What to wear to the F1

What to wear to the F1

Amon Fearon - February 17, 2023

The Formula 1 hosts the most anticipated motorsport events around the world with racing teams furiously competing for the top 3 podium positions. It upholds high standards for driving excellence, and on the track, every second counts. Each race is a spectacle and for those attending an F1 Grand Prix, it's essential to know what to wear to make the most of your experience. Since tracks are located across several countries the rules on appropriate attire can vary. We’re going to break down any rules and advisories based on different cultures and governing of the sport so you know what.

Are there dress code requirements in F1?

The FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile), the governing body of the Formula 1, doesn't have a formal dress code, but there are some guidelines to keep in mind.

  1. Wear comfortable shoes: To get more of the action during a race you might walk around the circuit so wear shoes with good cushioning. High heels and sandals are not recommended, as you may have to walk on uneven surfaces, and the ground may be slippery in some weather conditions.
  2. Use sun protection: Many circuits leave you exposed to the sun so hats, sunscreen, and sunglasses are recommended, especially in hotter climates within the Middle East.
  3. Dress for the weather: The weather can be unpredictable, so it's a good idea to check the forecast and dress accordingly. Layering is advisable so you have greater ability regulate your temperature.
  4. Respect local culture: Make sure to research local culture and customs when dressing in unfamiliar countries. For example, in some predominantly Muslim countries, it's advisable to dress modestly.

What to wear in specific countries:

In addition to the FIA guidelines, some countries may have their own dress codes. For example:

  1. Monaco is known for its glamorous reputation with many fans dressing up for the Monaco Grand Prix. You will find a mix of formal shirts, tees and polos with chinos or shorts. For women, a long dress with a nice sun hat and shades is a classic look. A t-shirt and chino shorts is a safe bet in warm weather as staying cool should be a priority, but if you find yourself layering up you could wear a blazer and jeans or chino trousers to set a better tone for smart casual.
  2. Singapore: The Singapore Grand Prix takes place at night, and many visitors dress up for the occasion. Smart casual attire or teamwear is appropriate, and visitors are encouraged to wear great outfits.
  3. Japan: The Japanese Grand Prix takes place in the fall, so it's important to be prepared for cooler temperatures. Layering is recommended, and visitors should wear warm clothing.
  4. United States: The United States Grand Prix is held in Texas, so it's important to be prepared for hot and humid weather. Light and breathable clothing is recommended, and visitors should be mindful of sun protection.

Wear F1 team merchandise

F1 fans can wear the kit and branded clothing of their favourite team. In an industry where race teams are on a relentless pursuit to optimise performance and carry the prestige of the sport, clothing is made with quality in mind. Castore designs the McLaren F1 range and Red Bull Racing clothing. This is a great way to show support on and off the track.


Attending the Formula 1 can be an unforgettable experience, but it's important to be mindful of what to wear to make the most of your time at the track. By following the FIA guidelines and considering the country-specific requirements, you can be sure to look and feel your best while enjoying the races. So, dress to impress, be comfortable, and have an amazing time at the Formula 1!