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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Formula 1 dismisses the "grill girls"

Por erne91javier

Formula 1 is ending the practice of presenting "grill girls" in their careers, as the tradition has been criticized more and more by critics. Women, often provocatively dressed, paraded on the runway before the start of a race, accompanied drivers to their cars and sometimes held umbrellas to protect themselves from the sun. "While the practice of employing girls has been a staple of the Formula 1 Grands Prix for decades, we believe that this custom does not resonate with our brand values and clearly disagrees with modern social norms," wrote the organ. sanctioner in a press release announcing the decision.

"We do not believe that the practice is appropriate or relevant to Formula 1 and its fans, old and new, all over the world." Formula 1 was acquired by Liberty Media based in the USA. UU In 2016, and the company has been taking steps to expand its appeal. In a high profile incident, the current Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton was widely criticized when he sprayed one of the "girls" in the face with champagne after winning the 2015 Chinese Grand Prix. The Australian series V8 Supercars eliminated the Girls of the grid in 2016, while the British Professional Darts Corporation recently announced plans to stop using "walk-on" girls after pressure from their broadcasting partners.

The Formula One cars are the fastest in the world, due to the high turning speeds achieved by the generation of large aerodynamic loads. Formula One cars compete at speeds of up to approximately 375 km / h (233 mph) with engines that currently have limited performance up to a maximum of 15,000 rpm. The cars are able to accelerate laterally in excess of six g-forces at the corners. Cars are very dependent on electronics, although traction control and other driving means have been banned since 2008, as well as aerodynamics, suspension and tires. The formula has evolved and changed radically through the history of sports.

Formula One is the highest class of single-seat racing that has been sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de Automobile (FIA). The FIA ​​Formula One World Championship has been one of the main ways to compete around the world since its inaugural season in 1950. The "formula", designated in the name, refers to a set of rules, to which all Participants' cars must conform. . A Formula One season consists of a series of races, known as Grands Prix (from French, which means "great prizes"), which are held all over the world on specially designed public roads and circuits.

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