The 3 best Formula 1 races to attend for nightlife
Posted on 18 January, 2021
From the original F1 Night Race to superyacht parties in Monaco and Abu Dhabi, we’ve selected the best three destinations on the current Formula 1 calendar for nightlife.
Singapore Grand Prix | 30 September – 3 October 2021
The only Formula 1 race staged under lights in the middle of a cosmopolitan city, the Singapore Grand Prix takes pole position for nightlife with A-list concerts at the track and some of the world’s best rooftop bars and exclusive F1-themed parties away from it. The best part? You can party all night and not worry about missing any of the on-track action as it doesn’t begin each day until the late afternoon. The Killers, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Robbie Williams, Jennifer Lopez and Calvin Harris are just some of the music world’s biggest names to have graced the Padang Stage at the Singapore Grand Prix. Entry to the concerts, which take place on multiple stages around the circuit, is free with your race ticket.
Away from the track, Singapore hosts F1-themed parties on race weekend at some of the city state’s most exclusive nightlife venues. A short walk from the circuit gates, the Amber Lounge Singapore Grand Prix parties attract a host of drivers and celebrities. You can also party the night away at 1-Altitude, the world’s highest rooftop bar, or Ce La Vi at the top of Marina Bay Sands – the lower levels of the landmark hotel and entertainment complex also house Singapore’s only casino; don’t forget to bring your passport if you want to try your luck. Happening bar, restaurant and club precincts can also be found a short walk from the circuit gates at Boat Quay and Clarke Quay.
Official Ticket Packages are not yet on sale for the 2021 Singapore Grand Prix (30 September – 3 October). Secure your access with F1 Experiences’ deposit programme or join the waitlist now
Monaco Grand Prix | 20-23 May 2021
No destination on the calendar epitomises the glamour and prestige of Formula 1 as much as the Monaco Grand Prix, which has been staged in the tiny principality on the French Riviera for almost 100 years. The tax haven and playground of the world’s rich and famous comes alive on the F1 race weekend with exclusive superyacht parties in the harbour, the Amber Lounge Fashion show featuring Formula 1 drivers on the catwalk and performances by some of the world’s top DJs.
Essential nightlife venues in Monaco include the iconic La Rascasse Bar (next to the corner of the same name), which is probably the best place to grab a drink and soak up the unique atmosphere as the sun goes down on Formula 1’s most iconic event. After dark, Jimmy’z, Buddha Bar and The Living Room are just some of the exclusive bars and clubs in the principality where you can party till dawn. The latter is adjacent to the world-famous Casino de Monte-Carlo. Strict dress codes apply on race weekend, so you’ll need to look the part for entry.
F1 Experiences offers a wide selection of Official Ticket Packages for the 2021 Monaco Grand Prix (20-23 May) with grandstand seating or a choice of trackside hospitality suites and trackside yachts. Secure yours now!
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix | 9-12 December 2021
Heir apparent to Monaco for the crown of “most glamorous race on the calendar”, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix closes out the season in style with some of the season’s best parties at the seriously impressive Yas Marina Circuit. Being the final race of a long season, there’s a definite ‘last day of school’ atmosphere to the weekend’s festivities at Yas Marina. The on-track action at Formula 1’s only twilight race also gets started later in the day, giving you plenty of time to recharge after a night of fun.
Just like in Singapore, the post-race concerts in Abu Dhabi are just as big of a draw for many spectators as the on-track action. Prince, Paul McCartney, Beyonce and Guns N’ Roses have all hit the stage at Du Arena since the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix joined the Formula 1 calendar in 2009. Away from the concert stage, Yas Marina also welcomes some of the world’s largest and most impressive superyachts on race weekend, many of which are used by sponsors, clubs and wealthy groups for private parties. Popular bars, clubs and restaurants like Iris and Cipriani at Yas Marina also attract a glamorous clientele for F1-themed parties on race weekend. The nearby Yas Links golf course also hosts the exclusive Amber Lounge after parties.
Official Ticket Packages from F1 Experiences are now on sale for the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (9-12 December) at Yas Marina Circuit. Get a seat in one of the best grandstands or treat yourself to trackside hospitality in the Champions Club or Formula 1 Paddock Club. F1 Experiences also offers rooms at the W Abu Dhabi Yas Island Hotel.