Where to Watch F1 in Singapore: Best Viewing Spots for Grand Prix 2023

13 Best Viewing Spots to Watch the Singapore Grand Prix 2023

Catch your favourite drivers at these spaces.

In 2008, Singapore had the honour of hosting the world’s first nighttime race in F1 history. Since then, motorsport fans have come to expect exciting annual F1 races in Singapore. After a successful post-pandemic comeback last year, Singapore Grand Prix 2023 is ready to wow the crowds once again!

Enthralling audiences with the prospect of a dramatic race, coupled with a slew of performances by famous artists, F1 tickets tend to sell out in a heartbeat. If you want to catch the action live but didn’t manage to score tickets, we’ve got you covered! From must-visit public spaces to stunning hotels, here’s where to watch F1 in Singapore this year.

Singapore Grand Prix 2023 schedule

The Singapore F1 2023 dates are as follows:

  • 15 Sep 2023, 5.30pm to 6.30pm: Practice 1 | 9pm to 10pm: Practice 2
  • 16 Sep 2023, 5.30 to 6.30pm: Practice 3 | 9pm to 10pm: Qualifying Session
  • 17 Sep 2023, 8pm to 10pm: Final Race

Best public spaces to catch Singapore Grand Prix 2023

1. Marina Square

As one of Singapore’s largest shopping malls, Marina Square is home to over 200 shops. From fashion and beauty to lifestyle, it has it all. During the F1 season, this already-popular spot becomes packed to the brim with racing fans for a good reason: You can watch the race for free!

For a comfortable view of the circuit, head to the food court on the fourth floor. Make sure you come here early to reserve the window seats, as it gets crowded fast! But if you do not mind braving Singapore’s sweltering weather, head to the roof garden. These outdoor seats offer a better view of the track along Raffles Avenue. Do equip yourself with cold drinks to beat the heat and humidity!

Address: 6 Raffles Blvd, Marina Square, Singapore 039594

Also read: A Shopping Paradise: The Best Malls in Singapore to Shop Till You Drop

2. Millenia Walk Link Bridge

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And if the usual watch spots at Marina Square are a little too crowded for your liking, there’s a hidden gem just next door! At the public link bridge between Millenia Walk and Marina Square, you’ll find an elevated view of the race track along Raffles Boulevard. While the view might be slightly obscured by the trees, it’s definitely a cool spot to watch the cars as they make a turn. Remember to grab your spot early so you can get the clearest view of the race!

Address: Exit Millenia Walk at the entrance facing Raffles Boulevard to find the link bridge

3. Esplanade Roof Terrace

The Esplanade Roof Terrace is one of the prime locations for catching National Day fireworks as well as picnicking. Hence, it comes as no surprise that this iconic building is among our recommendations for where to watch F1 in Singapore. 

The serene roof terrace provides an excellent view of the course, from Raffles Avenue to Esplanade Drive (T13 to T15). Bring along a picnic mat and some food to have a feast while waiting for the race to start! 

Address: 8 Raffles Ave., Singapore 039802

4. Smoke & Mirrors at the National Gallery

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Perched on the rooftop of the National Gallery Singapore, Smoke & Mirrors is a bar that showcases panoramic views of the Padang Area. At six storeys high, it’s an ideal place for those who want to get close to the action.

This chic cocktail bar is certainly no slouch when it comes to drinks. Their cocktail menu features many unique concoctions with art-inspired names, including The Heart of Vincent and Dali’s Self Portrait. For a thematically fitting option, we recommend Between the F1, which takes inspiration from the upcoming Singapore Grand Prix 2023.

Address: 1 St. Andrew’s Road, #06-01 National Gallery Singapore, 178957

Also read: 10 Best Art Museums and Galleries to Visit in Singapore

5. The National Library

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We know what you’re thinking: How could a library possibly be a good place to catch the race? Head to the 12th floor of the building and you’ll find out exactly what we mean! 

On this floor, there’s a huge window that provides an expansive view of Suntec City and Marina Bay. Here, you’ll be able to catch the cars racing down Esplanade Bridge and onto Raffles Avenue. Just make sure you keep your voice down; it’s still a library, after all!

Address: 100 Victoria St, Singapore 188064

6. Helix Bridge

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Connecting Marina Centre with Marina South is the Helix Bridge. Despite most of the bridge being closed off by officials during race days, it remains a popular spot to watch F1 in Singapore. And for good reason! The bridge lies close to the Bay Grandstand (T18 to T21) and the ticketing booth. This means viewers will have a close-up of the drivers zipping down the homestretch and crossing the finish line!

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Due to the limited space and popularity of the Helix Bridge, we suggest arriving early to “reserve” a spot. This will save you from the hassle of having to fight for space.

Address: Linking between Marina Bay and Marina Centre, Singapore 038981

Also read: 19 Bridges in Singapore You Should Cross at Least Once

Best hotels to watch Formula 1 in Singapore in 2023

7. Marina Bay Sands

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The first hotel on our list is arguably Singapore’s most iconic landmark: Marina Bay Sands. Known as one of the best hotels in the city, it dominates the skyline with its beautiful architecture and imposing size. With 2,600 rooms spread across three 57-storey towers, the hotel overlooks the race track. We recommend getting a room on a higher floor for a panoramic view of the event!

