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No more grid girls in Formula One

By Faiming_low on 04 Feb 2018 in Motorsports

Attached Image Formula 1 has announced grid girls will become a thing of the past after months of debate. The rule will kick in at 2018's first race of the season which will be held on the 25th of March in Melbourne.

According to the organisation, using grid girls is an outdated tradition designed to objectify women and the group's Managing Director of Commercial Operations, Sean Bratches, said, "Over the last year we have looked at a number of areas which we felt needed updating so as to be more in tune with our vision for this great sport."

Despite having grid girls for decades, Bratches "feel this custom does not resonate with our brand values and clearly is at odds with modern day societal norms."

He ended his statement by saying Formula 1 doesn’t believe the use of the gird girls is "appropriate or relevant" to either the organization or to fans across the world.

Other motorsports series that take place during the Grands Prix weekends will also adhere to this new change.


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Faiming_low
Written by Faiming_low
Since young, Fai Ming has always centered his life around cars. In fact his first word was 'car' and not 'mum' or 'dad'. Aren't kids cute?



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Sdf4786k Feb 04 2018 09:36 AM
Men in general appreciate the grid girls.

However, the grid girls were starting to look dated and matured is all I can say at least in Singapore context and won't be missed.
Dynaway Feb 04 2018 10:52 PM

time for grid boys...LOL

Sdf4786k Feb 05 2018 07:52 AM

time for grid boys...LOL

 

thats a good idea. And also something to think about in our inclusive society LOL

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