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      12-14-2017, 02:34 PM   #1
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Talk about fixing something that wasn't broken. They're talking about eliminating grid girls.

https://jalopnik.com/f1-finally-cons...rls-1821287700
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"Depending on others’ opinions, Formula One’s new bosses could get rid of “grid girls”—an outdated concept in which women line a male-dominated racing grid, for few other reasons than being something to look at.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."
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"Depending on others’ opinions, Formula One’s new bosses could get rid of “grid girls”—an outdated concept in which women line a male-dominated racing grid, for few other reasons than being something to look at.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."
How incredibly lame of them! I wonder how they feel about cheerleaders?

I also cannot believe they interrupted the last podium of the year to pitch the new logo, etc.

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Don't care. Next year's cars are going to be absolutely atrocious with the halo, the engines still suck, and the 'racing' is more sleep inducing than a bottle of Nyquil. The proposed elimination of grid girls is just reason #452,685 why MotoGP is more fun to watch than F1.
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Another step along the way of sterilizing just about everything in the race to please all that stand on the podium of correctness.
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      12-17-2017, 08:26 AM   #6
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Thanks to our f^d up society, we have to be PC about everything or we offend someone. Sucks.
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As long as they don't get rid of the Umbrella girls in MotoGP I'll be okay.
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As long as they don't get rid of the Umbrella girls in MotoGP I'll be okay.
I don't see that happening anytime soon.
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Thanks to our f^d up society, we have to be PC about everything or we offend someone. Sucks.
I find this post highly offensive.
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      12-19-2017, 11:38 AM   #11
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Don't care. Next year's cars are going to be absolutely atrocious with the halo, the engines still suck, and the 'racing' is more sleep inducing than a bottle of Nyquil. The proposed elimination of grid girls is just reason #452,685 why MotoGP is more fun to watch than F1.
What makes a street car or an F1 awesome -

1) Cost
2) Looks
3) Sound

Only joking. I agree they will look a bit odd, and I am sure will not sound any better. Although, they will be the most technically advanced and fastest cars in the history of F1!
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F1 need to bring back multiple tire manufactures.
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Too late now, but I've always thought it a great shame that the US hasn't had more involvement in F1. None of the home grown motor racing is much more than a US based series. F1 would have brought the US onto the world motor racing stage.
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Too late now, but I've always thought it a great shame that the US hasn't had more involvement in F1. None of the home grown motor racing is much more than a US based series. F1 would have brought the US onto the world motor racing stage.
F1 is owned by an American company now.
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F1 is owned by an American company now.
& Haas an American team
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F1 is owned by an American company now.
Indeed.

Old Bernie sold up. I guess I meant participation in the teams and drivers. There have been some great American F1 drivers in the past (like Andretti), and some failures (like Andretti). It would have enriched the sport to have seen more
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As long as they don't get rid of the Umbrella girls in MotoGP I'll be okay.
But if Valentino Rossi ever decides to race NASCAR, I'll start going to the races, drinking Bud Light, chewing tobacco and eating pork rinds with the rest of the bubbas.

I wonder how CRAPCAR fans would react to his post-race interviews:

"The race today, it is very good. I am happy for me and my team that I make a good race, for sure. I get a good start, then make a mistake, so I push, push, push and am able to win."



https://jalopnik.com/valentino-rossi...ld-i-478374104
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F1 is owned by an American company now.
Let's hope they don't destroy it. It only took Daytona Motorsports Group to turn AMA motorcycle road racing into a worldwide laughingstock, virtually destroying the chance we'll see an American rider make the move to MotoGP any time in the near future.
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But if Valentino Rossi ever decides to race NASCAR, I'll start going to the races, drinking Bud Light, chewing tobacco and eating pork rinds with the rest of the bubbas.

I wonder how CRAPCAR fans would react to his post-race interviews:

"The race today, it is very good. I am happy for me and my team that I make a good race, for sure. I get a good start, then make a mistake, so I push, push, push and am able to win."



https://jalopnik.com/valentino-rossi...ld-i-478374104
Me too, and chain smoking Marlboros as well. He is good for racing. Everyone should try to, "find a' thee rythum"

Too bad Nicky is gone, another one that was good for the sport and filled a huge American void, which now exists again.
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Talk about fixing something that wasn't broken. They're talking about eliminating grid girls.

https://jalopnik.com/f1-finally-cons...rls-1821287700
BASTARDS!!!

Sometimes this political correctness is just so ignorant. Like the article stated .... these girls are models ... they are objectified to some degree as a career ... regardless. So now these girls, who likely have a good time at the race, get to lose a job so some eff'n snowflake feels better. It's not like women don't objectify men (if not George Clooney wouldn't have an "acting" career ). Ridiculous.
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They need to get rid of fuel limits and let them rev to 20k. Itís the cheapest way really way right now. I would love my V10s back though. Iíll even take the V8s. I could feel their shifts in my soul at races I attended.
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There will always be changes and something to complain about. To be fair.... I think Liberty media has done more good than harm..... compared to the Bernie days
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