The WEC has banned grid girls from the series. It prompted a outraged discussion on the internet about the objectification of women and my how the opinions flew. From the “war on women” to the “we go to races to see pretty girls” comments, the internet was divided.
Other websites have grid girl photo sections and that’s fine but we’ve never been one of those sites. We tend to think about Formula 1 obsessively, not spandex-clad women at F1 races but that’s just us, we’re petrol heads.
Having gone through the uproar over grid girls, Sauber’s new video has to be a proverbial middle finger to all those who are outraged and offended by the presence of scantily clad grid girls. A real “piss off” statement and campy approach to this summer break:
Regardless of how you feel about the grid girls, no one wants that nasty bird poop on their car, let’s face it.
Now before you get in an uproar, there are ways to include grid girls in the action just a sBernie Ecclestone said back in 2010:
“Actually why not just get a beautiful girl in and draw out the drivers for the top 10 [on the grid]?”
Now, who knows? Maybe Sauber will have a follow up piece in which they reverse the plot and make a bold statement about grid girls in general. Maybe a second video coming that will have the girls being signed to take Marcus and Felipe’s seat for 2016 and winning championships in inferior cars. Who knows? Right now, they’re off the a bristling start.