In the round-up: Mercedes executive director Toto Wolff says it is “just a matter of time” until a new contract is signed with world champion Lewis Hamilton.
Notable posts from Twitter, Instagram and more:
So the inevitable has happened, F1 gridgirls have been banned. Ridiculous that women who say they are "fighting for women's rights" are saying what others should and shouldn't do, stopping us from doing a job we love and are proud to do. PC gone mad 😡 #Gridgirls
— Rebecca Cooper (@rebeccageldard) January 31, 2018
— sniffermedia (@sniffermedia) February 1, 2018
Well. If F1 are pulling people off the grid, the next group to pull are the journalists! Sorry friends. But you absolutely DO NOT need to be there unless you're doing live tv or live radio. #f1 #f1gridgirls
— Jamey Price (@jameypricephoto) February 1, 2018
Here's the problem with the "ask the grid girls themselves, they love the job" argument.
Businesses never make decisions like this: "Well, this service no longer benefits us, but at least the person we're paying is having fun." #F1
— Valentin Khorounzhiy (@vkhorounzhiy) February 1, 2018
Can someone explain the following to me? "While the practice of employing grid girls has been a staple of Formula 1 grands prix for decades, we feel this custom does not resonate with our brand values and clearly is at odds with modern day societal norms." Glamour is part of F1!
— Ann Bradshaw (@AnnieBWansford) February 1, 2018
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