F1: Russia Wants the Grid Girls Back
Russian deputy prime minister Dmitry Kozak wants to see “harmonious and pretty” grid girls back in F1 in Sochi this September.
It was agreed ahead of the Y 2018 season that F1 would no longer use women on the grid, with children from local motorsport clubs instead taking this role, but this has not gone down well with Mr. Kozak.
He says he is working to ensure the women will be back for this year’s Russian Grand Prix, which he oversees, claiming his compatriots are “the most beautiful”.
“If we can reach an agreement we will revive this tradition,” Mr. Kozak said, as reported by Interfax. “Moreover, our girls are the most beautiful.
“It’s wrong at races to lead out children, who are frightened of mechanical things. You need grown-ups. In all kinds of motorsport, girls advertise the cars and it looks harmonious and pretty.”
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