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2015-06-05 14:43

NO GRID BOYS ON TRACK? Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel says he is not open to having 'grid boys' on the track prior to races. Image: AP / Mark Schiefelbein

MONTREAL, Canada - Sebastian Vettel has defended his stance on the Monaco 'grid boys' who joined  traditional model girls on the grid.

At the 2015 Monaco GP, the four-times Formula 1 champion admitted surprise at having pulled up at his grid position for the street race to find a handsome young man holding his board.

"F*ck, you get there and park behind George or Dave, what's the point?" he exclaimed in a post-race news media conference.

CAN'T ENJOY 'BEAUTIFUL ' MEN

Vettel admitted his relief when he was told Montreal's race organisers were planning the return of the customary 'grid girls' (on June 7).

Vettel was quoted by by Brazil's UOL Esporte: "I'm very happy about it. I was not very excited in Monaco."

Asked why he has been so vocal about the 'grid boys' experiment, Vettel said it was nothing personal but "I cannot enjoy beautiful men".

"I think some things do not have to change and I think this is one of those things."

Video: Vettel caught on camera talking about 'grid boys'.

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