In the round-up: Silverstone managing director Stuart Pringle backs F1’s decision to stop using grid girls.
Notable posts from Twitter, Instagram and more:
Sorry to hear about the passing of Ron Walker. A great man who supported our sport for so many years. Thank you for all you gave to it. pic.twitter.com/Icqe014Pf2
— Daniel Ricciardo (@danielricciardo) January 31, 2018
I hope @F1 replaces #GridGirls with #GridKids. What an incredible experience for young fans to walk out onto the grid with one of their heroes! I like pretty girls as much as the next chap, but feel this is a positive step forward for #Motorsport
— Jonny Bowers (@Jonny_Bowers) January 31, 2018
F1 not using pit girls sounds like a good move but I wonder if someone asked those girls about their opinion. Lot of people who loved doing that will be without jobs. Hope the decision is based on brand strategy and not under pressure from other groups.
— Aayush Dabas (@aayushdabas) January 31, 2018
Great to see @F1 doing away with podium girls. Maybe time for the NFL to ditch cheerleaders as well?
— Corbeau (@CorbeauSeattle) January 31, 2018
Wait, #F1 had grid girls?
— Brock Bolton (@BrockBolton77) January 31, 2018
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Happy birthday to Cliffery, Kutigz and Pmelton!
On this day in F1
- Nigel Mansell finished 12th in a one-off appearance in the Chamonix 24 Hours ice race on this day in 1998