Cape Town - Formula One's new owners are looking into whether the sport should continue to use 'grid girls'.
Brawn, F1 managing director of motorsports, said the use of female
promotional models is a "delicate topic" which is "under strong review".
"We're trying to respect all parties," Brawn told BBC Radio 5 live.
a lot of people respect the tradition of the grid girls and there's
people who feel that it has become a bit dated, so we're addressing
Brawn's boss, F1 chief executive officer Chase Carey, said:
"What we need to do is get as many points of view as possible and make a
decision right for the future of the sport."
'Grid girls' are
models used to conduct certain promotional tasks, usually wearing
clothing that bears the name of a sponsor.
Among their duties in F1 are
holding umbrellas or driver name-boards on the grid, and lining the
corridor through which the drivers walk on their way to the podium.