Russian officials in charge of the country's Formula One events similarly announced Thursday that they plan to have "beautiful" girls on the grid for September's race.
The defending four-time world champion had posted a grab from another Instagram user, which had a picture of some grid girls and added "Thank you Jesus". They included F1 grid girl Rebecca Cooper, who vented her anger at the "ridiculous" decision on Twitter.
After Monaco's announcement that the Principality will be retaining its grid girls this year, Russian Grand Prix organisers have followed suit on the same subject.
According to Russian news agency Interfax, the deputy Prime Minister boasted: 'Moreover, our girls are the most handsome'.
Lewis Hamilton is clearly not a fan of Formula One's decision to axe "grid girls" - as confirmed by a now-deleted Instagram post. Their role has been given to so-called "grid kids", young drivers from local motorsport clubs. Our hostesses complete model and PR schools.
"They're lovely, and the cameras will be on them once again".
"It's wrong at races to lead out children, who are frightened of mechanical things, you need grown-ups", he said. "And they are paid for it".
"In all forms of motor sport there are girls advertising cars harmoniously and pleasantly".
When F1 chose to replace grid girls, I certainly didn't think it would end sexism in racing.
And he even insisted that he will have glamorous women on the grid throughout the race weekend to look good in front of the global audience.