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HAVE YOUR SAY: WEC introduces grid girl ‘ban’

The World Endurance Championship moves to ban grid girls for the 2015 season... and we want to know what you think about it.
The World Endurance Championship has announced it will not feature the use of 'grid girls' in 2015 after it was deemed to not be reflective of the sport in this era.

A well-established feature of motor racing over the decades, grid girls remain a staple at the highest level of the sport, including F1, but during the season launch for the 2015 World Endurance Championship, it was confirmed they would be dropped from the series for this season, with chief executive Gerard Neveu saying 'for me that is the past, the condition of women is a little bit different now'.

Organisers have since released a statement on Twitteremphasising its desire to promote 'beautiful women' involved in the sport behind-the-scenes instead.

“WEC garages, paddocks, grandstands, hospitality and media rooms full of beautiful women, always much appreciated by everyone not just before the start.

“We have many more beautiful women who work with the WEC than just those holding number panels.

“On the grid we believe cars are the beauties & Le Mans-style starts echo Spirit of Le Mans ethos communicated in all we do.”

We would like to know what you think about this move – do you support the abolition of grid girls, or do you feel it should remain part of the sport… Leave your comments below.

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April 03, 2015 7:24 PM

My heart goes out to all those young women affected. I am saddened that you will lose your jobs/opportunities to work due to the actions of those unelected spokespeople who self appointed themselves as your representatives without any mandate or consent. I thought we were past the days when other people made decisions on behalf of women and women just had to do what they were told by their "betters". Sadly we still have small groups of people dictating what women can and cannot do, worse of all is that some of them are now women. As a strong believer in individual freedom of choice I personally was happy for the choice to be yours and for you to have the right to do what you want with the natural gift you had been granted - plus of course I appreciate that you had all worked extremely hard to earn those positions through hours of dedication in the gym or out jogging etc. You were all far more motivated and committed than I am. I'm truly sorry that your choice was taken away, I wa

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