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Formula 1: 'Grid girls' will not be used at races this season

60% of respondents to a BBC Sport vote in December said 'grid girls' should be part of Formula 1



'Grid girls' will no longer be used by Formula 1 from the start of the 2018 World Championship season.

Sean Bratches, managing director of commercial operations, said the change would be made "so as to be more in tune with our vision for this great sport".

Read more: Formula 1: 'Grid girls' will not be used at races this season

Fernando Alonso: Two-time F1 champion to race at Le Mans in 2018 & 2019

Alonso made his sportscar debut at the Daytona 24 Hours last weekend



Fernando Alonso will race at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2018 and 2019 as part of a deal that will see him contest all but one World Endurance Championship race for Toyota this season.

McLaren revealed the news, previously reported by BBC Sport in November, saying Alonso's Formula 1 commitments remained "their shared top priority".

Read more: Fernando Alonso: Two-time F1 champion to race at Le Mans in 2018 & 2019

Fernando Alonso 'a little bit scared' by Daytona 24 Hours debut

Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso won the F1 world title in 2005 and 2006



Two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso says he was "a little bit scared" when he suffered two brake failures at close to 200mph on his debut at the Daytona 24 Hours.

The Spaniard's race was hit by multiple problems and he finished 38th with co-drivers Lando Norris and Phil Hanson.

Read more: Fernando Alonso 'a little bit scared' by Daytona 24 Hours debut

Formula 1: Force India and Sauber withdraw 'anti-competitive' complaint

Sauber and Force India "want to support the transformational process in F1"



Force India and Sauber have withdrawn their complaint to the European Union regarding anti-competitive practices in Formula 1.

The teams lodged the complaint in 2015, claiming former F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone had set up an "unfair" governance structure and split of revenues.

Read more: Formula 1: Force India and Sauber withdraw 'anti-competitive' complaint

Martin Whitmarsh: Former McLaren team principal to return to F1 as consultant

Whitmarsh became CEO of McLaren in 2004



Former McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh is returning to Formula 1 to help find ways to reduce costs.

Governing body the FIA said Whitmarsh, 59, had been invited in as a temporary consultant to help define "regulations for fair and sustainable competition".

Read more: Martin Whitmarsh: Former McLaren team principal to return to F1 as consultant


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