No More Grid Girls - replaced by Grid Kids

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Re: No More Grid Girls - replaced by Grid Kids

Post by johnny comelately » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:51 am

What HAVE you done Nathan, starting this thread? :)

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Re: No More Grid Girls - replaced by Grid Kids

Post by NathanOlder » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:20 am

Blame Liberty.
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Re: No More Grid Girls - replaced by Grid Kids

Post by Big Tea » Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:22 pm

johnny comelately wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:51 am
What HAVE you done Nathan, starting this thread? :)
As Bernie often reminded us, There is no bad publicity, just publicity. :D
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Re: No More Grid Girls - replaced by Grid Kids

Post by roon » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:32 pm

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Re: No More Grid Girls - replaced by Grid Kids

Post by TzeiTzei » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:36 pm

So child labour instead :D

Just kidding...

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Re: No More Grid Girls - replaced by Grid Kids

Post by JonoNic » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:51 pm

When does a grid child become a grid girl and therefore no longer eligible? Sorry but you are getting too old now.

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Re: No More Grid Girls - replaced by Grid Kids

Post by NathanOlder » Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:09 pm

JonoNic wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:51 pm
When does a grid child become a grid girl and therefore no longer eligible? Sorry but you are getting too old now.

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Re: No More Grid Girls - replaced by Grid Kids

Post by johnny comelately » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:14 pm

One troubling and telling fact about this subject is it is indicative of Liberty's sense of priorities.
With all the troubles of F1 viewership (right term?), I would have thought that changing one of the more pleasant non racing aspects would be dead last to even waste time talking about it, but here it is front and centre (almost)
Pains me to say it but Bring Back Bernie :)

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Re: No More Grid Girls - replaced by Grid Kids

Post by strad » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:22 pm

johnny comelately wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:14 pm
One troubling and telling fact about this subject is it is indicative of Liberty's sense of priorities.
With all the troubles of F1 viewership (right term?), I would have thought that changing one of the more pleasant non racing aspects would be dead last to even waste time talking about it, but here it is front and centre (almost)
Pains me to say it but Bring Back Bernie :)

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Re: No More Grid Girls - replaced by Grid Kids

Post by johnny comelately » Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:49 pm

Liberty – oxymoron of the day.

Liberty Media, the questionable “owners” of the commercial side of F1, also own the Atlanta Braves baseball team garnished with cheerleaders ad libertatem.

So what gives? Is this corporate cognitive dissonance: being less of a condition and more of a requirement.

Good to see Mr. Wolff put some much needed pressure on Liberty as well.

When one hears this kind of talk, you can be guaranteed they will be a dud: “alignment on the overall broad goals, but we have to find the right compromises as we work through the details.”

Then Carey used smooch the analyst speak “a tremendous franchise that has not been achieving its potential”.

When you hear this, knowing the case with their baseball team: “we feel this custom does not resonate with our brand values and clearly is at odds with modern day societal norms” the hypocrisy is all too apparent.

This goes to Liberty's honesty and trustworthiness and double standards and, and, and:

“It has emerged that Formula One’s owner, Liberty Media Corp, was questioned by the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) in August last year over fees it receives in connection with broadcasts of the auto racing series in Syria and Sudan”
And
““Sudan and Syria are designated by the Department of State as state sponsors of terrorism, and are subject to U.S. economic sanctions and export controls.” (https://www.forbes.com/sites/csylt/2018 ... 9d36ea2e01)

But that’s OK, apparently.

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Re: No More Grid Girls - replaced by Grid Kids

Post by johnny comelately » Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:41 pm

Engineering, genetic grid anti control system

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Re: No More Grid Girls - replaced by Grid Kids

Post by johnny comelately » Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:45 am

just one phrase..... (IT CENSORS THE WORDS AT '....POLITICAL CORRECTNESS' WHEN SUBMITTED, SO YOU FILL IN THE BLANKS)
"Compound curvature comprises curves made up of two or more circular arcs of successively shorter or longer radii, joined tangentially without reversal of curvature. The foregoing is illustrated with definitive precision by Helmut Newton’s portrait of perfection above.

The Pirelli calendar is a wonderful institution albeit now somewhat diluted by the dull, ----boring political correctness which pervades our times! It’s nowhere near as risqué as it once was, always tastefully so in my view.

The image is from the 1985 season, originally published in the ’86 calendar and features a young lady whose specifications more than match the 750bhp, twin-turbo, 1.5 litre Renault EF4B V6 powered Ligier JS25. I’m not sure of the driver but the helmet of Andrea De Cesaris is closer to a color match than those of teammates Jacques Laffitte and Philippe Streiff.

In any event the photo is hardly about the car or driver, what compound curvature, arcs of changing radii and perfect purity of line…"
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From the wonderful blog/vlog/website/whatever - https://primotipo.com/category/compound-curvature/

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Re: No More Grid Girls

Post by Blackout » Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:43 pm

Starscreamer wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:00 pm
F*ck the F1 :x
- Halo OK
- 3 engines a season OK
- Less sound OK
- Pay drivers OK
- Races between camels OK
- 15:10 start of race instead of 14:00 OK
But taking away our grid girls :cry: :cry: :cry:
?

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Re: No More Grid Girls - replaced by Grid Kids

Post by johnny comelately » Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:12 am

Libertynot seem to have quashed all media discussion re pretty chix, what a bunch of girls :wink: but the tv media seem to be spotting and focusing plenty, how can that be :wink: . Corporate cognitive dissonance.

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Re: No More Grid Girls - replaced by Grid Kids

Post by johnny comelately » Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:31 am

What about if we cover them up?
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and before you say anything, they are on their way to a F1 race....long walk, but they are