Singapore's F1 Race Tickets Selling Fast; More International Artist Added

BY Azfar Hashim

With the last 2011 Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix crowned 'Best Sport Event of the Year (International)' at the Singapore Sports Awards, this year's race promises even more.

Photos courtesy of Singapore GP


With over 100 days to the 2012 Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix, more than 50% of the general tickets to Singapore’s fifth installment of the night race has been sold to date.

The three-day Zone 4 Walkabout tickets, Turn 1 Grandstand as well as the Turn 1 Combination, which enables spectators to experience the Padang, Bay and Turn 1 Grandstands over the race weekend are now sold out.

There is also limited availability in the Bay Combination ticket category.

Fans have also been quick to snap up the three-day Zone 4 Walkabout tickets which is truly value-for-money, as they get to enjoy the race action and world-class performances from internationally-renowned artistes such as Katy Perry, Maroon 5 and Jay Chou with just the one ticket.

“Ticket sales have been brisk, thanks largely to a fantastic Formula One season. With six different winners from the six races to date, it is anybody’s game which will surely make for an exciting spectacle on our circuit come September,” said Michael Roche, Executive Director of race promoter Singapore GP Pte Ltd.

There has also been a strong take-up of the 10,000-capacity hospitality suites with improvements to the layout of the hospitality facilities as well as the updated décor and menus being well received. Sales for the Formula One Paddock Club, Green Room and dedicated Sky Suites are in particularly strong demand. Both the shared and dedicated Club Suites on the Pit Straight opposite the team garages still have some good availability depending on location.

Singer-songwriter Noel Gallagher is the latest chart-topping artiste to join the stellar line-up at the 2012 Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix. Fans can expect a fantastic set comprising some of his best new songs from his self-titled album, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, as well as some other Noel Gallagher penned classics from his time in Oasis.

Gallagher will perform at the Padang stage (Zone 4) on 22 September and at the Village Stage at Gate 1 (Zone 1) before the Formula One race on 23 September 2012. Other artistes performing at the Marina Bay Street Circuit includes Jay Chou, Katy Perry, Maroon 5, Bananarama, Pretenders and The Proclaimers.