Lewis Hamilton has defined why he is not going to be eradicating his jewelry, regardless of a reminder from the FIA that physique piercings and steel neck chains are prohibited.
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Lewis Hamilton says he’ll proceed to put on jewelry, together with piercings, at future F1 occasions, regardless of a reminder from the FIA that they’re banned.
First launched again in 2005, Appendix L (Chapter III, Article 5) of the FIA’s Worldwide Sporting Code has lengthy talked about that carrying jewelry within the type of physique piercings or steel neck chains is prohibited.
Forward of the Australian Grand Prix, Race Director Niels Wittich reminded drivers of the foundations by together with a paragraph from the Sporting Code in his pre-weekend race notes.
However, regardless of the immediate, Hamilton was seen as soon as once more to be carrying jewelry in his ears and nostril as he pulled on his helmet forward of the race at Albert Park.
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Talking after the occasion, Hamilton made clear that he intends to proceed to sport his piercings, including that drivers “ought to be capable of be who they’re”.
“I haven’t got any plans of eradicating them,” Hamilton advised members of the media, together with RacingNews365.com, when requested if he would nonetheless put on the jewelry.
“I really feel they’re private issues and it is best to be capable of be who you might be.”
Gesturing to his ear, the Mercedes driver added: “There’s stuff that I am unable to take away. I actually cannot even take these out.
“These ones on my proper ear, they’re actually welded in so I must get [them] chopped off, or one thing like that. They’re going to be staying.”