Whilst there’s no specific Las Vegas F1 dress code for general admission or grandstand ticket holders, there’s still a few tips on what you should and shouldn’t wear to the Vegas GP.
If you have hospitality tickets then it’s a different story; there is a dress code you need to follow.
This guide has all the info you need to know before you decide what to wear to Sin City for the Grand Prix under the lights.
Is there a dress code for the Las Vegas F1 race?
If you have General Admission or Vegas F1 Grandstand seat tickets then there’s no dress code that you need to follow. It’s most important to wear clothes that you’ll be comfortable in.
If you have VIP or hospitality tickets for the Las Vegas Grand Prix then you need to follow a smart casual dress code.
Tips, examples and suggestions for smart casual clothing ideas can be found lower down this guide.
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What to wear to the Las Vegas Grand Prix
This section mainly applies to Vegas F1 General Admission and Grandstand ticket holders, but is also relevant to VIP ticket holders.
Dress for the weather - Vegas is cold in November!
The Las Vegas Grand Prix will be held in mid / late November. See the full Vegas F1 schedule for specific dates.
Additionally, the Vegas F1 race is a night race. That means that every F1 session be it practice, qualifying or the race, will start between 8:30pm and midnight. Plus the concerts at the Vegas Grand Prix take place in the evening as well.
The weather in Las Vegas at that time of year can be surprisingly cold, especially in the evenings.
Here are some of the average temperatures for the end of November in Vegas:
- Average high temperature: 66°F / 19°C
- Average low temperature: 43°F / 6°C
- Average day temperature: 62°F / 17°C
- Average night temperature: 55°F / 12°C
As the averages show, Vegas in late November can be a cold place, especially if the wind gets up which it often does.
I was there on the 21st November 2022, pretty much exactly 1 year prior to the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix, and walking around the city at about 9pm it was 50°F / 10°C and there was a nasty wind.
I was cold despite being wrapped up pretty warm in a sweatshirt and thick jacket. It was cold enough to be unpleasant.
Obviously you can always seek refuge and warmth in one of the hundreds of casinos between the F1 sessions, but here’s some tips on what to wear to help prepare for Vegas Grand Prix.
- Warm clothing – layers that you can add and remove as required. Prepare for it to be cold at night. I’d recommend trousers over shorts.
- Lightweight waterproof clothing or poncho you can keep in a bag – it rains on average 5 days in November so bring something to keep you dry just in case.
- Moisture management or technical ‘Dri-fit’ quick-dry clothing is good for moving moisture away from your skin if you do get a bit hot and sweaty.
- Comfortable footwear. You’ll do a lot of walking around the city so make sure you wear something on your feet that you’ll be happy to do thousands of steps in.
F1 team clothing
As ever there’s nothing wrong with turning up head to toe in the clothing of your favourite F1 team or driver, to support the cars as they lap the new Vegas GP track layout.
There will be dozens of merchandise stands at the circuit where you can purchase F1 team clothing, but the prices will be much higher here than if you buy them in advance from online or physical stores. I’d strongly recommend doing that to save yourself a good few bucks.
Las Vegas F1 VIP / Hospitality dress code
If you have VIP or hospitality tickets for the Las Vegas Grand Prix then you should follow a smart casual dress code.
The Paddock Club is usually the hospitality area where the dress code is most important, but this will also apply to the other VIP areas at the Vegas Grand Prix which include:
- Heineken House
- Mercedes Vegas Club
- Club SI
- Club Paris
- Hilton Grand Vacation Clubhouse
- Wynn Grid Club
Dressing like you’re ready for a night out in one of Sin City’s most elite clubs will be fine for the VIP areas at the Grand Prix. This is Las Vegas after all, so you can be dressed to the nines just walking down the street and you’ll fit right in.
MGM Resorts gives some tips on the expected dress code for a night out in Vegas.
F1 smart casual dress code tips
But back to F1. Here’s a few tips on what smart casual dress involves at the other F1 events. Follow these and you won’t go wrong.
- Full length trousers are preferred. Smart shorts can be worn if it’s hot, but being an night race that’s unlikely.
- Full length trousers should be chinos or very smart jeans.
- Only very smart jeans are allowed; torn, ripped, bleached, baggy or dirty jeans are not
- Men should wear collared shirts like a casual dress shirt or a polo shirt
- All shoes should be clean
- Smart trainers are ok
- Flip-flops, sandals and slides are not allowed
- Women can wear strappy sandals, heels or wedges
- Women can wear dresses, skirts, trousers
- No track suits or jogging suits
- No sports clothing from other sports (e.g. football jerseys)
- No beach wear
- All hospitality areas welcome more formal attire
- Wearing F1 clothing and merch is welcomed in the hospitality areas. If you tour a team’s pit garage then you’re asked not wear another team’s clothing out of respect.
Las Vegas F1 VIP / Hospitality dress code
Here are some examples of smart casual clothing taken from other Formula 1 events.