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For those looking to enjoy the race in the ambience of a bar, the Ce La Vi Rooftop Bar, located on the 57th storey provides a spectacular view of the Marina Bay skyline. If you’re craving a drink, their signature cocktails start at S$25. Nonetheless, the relatively steep prices are worth it as watching the race amidst the backdrop of towering skyscrapers is a truly unique experience!

Address: Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, S(018956)

8. The Fullerton Hotel

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Here’s another famous hotel for those wondering where to watch F1 in Singapore: The Fullerton Hotel. This five-star hotel rests on the historic Fort Fullerton, which was constructed by British colonials in 1829. The fort was eventually torn down and replaced by the iconic building we see today.

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The Fullerton Hotel overlooks the stretch of the race track between T11 and T14 at the corner of Zone 4, known to F1 fans as the toughest turn in the race. It is the best spot to watch your favourite drivers as they navigate the hardest sections of the track.

For a bird’s-eye-view of the event, guests can head to The Lighthouse Restaurant and Rooftop Bar at the pinnacle of the hotel. Have a delectable four-course meal while enjoying a stunning view of the Singapore River

Address: 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178

Also read: 25 Super Cool Buildings in Singapore You Might Not Know About

9. The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore

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Next up, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore is an ideal place to watch Formula 1 in Singapore in 2023. The hotel offers the largest guest room of any hotel in Singapore, The Ritz Suite which spans a whopping 2,358 square feet. It also features a 4,200-piece art collection, as well as an award-winning tropical garden.

The Ritz-Carlton is located smack dab in the middle of the race track, offering a vantage point of the race from T5 to T6, and T18 to T21. With no other buildings in its immediate surroundings, the hotel promises an unobstructed view of the Singapore Grand Prix 2023. 

Address: Marina Bay 7, Raffles Ave., 039799

10. Pan Pacific Singapore

Situated at T6 of the F1 circuit, Pan Pacific Singapore strategically sits at the heart of the action. With its “exclusive track-facing” rooms for stays during Singapore Grand Prix, the hotel ensures an exhilarating experience for F1 fans.

Do note, however, that the Benjamin Sheares Bridge and the overpass might obstruct your view of the track. So, make sure you book a room with an uninhibited view of the harbour! But if you’d rather not stay cooped up in your room during the race, head up to the Pacific Club Lounge. Located on the 38th floor, it offers a 360° view of Marina Bay for an even better view of the race!

Address: 7 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039595

11. Swissotel The Stamford

While not directly located at the waterfront, Swissotel The Stamford is known for being the tallest hotel in Singapore. Thus, booking a room on one of the higher floors of the hotel will surely offer an excellent spot to watch the F1 race.

Alternatively, if you won’t be staying at the hotel, you can also head to one of its restaurants located on the 70th floor. We recommend a meal at Equinox Restaurant for excellent food paired with a breathtaking panorama. There are also 14 other bars and restaurants to choose from, catering to a wide variety of tastes.

Address: 2 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178882

12. 1-Arden at CapitaSpring

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Offering a superb vantage point for Formula 1 enthusiasts, 1-Arden offers patrons a seat with a bird’s eye view of the race. This bar is located 51 floors above ground, far removed from the bustling street crowds below. 1-Arden keeps their door open till 12 am from Sundays to Thursdays and 1 am on Fridays and Saturdays, so you’ll be able to celebrate till late! Enjoy one (or all) of their three concepts: Kaarla for modern Australian cuisine; Oumi for Japanese kappo, and 1-Arden Bar for garden-inspired cocktails.

Address: 88 Market St, CapitaSpring, Singapore 048948

13. MONTI at The Fullerton Pavillion

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Wondering where to watch F1 in Singapore from a ground floor level? For those of you who prefer to be right in the centre of the action, MONTI is located in close proximity to the race tracks. Hear the roar of the engines as you enjoy the view and savour their special Weekend Colapranzo, inclusive of all-you-can-eat-Italian delights starting from S$88 per pax from 8 to 17 Sep 2023.

Feeling thirsty? Drink top-ups start from S$78 for free-flow alcoholic beverages, and S$25 for non-alcoholic ones. Bringing a special someone to watch the F1 race? MONTI’s communal menu for two features three courses designed for sharing. This one starts from S$110 per person.

Address: 82 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049327

Also read: An F1 Guide: Where Are the Best Racing Tracks Around the World?

And that concludes our list of where to watch F1 in Singapore for this year’s Grand Prix. Tickets might be selling out fast, but that doesn’t mean you’ll have to miss out on all the excitement! 

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Chow Cheng Yang
Chow Cheng Yang

Cheng Yang can often be found in his natural habitat — in his bed with a cup of coffee and a science-fiction novel. With his undying love for jazz music and old movies, he likes to think of himself as a bit of a hippie. When he's not busy with work or school, he spends his free time playing the guitar or practising calligraphy.


Beautrice Oh
Beautrice Oh

Beautrice enjoys exploring new places and jumps at any chance to try something new. She loves learning about different cultures through their food, landmarks, and hidden local spots (if she can find them)! Always enthusiastic for an adventure, she plans itineraries that fully immerse herself in the destination’s culture, and will never forget to bring along her camera to capture the memories.