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Of Course F1 Is Backpedaling On Getting Rid Of Grid Girls 

Formula One’s use of grid girls is still “under review,” but instead of deciding whether to axe the concept altogether, F1 will try to make grid girls “more relevant” to competition. This weak and complacent move was, of course, going to happen the whole time. It was silly of us to think otherwise.Read more… Continue […]

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New Amazon Documentary Series Goes Inside McLaren’s Awful 2017 F1 Season

Last season was another disappointment for the McLaren-Honda team, but it will give us something else that’s very cool. McLaren let a documentary crew film the inner workings of their 2017 season for a new four-episode series on Amazon: Grand Prix Driver. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Ferrari’s Now Threatening To Quit F1 And Start A Rival Racing Series 

In the most doubt-inducing way possible, Ferrari wants everyone to know that it is really, really serious about its threat to quit Formula One. Ferrari doesn’t like what F1’s new owners are doing, and now the company’s temper tantrum is getting so big that it tossed up the idea of creating its own rival racing […]

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Bernie Ecclestone Still Hates Democracy 

Former Formula One dictator-in-chief Bernie Ecclestone hates a lot of things. He hates the entire continent of North America, a known shit hole. He hates the idea of gender equality. He hates social media. He also hates when widespread corruption is out of the picture, because corruption accomplishes things.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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News: Racing Driver Needs To Be Mildly Aroused Before Driving A Race Car

Jalopnik must apologize for our grave error last week, in asserting grid girls are not necessary—and even, possibly, harmful!—to racing. We were so very wrong because, as we recently learned from mediocre Formula One driver Nico Hulkenberg, male drivers need to see beautiful women in order to operate a car.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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F1 Is Considering Ending Its Use Of Grid Girls

Depending on others’ opinions, Formula One’s new bosses could get rid of “grid girls”—an outdated concept in which women line a male-dominated racing grid, for few other reasons than being something to look at. It should go without saying, but having grid girls encourages objectification and gender stereotypes.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Mercedes F1 Boss Thinks His Drivers Need To Dislike Each Other A Little More

These darn Formula One drivers. They’re so amicable, so friendly, like wealthy, televised, car-driving neighbors or something. What happened to the aggression, the anger, the ruthless rivalries—the glory days? Mercedes boss Toto Wolff wants to know, because his drivers are getting along too well.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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International Motorsports Council Picks Worst Woman Possible To Represent Women

The FIA, a motorsport governing body overseeing dozens of international series like Formula One, added a women’s commission in 2009—when the association was over a century old already—to talk about “girl stuff” like, oh, equality in racing. The commission just added Carmen Jorda, who is the antithesis of that.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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