Glitzy and glamorous Monaco goes against grid girl ban!

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The girls will return to the grid in Monaco next month following an agreement between the Automobile Club of Monaco and Liberty Media.

This year, Formula 1 decided to no longer employ grid girls - a staple of Grand Prix for decades - feeling the practice no longer resonates with the sport's brand values, and is at odds with modern day societal norms.

In Australia, the female presence was replaced with grid kids, with young boys and girls expected to remain present at this year's rounds of the world championship.

The glitzy and glamorous Monaco Grand Prix will be the exception to the rule however, although the local ACM has accepted that the grid girls will not hold any driver name-boards.

"The relationship is good with Liberty Media, because they understand that Monao is not Spa or Monza," ACM president Michel Boeri told Monaco-Matin.

"We've had no problems with Liberty Media, except for the grid girl issue. They'll be there, on the gird, but won't be holding any name-boards.

"They're pretty and the cameras will be on them once again."


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