No more female models, Formula One set to be 'in tune' with times

No more female models, Formula One set to be 'in tune' with times

Ibtimes·2018-02-01 13:58

Formula One is ending the long-standing practice of using walk-on grid girls before every grand prix. The decision applies to all other motorsports series that take place during the Grands Prix weekends, Formula 1 said in a statement on Wednesday.

The rule will comes into effect from the start of the season in Australia on March 25.

"While the practice of employing grid girls has been a staple of Formula 1 Grands Prix for decades, we feel this custom does not resonate with our brand values and clearly is at odds with modern day societal norms," Sean Bratches, Managing Director Commercial Operations at Formula 1 said in a statement.

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