Jahrzehntelang waren sie bei der Formel 1 vor und nach den Rennen ein weiterer Hingucker. Nun sind die Grid Girls in der höchsten Motorsportklasse. Die neuen Besitzer der Formel 1 brechen mit einer jahrzehntealten Tradition. Ab sofort gibt es keine Grid Girls mehr, diese würden nicht mehr. Die FormelSaison findet ohne Grid Girls statt. Liberty Media erklärt die jahrzehntelange Tradition für tot. Stattdessen gibt es Werbung.
Kolumne: Warum es keine Grid-Girls in der Formel 1 brauchtGrid-Girl in der Formel 1 (). Unter einem Grid-Girl (auch Pit-Babe oder Umbrella- bzw. Paddock-Girl) versteht man eine. Jahrzehntelang waren sie bei der Formel 1 vor und nach den Rennen ein weiterer Hingucker. Nun sind die Grid Girls in der höchsten Motorsportklasse. Die neuen Besitzer der Formel 1 brechen mit einer jahrzehntealten Tradition. Ab sofort gibt es keine Grid Girls mehr, diese würden nicht mehr.
Grid Girls F1 Grid Girls, Pit Girls VideoA female racing driver’s view of banning F1 grid girls - Rebecca Jackson AUTO BILD MOTORSPORT hat die heißesten Grid Girls des Jahrzehnts in einer Bildergalerie zusammengetragen. Die heißeste. Die neuen FormelBosse haben angekündigt, dass es keine Grid Girls mehr in der Startaufstellung geben wird. Stattdessen kommen. Grid-Girl in der Formel 1 (). Unter einem Grid-Girl (auch Pit-Babe oder Umbrella- bzw. Paddock-Girl) versteht man eine. FormelMarketinchef Sean Bratches erklärte damals in einer Presseaussendung, dass die Grid-Girls nicht zu den Markenwerten passen, die.
Chantel walked the track for two Formula One races in the summers of and and said that while the work was hard and the hours were long, the atmosphere more than made up for it.
Former grid girl Chantel George, 30, pictured in at the British Touring Car Championships described how she had the 'most amazing time of her life' doing the job.
We got to meet celebrities. I met Prince Harry in He was a fabulous guy, really friendly and polite.
Naomi Campbell was also there and of course so was Lewis Hamilton,' she said. The driver always aimed for the girls and you'd get absolutely drenched.
But it didn't feel sexist. It was lighthearted and fun. She said the ban meant 'giving girls and women less of an opportunity' to do what they love.
Eleanor told the BBC : 'I'm a car enthusiast, and being at a race and being involved in it is something I feel very grateful for I think many other girls feel like that.
It's a shame they're not going to be involved anymore. I've had other jobs and I've been treated better and been given more opportunities in this industry than other industries.
However, Chantel admitted that the life of a grid girl was not all fizzing bottles of champagne, waving flags or donning tiny miniskirts. She said: 'It's intense.
We are like models at fashion week. People think we just stand there and wing it - but actually there's a lot of preparation. I was only on the grid for about ten minutes before the race began.
Chantel pictured in said the 'atmosphere was great' working on the F1 circuit, describing it as 'hanging out with a massive group of girl mates'.
She added: 'We had to get to the course at seven in the morning and we stayed until eight at night. There were cameras in our face as soon as we stepped out onto the grid.
A lot of the fans who came to the races looked forward to seeing the grid girls before the races began.
Chantel explained that she was a model when her agent suggested working as a grid girl to earn some extra money.
She said: 'I was called in at the last minute for the race in and then in I was appointed as Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen's official grid girl and held the umbrella while he was interviewed.
Eleanor pictured at a car show in said it was a 'shame' that other girls would not be getting the same opportunities as she had. The model far left, pictured at a Road Racing Ireland event last September explained how she loved being a grid girl as she is a 'car enthusiast'.
But Chantel said that despite the sometimes racy atmosphere, there were no romances between grid girls and drivers. She said: 'We were completely separate from the drivers.
The only time we got to see them was right before the race so that put the brakes on any budding romances. Despite the glamour of the job, she admitted that she did not get paid a lot as a grid girl.
She said: 'F1 covered all our costs including food, hotels, makeup and travel. Meanwhile, famous former grid girl Melinda Messenger said she had a 'great time' while working on the F1 circuit, but said she supported the ban.
She was a pit girl for Team Jordan back in the day. She worked as a pit girl for the Jordan Grand Prix racing team after boss Eddie Jordan pioneered the use of grid girls in the late s and s.
I personally had a great time, I made some good money out of it. Walk-on grid girls were axed from Formula One on Wednesday as motorsport bosses said they would not feature in the upcoming season - which starts in Australia in two months' time - because it is not in keeping with their 'brand values'.
Chantel pictured here backstage at the British Grand Prix in said her time on the F1 circuit had been a 'very positive' experience.
The former grid girl pictured here in also described how there was a lot more to the job than just standing on the grid.
She walked the track for two Formula One races in the summers of and Pictured front row, far right, with the other grid girls at the British Grand Prix in Chantel pictured left, in said she enjoyed 'representing her country' as a pit girl.
The former grid girl front left, in insisted that they weren't only there 'to look pretty'. Sean Bratches, F1 managing director of commercial operations, said: '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.
The move mirrors the Professional Darts Corporation's decision last week to end the long-established practice of women escorting male players to the stage.
Those who say they are objectified do not understand the roles that these girls play at these events. Grid girls are models who conduct promotional activities on behalf of the race sponsors.
Unfortunately, the presence of grid girls has come into question this year. Some organizations have taken measures to address the matter.
In F1 itself, male models were used instead of the grid girls at the Monaco Grand Prix. In some instances, children were used instead of grid girls.
During the Australian V8 Supercars Championship, the girls were discarded. Part of what the sport is today is because of the grid girls. Hot cars and hot girls are a good pair, to be honest.
And they sell well. That is a fact. Or maybe not at all. There is nothing wrong having grid girls around. I may have a point of view but, when you have a sport, you are dealing with teams and a large ecosystem and a large fan base that is very passionate.
There is never going to be a consensus, but a set of views.