The Formula 1 grid girls have been axed and we've got hot grid girl pics to help us deal with this tragic loss

Chicks 01/02/2018

2018 has just taken a wild turn, Formula 1 grid girls have been rendered redundant. 

That's right, the 2018 World Championship, kicking off in March, will have NO GRID GIRLS. And according to the F1 managing director of motorsports Ross Brawn, we'll never have them again. 

Brawn told the BBC: "While the practice of employing grid girls has been a staple of Formula 1 grands prix for decades, we feel this custom does not resonate with our brand values and clearly is at odds with modern day societal norms," Bratches added.

"We don't believe the practice is appropriate or relevant to Formula 1 and its fans, old and new, across the world."

If youre feeling knocked by this news, take consolation in knowing you're not alone. 

Should have seen this one coming... Grid girls, you will be missed. 

In them meantime, here's a collection of grid girl pics from over the years (all photos credited to Getty).