Formula One Decides Grid Girls Are No Longer Welcome In The Sport

Can we please have a moment's silence for our fallen heroes.

Pit poppsies, umbrella lassies and more commonly known as the classic girl girls will not be appearing this year’s Australian Grand Prix. After decades of enjoyment Formula 1 have decided that the grid girl concept is outdated and must be shown the door.

Can we please have a moment’s silence for our fallen heroes…

“Over the last year we have looked at a number of areas which we felt needed updating so as to be more in tune with our vision for this great sport,” said FOM managing director Sean Bratches.

“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.

“We don’t believe the practice is appropriate or relevant to Formula 1 and its fans, old and new, across the world.”

Contrary to popular belief, there’s a number of young female models (and spectators) who really enjoy the grid girl experience. Most have been quick to express their opinions on Twitter.

Those against say aye…

Those in favour of the motion…

Obviously Tim’s tweet was written whilst his girlfriend held a gun to his head.

It’s been a big few years for Formula 1 as they battle to keep audience numbers. This year we’ll see the introduction of the ‘Halo’ driver protection device which is designed to prevent head injuries which Jules Bianchi suffered in 2014.

It appears Formula 1 is aiming to reduce all the danger, excitement and fun from the sport by 2020.