Formula One stops use of ‘grid girls’ for 2018 season -

It’s a chance to bring the sport up to “modern day societal norms.” Formula One is unparalleled when it comes to cutting-edge advancements on the track, and now its catching up to modern society. F1 announced Wednesday that the sport would no longer employ “grid girls,” beginning with the 2018 season, which starts March 25 at the Australian Grand Prix.

Grid girls are models who have been employed by Formula One for decades, normally wearing promotional material and being tasked with holding...

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