How Formula One grid girls have looked over the years

The Australian Formula One Grand Prix grid girls have debuted their brand new look ahead of Sunday’s event in Melbourne.

Instead of plunging necklines and black leather as seen in years gone by, the women will this year don green and white playsuits.

The promotional girls will pair their jumpsuits with a white cropped jacket, sophisticated white heels and a hat – each designed to incorporate the colours of the event’s sponsor, Rolex.

The Australian Formula One Grand Prix grid girls have debuted their brand new look ahead of Sunday's event in Melbourne

The Australian Formula One Grand Prix grid girls have debuted their brand new look ahead of Sunday’s event in Melbourne

2016: The look is not dissimilar to the outfit from 2016, where the women wore neckties, skirts and visor-inspired white and gold hats

2016: The look is not dissimilar to the outfit from 2016, where the women wore neckties, skirts and visor-inspired white and gold hats

2015: The grid girls in 2015 also rocked a similar look, though wore hats more similar to the 2017 look

2015: The grid girls in 2015 also rocked a similar look, though wore hats more similar to the 2017 look

Speaking to the Herald Sun, grid girl Millie Fayman said she liked the new look.

‘The eyes of the world are on Melbourne for the Australian Grand Prix, so to be in a fashion-forward outfit that is comfortable and classy is a relief,’ she said.

On social media, the outfit received a mixed response.

‘Formula 1 is a class sport and its about time they didn’t parade women around looking like shanks, well done whoever came up with this idea!!!! Would prefer a more trendier look though, at first I thought this was an ad for an airline,’ one woman wrote.

2013: The women in 2013 wore a similar look also, though did not have jackets and wore tanks

2013: The women in 2013 wore a similar look also, though did not have jackets and wore tanks

2011: The grid girls in 2011 wore white and red playsuits with white berets and fiery red jackets

2011: The grid girls in 2011 wore white and red playsuits with white berets and fiery red jackets

2010: The 2010 outfit was a little more controversial with the women wearing black leather shorts, navy sheer blouses and knee high boots

2010: The 2010 outfit was a little more controversial with the women wearing black leather shorts, navy sheer blouses and knee high boots

Unique: This outfit designed by Kit Willow, the ethical, sustainable designer behind Kit X

Unique: This outfit designed by Kit Willow, the ethical, sustainable designer behind Kit X

2006: This look was a little more traditional, with the grid girls wearing form-fitting blue and yellow mini dresses stamped with the Foster's logo and matching blue and yellow necklaces
2006: This look was a little more traditional, with the grid girls wearing form-fitting blue and yellow mini dresses stamped with the Foster's logo and matching blue and yellow necklaces

2006: This look was a little more traditional, with the grid girls wearing form-fitting blue and yellow mini dresses stamped with the Foster’s logo and matching blue and yellow necklaces

‘These girls look more like they’re off to the spring racing carnival. I certainly wouldn’t describe this as “modern”,’ another added.

‘These are lovely. Much classier than some of the ones I had to wear 20 + years ago. They look great and the girls look beautiful,’ a former grid girl added.

Over the years, the grid girls have rocked a number of unique and colourful looks for the popular racing event.

More traditional: The women debuted the look at a launch in 2005 (pictured) before rocking it at the event in early 2006

More traditional: The women debuted the look at a launch in 2005 (pictured) before rocking it at the event in early 2006

Baring skin: A group of promotional girls are pictured at the 2002 Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne

Baring skin: A group of promotional girls are pictured at the 2002 Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne

Racy in red: In 2006, the Formula 1 Paddock had their own grid girls dressed in a more traditional get-up

Racy in red: In 2006, the Formula 1 Paddock had their own grid girls dressed in a more traditional get-up

Figure-hugging: Tank tops and shorts have also been a popular look over the years (pictured is a group of pit girls in 2007)

Figure-hugging: Tank tops and shorts have also been a popular look over the years (pictured is a group of pit girls in 2007)

Posing it up: Promo girls are pictured in 2004 with Christian Klien of the Jaguar Racing F1 team

Posing it up: Promo girls are pictured in 2004 with Christian Klien of the Jaguar Racing F1 team

In 2011, the ladies wore a Qantas inspired look complete with short shorts, white and red wedge heels, a red jacket and white berets.

The outfit the year before was a little more controversial with the women wearing black leather shorts, navy sheer blouses and knee high boots – the outfit designed by Kit Willow, the ethical, sustainable designer behind Kit X.

The 2006 look was a little more traditional, with the grid girls wearing form-fitting blue and yellow mini dresses stamped with the Foster’s logo and matching blue and yellow necklaces.

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