Formula 1 bosses have confirmed the use of grid girls in the sport is "under strong review" as they look to address concerns from fans and observers.

Grid girls have been present in F1 and wider motorsport for much of its history, but the practice has been brought into question in recent years over concerns of sexism and objectification.

The FIA World Endurance Championship stopped using grid girls back in 2015, while Formula E won praise for using grid kids for the season finale in Montreal earlier this year, only to bring back grid girls for the most recent race in Hong Kong.

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live as part of a special on the use of grid girls, F1 CEO Chase Carey and sporting managing director Ross Brawn confirmed that it was "under strong review" moving forward.

"We're trying to respect all parties," Brawn said.

"There's a lot of people respect the tradition of the grid girls and there are people who feel that it has become a bit dated, so we're addressing that."

Carey added: "On the list of things I have been dealing with, grid girls wasn't really up there on top, with all respect.

"Is it something from the past, or is it something distinct that should be part of the future? I don't think it will be a personal decision for me.

"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 fanbase that is very passionate.

"There is never going to be a consensus, but a set of views."

Liberty Media has been working hard to garner fan views on a number of topics in F1 since taking over the sport in January, with grid girls set to be the latest area up for debate.


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Why has the majority allowed the minorities to run the planet ?

What next, transgender disabled grid persons dressed in rainbow clothing !

For goodness sake , don't give another reason not to watch F1 !

Get a grip.

FFS , can we keep politcal agendas out of entertainment of all forms. Cmon F1 most of your viewers like pretty things.

What a joke ! I bet Moto Gp and the other bike series don't get rid of them !

Well if Liberty is thinking about SuperBowling all GPs, then I would give up grid girls for cheerleaders!!

I think it's a matter of good taste. I understand girls in spandex is sexist. But how about ellegant fashion dressed gridgirls Just like any other world class event hostesses?

Guess what? Let's deal with PU, aero, tracks, level playing field and competition first!!!

I think they should go the other way and have naked grid girls.

It's bound to boost the viewership by about 9564753%

Of course everyone would turn off once the actual 'racing' started but I reckon they could still claim 2 billion people tuned in to watch the race.

They say this after lining hallways and stairwells full of women as drivers walked up to the podium.  What hypocricy and what pandering to public opinion.  I don't have much of a problem with grid girls, but those were cringe enducing moments for me.  "The winner gets this whole harem."

More F1 political BS they ( the organizers) are f---ing up what used to be a great sport to watch.

Jack Brabham Jim Clark etc are probably turning in their graves.

F1 needs all the glitz and glamour it can get and it's pretty harmless isn't it.  Ok the concept of a job being just to stand somewhere so people can squirt champagne over you is ludicrous but so is going round in circles as fast as you can!