LEWIS HAMILTON's boss at Mercedes has referred to as on F1's house owners to rethink their plans to dump Grid Girls.
Three-time world champion Niki Lauda, who is non-government chairman at Mercedes's F1 workforce, labelled Liberty Media's determination to drop them as "silly".
And the sixty eight-yr-previous Austrian referred to as for them to be re-employed together with male – "grid boys".
He stated: "This is a choice towards ladies. Males have made the choice over the heads of girls. This is not doing any favours to F1 and particularly not for ladies.
"How silly can they be? Are they nuts? I hope there is a means to reverse the choice.
"I wouldn't thoughts seeing grid boys subsequent to grid girls. Why not?
"Grid girls have all the time belonged in F1, and they need to proceed to belong in F1.
"Ladies are stepping up [into senior roles], and they’re doing it very nicely – it is shifting in the proper course.
"However one doesn’t exclude the opposite. I don't need to maintain again ladies, I would like to encourage them.
"For those who proceed on this path, there’ll be no cheerleaders left in America."