Singapore to host the FIA Formula One World Championship until 2028

Aerial view of the Floating Platform and post-race fireworks

The Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix lives on and is set to resume on 30 September 2022 – 2 October 2022! The contract to host the race for the next 7 years until 2028 has been inked before Chinese New Year as well!

This is probably the best news so far since Covid-19. In fact, this is probably even better news than the opening of vaccinated travel lanes (VTL). LOL.

I don’t know about you guys but I find travelling under the VTL scheme quite confusing. I’m just going to hold out for a while more before I pack my luggage. I have survived not travelling overseas since October 2019 so what is a few more months right?

2019 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX (22 September 2019) - Fireworks Fireworks at the end of the race Singapore Grand Prix via Reuters Plus
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This news is super exciting and now there’s something to look forward to in the calendar! However, would I be able to withstand the physicality of the event? 😅 I mean, I have been mostly cooped up at home for the last 2 years and I’m pretty sure my stamina has dropped somewhat. 😅😅😅

Regardless, I’m sure the adrenaline and excitement will keep me going over the 3 days. Then I’ll probably question my decision on 3 October 2022 but still do it again come 2023. 😂

Move Towards Sustainability

All the excitement aside, I really like how there’s a move towards reducing the carbon footprint of the Singapore Grand Prix. The transition to more sustainable business models includes initiatives like switching to renewable energy sources, increasing recycling efforts and switching to sustainable materials.

Climate change is real, regardless of what detractors say. You can’t tell me that all the floods and drought are not accentuated by climate change. You’ll need lots of receipts there.

Kudos to FIA and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) for taking a step in the right direction!

Will You Be There?

Anyway, I’ve registered my interest for tickets to the 2022 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix. You can do that too, if you haven’t already, here: https://singaporegp.sg/en/tickets/form.

It does not look like there’s any walkabout tickets this year and I presume it’s to reduce mingling for Covid-19 spread mitigation. I also assume that the race will operate at reduced capacity, depending on the situation. Whatever it is, I hope they will still allow people to move between zones like the previous years, especially if there is off-track entertainment.

We’ll find out as time goes by I guess. See you all the races!

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