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Lewis Hamilton appears to back Monaco GP use of 'grid girls'

The Bahrain GP is live on 5 live sports extra and the BBC Sport website



The Monaco and Russian Grands Prix have indicated they will defy F1's decision not to use 'grid girls' at races.

Owners Liberty Media said in January it would stop using female models and replace them with 'grid kids'.

Read more: Lewis Hamilton appears to back Monaco GP use of 'grid girls'

Formula 1: Russian GP wants to bring back 'grid girls' for race in September


The Russian Grand Prix takes place in Sochi from 28-30 September



'Grid girls' should be brought back for the Russian Grand Prix because "our girls are the most beautiful", says the country's top Formula 1 organiser.

The practice of employing 'grid girls', models who perform promotional work at races, was dropped by F1 in January.

Read more: Formula 1: Russian GP wants to bring back 'grid girls' for race in September

Paul di Resta to make Le Mans 24 hours debut in June

Di Resta had been a candidate for a Formula 1 seat with Williams this season, but lost out to Sergey Sirotkin



Ex-Formula 1 driver Paul di Resta will make his Le Mans 24 Hours debut later this year.

The Scot has signed with the United Autosports LMP2 team for the French endurance classic on 16-17 June.

Read more: Paul di Resta to make Le Mans 24 hours debut in June


Australian Grand Prix: Daniel Ricciardo eyes Red Bull statement of intent

Daniel Ricciardo has twice finished third in the drivers' championship (2014 and 2016)



Daniel Ricciardo wants Red Bull to provide a title-winning statement of intent at this weekend's season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

Last year's championship was largely contested between Mercedes and Ferrari but hopes are high for a three-way title battle this season.

Read more: Australian Grand Prix: Daniel Ricciardo eyes Red Bull statement of intent


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