F1 announces plans for ‘grid kids’ to replace ‘grid girls’ for new season

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Formula One has announced “grid kids” will be used this season after the sport controversially abolished its long-standing association with “grid girls”.

F1’s American owners, Liberty Media, denounced the long-standing practice of using female models before grands prix as “at odds with modern-day societal norms”.

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