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FIRSTHAND ACCOUNT: AUTOWEEK published a Q&A with British grid girl Samantha Young "to get the feelings of someone now down a job for the year".

Rebecca Cooper, for example, questioned the notion that Grid Girls were exploited for their sexuality and wondered why women can't decide for themselves what to wear.

A number of grid girls have gone on to become household names through their successful modelling careers.

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"I feel these decisions are made by women that would never have the confidence to do such a job, which also, believe it or not, requires a great personality", said Hallam, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported.

"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", explained managing director of commercial operations Sean Bratches in the official statement.

The new Formula One season begins on 25 March with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. "[These women] would possibly wear knitted cardigans and can not really achieve a glamorous look, they are also quite possibly fed up of their husbands' eyes averting to such women so instead decide to put a lot of young ladies out of a job that they love".

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PUNTERS anxious the Brisbane Broncos' cheer squad will go the way of the dumped Formula One grid girls can stress less - our girls are here to stay. "They could have looked at making it more equal between the sexes in the role".

"This is the 21st century, and the argument that the whole notion of a grid girl is completely outdated does make sense".

"I've been doing this for over eight years now and it should be our choice what we do for work, whether it be this, whether it be hostessing, ring girl duties, we should have the choice". The practice of using grid girls does seem a little outdated, but I certainly don't think banning them is the answer. "I feel that it shouldn't be "all or nothing" but instead an equal opportunity for men and women to enter into Motorsport in the manner that they choose".

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Former Williams F1 test driver Susie Wolff told BBC Sport the deployment of grid girls did not offend her, and that F1 had more pertinent issues regarding the involvement of women in the sport. It is expected the role will now be taken by kids, who will be given the chance to stand in front of their favourite driver's grid roles.

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