How Monza grid girl chaos revealed a bigger problem for F1


Formula 1's latest embarrassment over grid penalties has prompted some soul-searching. But there's no real solution in the rulebook - only an overhaul of far greater significance.

If you thought the Italian Grand Prix's grid penalty farce was bad for fans at home, you should have seen the chaos on the startline at Monza as the countdown to the race got under way.

With engines revving away in the garages, the grid girls - following their meticulous rehearsals the previous night - were all in place and waiting the pitlane to open and the arrival of the cars.

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Series Formula 1
Article type Analysis