Saudi Arabia has sparked fierce criticism after its motorsports governing body released guidance on what attire is and isn’t suitable for the Kingdom’s inaugural grand prix.
As per the circulated guidance, ripped jeans, tank tops and shorts aren’t allowed to be worn by men.
As for female fans and members of staff, short dresses, shorts, and bikinis aren’t permissible.
Unsurprisingly, news of these restrictions caused uproar on social media, with many fans criticising Formula 1 for racing in a country with such restrictions.
However, some defended Saudi Arabia and urged other fans to respect the country’s culture and customs.
Earlier this year, Amnesty International warned that the Saudi government was trying to use Formula 1 to “sportswash” itself of alleged human rights abuses and other criticisms in the international arena.
The inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix will take place in Jeddah on 5 December.