Formula One is considering making a pretty significant change to its pre-race ceremonies.
F1 managing director of motorsport Ross Brawn told BBC Radio 5 that Liberty Media is reviewing whether it should get rid of “grid girls.”
The female models serve as a promotional team, holding signs with drivers numbers near their respective grid spots. Many F1 fans’ issue with the “grid girls,” unlike NASCAR fans’ complaints about the “Monster Energy Girls” — which pertained more to their outfits — is the fact that they are some of the only visible females during F1 broadcasts.
“We’re trying to respect all parties,” Brawn said. “There’s a lot of people respect the tradition of the grid girls and there’s people who feel that it has become a bit dated, so we’re addressing that.”
Brawn said Liberty Media will talk to people throughout the sport before deciding what will be the best course of action.
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