LEWIS HAMILTON could possibly be focused by FIA bosses on the Australian Grand Prix grid tomorrow.
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Lewis Hamilton seems to have been “particularly focused” by the FIA over a brand new guidelines crackdown, based on Sky Sports activities F1 pundit Ted Kravitz. He warns the brand new enforcement of F1’s 2005 jewelry ban solely seems to have an effect on the Mercedes driver who may face points on the grid forward of tomorrow’s race.
F1’s jewelry saga began earlier than the weekend started after race director Niels Wittich added a remark about it in his race notes. The message stated the sporting of jewelry within the type of physique piercing or steel neck chains is “prohibited in the course of the competitors and will due to this fact be checked earlier than the beginning”.
Nonetheless, Kravitz claims the seven-time champion could possibly be hunted down on the grid to test if he has nostril piercings or earrings in moments earlier than he will get within the automotive.
He defined: “We checked with Mick Schumacher who wears, when he’s not within the automotive, a steel chain necklace and he says he does not put on it within the automotive, so it is not him. So it did appear to be on the face of it, a measure, or eager to implement a rule particularly focused at Lewis Hamilton who after all has ear piercings and a nostril piercing.
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Lewis Hamilton could be the just one affected by a brand new FIA crackdown (Picture: Getty)
“I requested the FIA this and so they stated no completely not. We don’t know what’s going to occur with the piercings tomorrow as a result of they stated they’d test it earlier than the race.
“So what are they going to do? Go as much as Lewis Hamiton, somebody goes to test if he has his nostril piercing in or if he has his earrings in. What is that this about? Your proper the FIA is perhaps saying it’s all about security.
“However come on, have they not received greater priorities.” Security is of paramount concern to the FIA after Romain Grosjean’s high-speed fireball on the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix.
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Lewis Hamilton has been noticed sporting earrings on the grid in earlier races (Picture: Getty)
It’s believed there’s concern some jewelry may trigger additional accidents to drivers in accidents. There’s additionally concern that jewelry may develop into caught and cease a driver from getting out of a wreckage.
Hamilton addressed the jewelry ban instantly throughout Friday’s press convention.
He stated: “I’ve received sure piercings that I can’t simply take out and that not many individuals know of. I’m kidding. Since I’ve been right here in F1, it’s been the rule, so there’s nothing new. I’m simply going to provide you with extra jewelry subsequent week.”
Hamilton additionally joked with principal rival Max Verstappen, claiming the reigning champion had a “nipple piercing”.