Recaro Podium GF FIA Bucket Seat

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The Recaro Podium GF follows the same design as the Podium CF, however, this model was designed with a glass fibre-reinforced polymer shell, rather than carbon fibre, providing a cost-effective option whilst remaining lightweight.  Recaro has invested lots of time into the research and development of this bucket seat, ensuring that the driver’s overall comfort and experience are maximised. What makes this bucket seat special is that the Recaro Podium GF has the seal of approval from the German campaign for healthier backs, meaning this seat has been checked, tested, and approved to ensure that this seat will provide excellent comfort. The seat features body-hugging contours with firm seat pads, and deep side bolsters, which give high levels of lateral support and reduce fatigue.
The Recaro Podium GF complies with the FIA 8855-1999 approval for motorsport, but also has the ABE approval, meaning this seat can be used for any motorsport purposes, and is also legal for road use, making this seat perfect for all drivers. Premium quality materials were chosen for the removable seat pads and are available with the options of Perlon Velour or Alcantara with leather surround. Recaro has specially designed the pads to provide a contoured fit to the body, with the recesses between the pads being used to regulate body temperature and reduce perspiration. Two pad thicknesses are available giving the seat 2 size options, either medium or large.
As this seat is made for the road, track, and motorsport it is suitable for all standard belt systems for road and track: 3-, 4-, 5- or 6-point belts. To guarantee optimum safety, the Podium can be enhanced with harnesses from Schroth.
FIA 8855-1999 Approved and ABE Approved


  • Recaro Podium GF in medium  provides 358mm hip width
  • Recaro Podium GF in large provides 378mm hip width
  • The external dimensions of both sizes are the same


Key Features:

  • Lightweight bucket seat (from only 10.9kg with padding, and 8.5kg bare shell)
  • Available with 2 different pads sets
  • ABE and FIA Homologated
  • Glass fibre reinforced plastic (GFRP) seat shell
  • Road use: with 3- or 4-point belt
  • FIA: with 4-, 5- or 6-point belt
  • HANS compatible


Replacement Pads: The Recaro Podium is available in two sizes meaning you can customise it for optimal comfort and fit. They are expertly shaped to fit the contours of the body rather than just basic flat pads, allowing air to circulate and cool.
Ergonomics: The Recaro Podium is the first racing shell to ever be awarded the seal of quality from AGR e.V, the German campaign for healthier backs.
Weight 12 kg
Dimensions 60 × 80 × 120 cm


Brackets included


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HANS Compatibility

Harness compatibility


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Sport Seat Position


In-store displays:

We have a premium range of over 125 seats from brands including: Bimarco, Cobra, Corbeau, Sparco, OMP, Recaro, GP-Race, and Bride to name just a few brands we work with.  

Alongside this, we also stock and display HANS devices, harnesses, race-wear, race-suits, FIA helmets and various other safety equipment. If you are looking to visit us to see and try any particular seat or product, please contact us in advance and we’ll be happy to help.

In-Store appointments:

Due to the specialist nature of our services, we do ask that you please contact us in advance to book an appointment. We have multiple slots available each day including selected availability at the weekend.

Working by appointment allows us to dedicate our time with you and provide a personal and professional service. We’ll always ensure you leave with the right equipment for your needs.

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Fast delivery lead times:

If you require fast delivery, please contact us in advance of ordering and we’ll happily check stock allocation and availability for you. We carry a large amount of stock at our showroom and across multiple distribution hubs. This allows us to provide immediate dispatch across a huge number of brands from Corbeau and Cobra through to Sparco and OMP. (Does not apply to all items)

Due to the niche market we work in, some products are custom hand made to order, or special order from manufacturers like PCI Racing and Planted Technology. If you want to know how fast a product will be dispatched. Simply drop us a message through our Contact us form.

Addtional lead time notes:

Quick dispatch: Stocked products are dispatched within 24-48 hours with Parcel Force.
Sparco roll cages: We can only deliver these to a registered (LTD) company address.
In-store collection: Please contact us in advance to book an in-store collection appointment.


Sport seat recliners: Recaro production for sport recliners is currently experiencing minor delays across some models. The Sportster CS in Ambla leather and suede are readily available. 

Bucket seats: World wide demand for Recaro bucket seats including the Pole position ABE is far greater than production capacity. Therefore the average lead time for these items is currently 6-8weeks from order. (We do carry emergency stock for customers requiring various trim seats quickly. CONTACT FOR DETAILS)

Current lead times: (fitting frames) Dispatch times vary from model to model. Popular in stock vehicles may be in stock for immediate dispatch. Other frames are special order with an average around 4-8 weeks lead time. This will depend on the exact make and model of your vehicle.

Need them fast?  Please contact us in advance to check our stock and product availability. We can then ensure to meet your deadlines once you’ve checked out online.