30PM

Where: Capital Zouk, Clarke Quay

Tickets for the E-Racing Challenge start at $45, and are available here.