thrilling conclusion to the 2016 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX. But while the waving of the chequered flag signalled the end of the race, for many the excitement was about to go up a notch.
After the race, the crowds flocked to the postrace concerts, which have evolved from trackside entertainment into a beast of its own. The ninth edition saw Australian songbird Kylie Minogue dazzling the crowds with her shimmering outfits and electrifying performance, while Queen + Adam Lambert shared the stage to bring the house down. Rounding up the all-star line-up were other big names such as Imagine Dragons, Halsey and Pentatonix.
But the FORMULA 1 experience in Singapore has always been much more than just the race itself. It’s more than just the weekend of the race, too, because Grand Prix Season Singapore this year ran from September 9 to 18. The season drew throngs of international and regional visitors to the island city for a piece of non-stop action — both on and off-circuit.
With the entire city abuzz with activity, it’s no wonder that the Singapore race is often referred to as the crown jewel in the FORMULA 1 circuit and continues to garner global attention, sealing it as a highlight on many a traveller’s calendar.