Many of the teams and drivers have already arrived for events and appearances around the island before the first practice session on Friday, including Richard Mille's Formula One (F1) teams, Ferrari and McLaren.
The Swiss luxury watch company held a private meet-and-greet session with drivers from both teams at the legendary Long Bar in Raffles Hotel Singapore. As F1 fans ourselves, we were thrilled to get up close with Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc as well as McLaren drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris.
Read on to see how it all went down.
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The event was set up on the upper level of Long Bar, which was temporarily closed off to the public.
And did you really go to Long Bar if you didn’t have a Singapore Sling? While waiting for the drivers to arrive, we enjoyed the fruity and refreshing gin-based cocktail that was first created over 100 years ago in this very bar. It was so good that it remained our drink of choice for the rest of the evening.
We were also served savoury and sweet canapes, including satay, croquettes and chocolate tarts.