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F1 legend and Mercedes chief Niki Lauda says dropping grid girls is ‘silly’, and calls for them to be re-introduced alongside grid boys

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".

 Mercedes chief Niki Lauda has slammed the decision to drop grid girls from Formula One
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Mercedes chief Niki Lauda has slammed the choice to drop grid girls from Formula One
 Liberty Media have been criticised for the dumping of the grid girls from the sport
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Liberty Media have been criticised for the dumping of the grid girls from the game

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?

 The three-time Formula One champion believes they should reverse the decision and introduce grid boys
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The three-time Formula One champion believes they need to reverse the choice and introduce grid boys
 The grid girls all smiles after the qualifying session at the Monaco Grand Prix last year
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The grid girls all smiles after the qualifying session on the Monaco Grand Prix final yr

"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."

LEWIS HAMILTON's boss at Mercedes has referred to as on F1's house owners to rethink their plans to Dump Grid Girls.



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