Grid Girls Will Still Feature At Some F1 Grands Prix After All

Some traditions take a bit longer to end than others. Like grid girls, for example. A longtime staple of F1 grands prix, grid girls add to the spectacle by holding the signs indicating the starting position of each car on the grid. Deemed “sexist,” the practice has come under fire in recent years, leading Formula One management to put an end to it this season.

Or so they thought. According to Motorsport.com, several races may still include grid girls this year. Chief among them will be the Monaco Grand Prix, whose organizers exercise a greater deal of control than others. They’ve insisted that the grid girls (sponsored by TAG Heuer) will still be part of the spectacle this year.

Monaco may not be the only one, however. Organizers of the Singapore and Russian grands prix are also lobbying F1 management to allow the practice to continue at their races.

“It is very true that Russian girls are absolutely beautiful, and if they are not going to be on the grid, it will be a pity for the event and for the TV pictures,” promoter Sergey Vorobyev told Motorsport.com. Referring to the children that are set to replace the often scantily clad women, Vorobyev said, “We’re obviously not against kids. We have a lot of creative options, and we’re in the process of searching. For the audience it’s been a hot topic, and it’s a problem for our sponsors.”

Several races have traditionally dispatched flight attendants from their national airlines as part of the spectacle, especially Singapore. The solution may be to include them in some other fashion, and have kids holding the number signs on the grid as proposed.

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  • Day_Trader

    Please, the more the better.

  • It should be at all races or none of them. Means any points and morals Liberty Media were trying to make appear valueless and empty.

  • Ilbirs

    It’s happening in Formula 1 more or less what happened here in Brazil: SJWs still have important positions of power but people below them stopped listening them to a point that their observations became irrelevant. Better to grid girls and other people whose choices displease the utopic dream of a directed society.

  • Six_Tymes

    good, because its completely idiotic to not allow models to work if they wish

  • LWOAP

    Well, for now it seems, grid girls will still be a thing but I don’t see them surviving in the long run.

  • Zed68

    Yes !!!!!!!!!!!

  • Vassilis

    They won’t technically be grid girls. They won’t be holding the driver’s number in front of the grid slot.

  • Central Lifestyle

    #Bring our girls back

  • Auto

    It frustrates me that these women who enjoy their job are fired because people who have nothing to do with formula 1 started to complain. Politicians have made the cars hybrids, and now SJWs have taken away these women who liked getting paid for a front row seat and didn’t mind getting looked at.

  • EyalN

    the only reason that they don’t want girls in F1 is islamisation of europe. in france, germany, belgium, sweden… they can’t have girls in minimal clothing in the race. plus all the arab countries that have F1 and you have 1-2 races that the girls can work there

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