POLL: GRID GIRLS, GRID BOYS OR GRID KIDS?
DO THINGS NEED TO CHANGE?
The premise of 'grid girls' has become an increasingly controversial issue in more recent years. As the Formula 1, and indeed, motorsport world has begun to recognise women as sporting and business equals in more recent times, the idea of grid girls has become more thorny.
In Monaco 2015 we saw grid boys rather than grid girls, and Formula E recently used grid kids as a new approach to this pre-race format.
There are lots of other things that need to be changed in Formula 1 concerning rules and regulations, that may make this debate seem rather insignificant, but it is an interesting one nonetheless.
For the record, I think it should be open to any age and any gender. Liberty Media is trying to make the sport more open, why can't this apply here? Offer competitions for fans to play the role of grid boy/girl/kid. Remember though that these are still people's jobs that we are talking about, so it must be taken into consideration that some of these women may well want a say in what the future holds for their roles.
What is your opinion? Vote here: