Formula One to replace grid girls with 'grid kids'
Formula One has announced "grid kids" will be used this season after the sport controversially abolished its long-standing association with grid girls.
F1's American owners Liberty Media denounced the long-standing practice of using female models before grands prix as "at odds with modern-day societal norms".
The grid kids scheme, which will come into effect at F1's season-opening race in Melbourne next month, will be formed of competitors already in the junior categories of motor racing.
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