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#4651999 - 01/31/18 11:45 AM That's the end of F1 as we know it
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#4652013 - 01/31/18 11:52 AM Re: That's the end of F1 as we know it [Re: newbe46]
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R.I.P grid girls
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#4652020 - 01/31/18 12:02 PM Re: That's the end of F1 as we know it [Re: newbe46]
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"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," Bratches added.


A snowflake got loose somewhere in F1. Is there no end to this stupidity?
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#4652035 - 01/31/18 12:12 PM Re: That's the end of F1 as we know it [Re: newbe46]
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Thread title seems like a bit of an exaggeration...

I'll admit that I find cheerleaders attractive, but I doubt I would miss them in any sport. I don't remember ever being rev'd up by any of the cheerleaders back when I played football - might have been because we sucked and they didn't have much to cheer for, though! crackmeup

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#4652056 - 01/31/18 12:26 PM Re: That's the end of F1 as we know it [Re: newbe46]
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Yes, I watch F1 mostly for the grid girls... crazy
I always thought lining the hallways behind the podium with dozens of girls mechanically smiling and clapping was just kind of awkward anyways. Makes no difference to me if they are there or not.
I know if I had a daughter we would have a conversation on why "grid girls" and their like are around.

Any of you grid girl supporters like to explain why they are so important to you?
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#4652058 - 01/31/18 12:30 PM Re: That's the end of F1 as we know it [Re: newbe46]
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The drivers should hire the grid girls to be in their pit crews.

One thing that I've always liked about baseball is the lack of cheerleaders...not that I don't like to look at beautiful women, but they just had nothing to do with the sport. Of course, some teams hire attractive women to collect balls in foul territory, but at least they actually do something involved in the game to a minor extent and don't run on the field to interrupt things and shake their stuff. I believe the Cubbies may have started this trend with Marla Collins back in the '80s, not sure...she became a minor star in the area and then got fired for posing in Playboy.
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#4652061 - 01/31/18 12:32 PM Re: That's the end of F1 as we know it [Re: newbe46]
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Great! Now maybe with the money they save they can lower their ticket prices! LOL
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#4652063 - 01/31/18 12:37 PM Re: That's the end of F1 as we know it [Re: newbe46]
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#4652075 - 01/31/18 12:49 PM Re: That's the end of F1 as we know it [Re: newbe46]
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Oh, cry me a [censored] river.

We might agree that this was an unnecessary step to take, but seriously, who cares? It's auto racing, not softcore.
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#4652085 - 01/31/18 01:04 PM Re: That's the end of F1 as we know it [Re: d00df00d]
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Originally Posted By: d00df00d
seriously, who cares? It's auto racing, not softcore.

Yep. You wanna see skin, go to a strip club. It's cheaper than an F1/NFL ticket anyway. laugh

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#4652092 - 01/31/18 01:13 PM Re: That's the end of F1 as we know it [Re: IndyIan]
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Originally Posted By: IndyIan
Yes, I watch F1 mostly for the grid girls... crazy
Any of you grid girl supporters like to explain why they are so important to you?


I guess different people have different level of attraction to girls. I, for one, is very much attracted to girls not only grid girls.

Of course I don't watch F1 only for the grid girls but if I spot the attractive ones I would rewind and pause to check them out. Same for the cheerleaders.

No, it's not the end of F1 literally but the way they go about axing it is the end of F1.
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#4652095 - 01/31/18 01:16 PM Re: That's the end of F1 as we know it [Re: newbe46]
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"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," Bratches added.

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

He's not wrong.

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#4652099 - 01/31/18 01:19 PM Re: That's the end of F1 as we know it [Re: newbe46]
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That sounds sexist or are they going to announce Grid Boys shortly?
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#4652103 - 01/31/18 01:21 PM Re: That's the end of F1 as we know it [Re: Bottom_Feeder]
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It doesn't any difference either way but lets be honest no one is forcing the girls to do that job. I would dare say there are more applicant than positions. Whats next an attack on Hooters girls for their own good?
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#4652106 - 01/31/18 01:24 PM Re: That's the end of F1 as we know it [Re: JohnnyJohnson]
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Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
That sounds sexist or are they going to announce Grid Boys shortly?


They did it and they received criticism the other way around; "objectification of male". I think they also did one with "grid kids" and that didn't go well either.

If they can't please everyone then why not keep the status quo and please the majority?
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