The organizers of Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix want to maintain the tradition of promoters on the grid, despite the fact that Liberty Media, owners of the category, announced that there would no longer be “grid girls”.
President Monaco Automobile Club, Michel Boeri, he told the Nice Matin newspaper that they will not accept that rule "in any way."
“Our promoters have completed public relations and modeling studies. During the Grand Prix they carry out activities that are in line with their preparation. And they get paid for it ”, Boeri commented.
The "grid girls" were a hallmark of Formula 1 for several decades, but the new owners of the category decided this year that they will be replaced by children.
"We believe that this custom is not in accordance with our values and also goes against the social norms of today", noted in January the CEO of Formula 1, Sean Bratches. "We do not believe that this practice is appropriate or relevant for Formula 1 and its fans."
However, the organizers of the Monaco Grand Prix, whose 2018 edition will be held on May 27, ensured that the drivers' numbers will be presented by children. While the promoters will carry out public relations activities.