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Author Topic: F1 'grid girls' under 'strong review'  (Read 5774 times)

Offline Jericoke

Re: F1 'grid girls' under 'strong review'
« Reply #45 on: February 05, 2018, 07:53:19 PM »
The solution has been found: Grid Kids!!

https://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2018/02/05/f1-announces-new-grid-kids-scheme-replace-grid-girls/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+f1fanatic+%28F1+Fanatic+-+The+Formula+1+Blog%29

The National Hockey League has been doing this for years.  Engaging at the 'grass roots' level seems like a great way to grow the sport. (Of course, some NHL teams still employ cheerleaders and scantily clad women who clean the ice during stoppages)

Offline Scott

Re: F1 'grid girls' under 'strong review'
« Reply #46 on: February 05, 2018, 09:39:23 PM »
Not fair!  I still say Grid Geezers would be the most political correct way to go.
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Offline Ian

Re: F1 'grid girls' under 'strong review'
« Reply #47 on: February 05, 2018, 10:05:05 PM »
I suppose the next thing will be nursery rhymes over the tannoy.  >:D
An aircraft landing is just a controlled crash.

Offline Dare

Re: F1 'grid girls' under 'strong review'
« Reply #48 on: February 06, 2018, 01:44:50 AM »
I suppose the next thing will be nursery rhymes over the tannoy.  >:D

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Re: F1 'grid girls' under 'strong review'
« Reply #49 on: February 06, 2018, 08:45:52 AM »
http://www.planetf1.com/news/stewart-excuse-for-banning-grid-girls-is-baloney/

So Sir Jackie has seen my comments and feels he needs to support my view (or something like that). The decision doesn't really matter but the stated reasons for the decision just do not add up.
I rarely agree with what Sir Jackie says (he is normally deliberately contentious) but what he says about females making it to the top of Motor Sport is correct. It certainly isn't due to lack of ability. Britanny Force just won the Top Fuel Dragster Championship (and I think her sister Courtney was third in the Funny Car Championship?) which shows females do not lack guts or skill. The problem is that not enough of them start at grass roots level. Even those that do start often do not stick with it. Both my son and daughter were karting with Lewis Hamilton. There is two years between my kids but they had equal talent and both beat Hamilton in Cadets and TKM100 -not often but you have to push the positives :) But at around 14years old my daughter found horses (and boys) more interesting and drifted away from motor racing. I saw this happen a lot with the few females I saw in the various forms of motor sport that I was involved with.

 


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