Formula 1 will stop using grid-cells
The management of the "Formula-1" refused the services of the Grid Girls, the girls who go to the track before the start of the races. This is reported on the championship website.
"Throughout the year, we observed some areas of our work that needed to be changed to match our vision for this great sport. Although the attraction of Grid Girls has been an integral part of the Grand Prix for decades, we feel that this is different from our vision of brand values and contradicts modern social norms," said Shawn Bratches, the managing director of Formula One.
He also noted that the leadership of the "Formula 1" does not believe that this practice is suitable for the championship and fans regardless of their age and place of residence.
Grid Girls first appeared on the track in the middle of the twentieth century. They determined the arrangement of the riders before the start, holding the plate with the number of the pilot.
The season of "Formula 1" starts on March 23 in Melbourne, where the Grand Prix of Australia will take place. The current winner of the championship is the British Lewis Hamilton.