What to Bring to an F1 Race

Pack for one of our world-class racing experiences with this handy list!

Whether you’re an F1 pro or a first-time event attendee, there is a ton to see, try, and experience at a Formula 1 race! From the high adrenaline of each lap to paddock walks, celeb meet and greets, and more, there are a lot of different activities to prepare for. Because of that, it can be easy to over- or under-pack when it comes to deciding what to bring to an F1 race.

To help you pack the essentials for your luxury F1 travel experience, we’ve compiled a list of the must-haves for your trip. If you have any other questions about your particular Formula 1 package booked through Superior Executive Services, let our team know, and we’ll be sure to help you!

Here’s our list of what to bring to an F1 race:

  1. Sunscreen
  2. Small, clear bag for personal items
  3. Camera and/or portable charger
  4. Umbrella/poncho
  5. Comfortable shoes
  6. Tickets and other event passes

Let’s race through these items to get you packed and ready for your F1 event!


Many F1 events are held in warm and sunny climates (like AustinMiami, and Las Vegas), so ensuring you have protection from the sun is essential. Even if most of your Formula 1 time will be spent under an awning or on a private balcony, having sunscreen to apply will help prevent any painful sunburns. Plus, you may decide to stroll down near the track, grandstands, or through the paddock, which may not be covered. Because of that, sunscreen is an essential suggestion on our list of what to bring to an F1 race!

Small, clear bag for personal items

If you want to bring a small bag or pouch for your items (like your phone, sunscreen, wallet, and more), it may be a smart idea to bring it in a clear bag. Checking the event’s bag policies is always a good standard practice to speed up the entry process and to make sure all your items are allowed to pass through security.

Camera and/or portable charger

While most of our phones now have excellent cameras on them, if you want to capture truly memorable photos of these high-speed machines, you may want to consider bringing a specialized camera, or at least a camera that can capture the fast speeds of the F1 cars. If you want sharp, clear images, a camera that can take photos at a high shutter speed is the way to go!

If you want some slower-paced images (for example, some pictures with the celeb meet and greets or of the cars waiting in the paddock), your phone’s camera should suffice. And it’s always a smart idea to bring a portable battery to charge your phone if you plan on capturing a lot of photos for future memories!


In case there’s any unexpected rain (or if rain is in the forecast), bringing in a small umbrella or waterproof poncho is a great idea. More than likely, your VIP F1 tickets will have a covered shelter you can go to and get dry, but if you want to stay in the middle of the action and brave the weather, it’s nice to have something to keep the rain off!

Comfortable shoes

This is another key piece on what to bring to an F1 race: comfy shoes! You’ll be doing some walking between your ground transportation, grandstand, paddock, hospitality location, and where you decide to watch the race. It may not be a marathon, but bringing new shoes you still need to break in may not be the most comfortable.

Tickets and other event passes

This may be the most important thing to bring to an F1 race! You’ll want to make sure you have any paper/physical tickets you may need or digital tickets downloaded and ready to go on your device. It takes the stress out of worrying if the process will go smoothly! With Superior, we’ll make sure you have your tickets ready for your VIP Formula 1 experience.

Formula 1 is such a fast-paced, high-adrenaline sport to watch, and it’s essential to be prepared for any situations that may come up. By following our guide on what to bring to an F1 race, you’ll be sure to have an amazing and memorable time. If you’re traveling with Superior, our team is ready to handle any issues that may arise, so all you have to focus on is having fun!

If you’re not traveling to a Formula 1 race this year, you can still check out these fun facts about F1 racing, or see our full lineup of car racing travel packages so you can book yours for next year!

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