" Formula 1 has returned this weekend with one big difference - there are no grid girls. In the past, you would have seen the likes of professional glamour model Nikki Lee on the tracks ahead of the races. But following a backlash in the off-season, this will be the first F1 season in decades that won't feature grid girls.
The decision to scrap promo girls hasn't only affected Formula 1. Earlier this year, it was announced walk-on girls would no longer be in use by the Professional Darts Corporation. Supporters of the decision say sports promo girls invite objectification and reduce women's visibility in sports to sideline eye candy."
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- Talia Shadwell, BBC News, 25 March 2018.