LEWIS HAMILTON has defied an FIA rule crackdown on the grid of the Australian Grand Prix.
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Lewis Hamilton will put on jewelry when competing on the Australian Grand Prix, defying orders by the FIA. New race director Niels Wittich reminded drivers to not put on jewelry when behind the wheel in his pre-race notes.
Nevertheless, Hamilton was noticed carrying earrings earlier than placing his helmet on. Talking on Sky Sports activities F1, Ted Kravitz prompt the FIA would now have a grace interval for the brand new guidelines.
He stated: “It appears there could be a grace interval for a few races on that. Lewis Hamiton not doing something about that, it looks as if he’s going to defy that order from the brand new race director.
“Perhaps he has acquired some grace interval on that for a few races. Lewis Hamilton appears to suppose ‘Im not going to pay any consideration to that’ and never change something.”
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Lewis Hamilton has defied an FIA guidelines clampdown (Picture: Getty)
In his pre-event notes, Wittich stated: “The carrying of jewelry within the type of physique piercing or metallic neck chains is prohibited throughout the competitors and will subsequently be checked earlier than the beginning.” The ban was launched in 2005 however has been introduced up this weekend because the FIA goal to clampdown on security.
It’s believed jewelry may trigger additional damage to drivers or cease them from escaping a automotive. Forward of the weekend, Hamilton had warned he might defy the ban.
On Friday, he stated: “I’ve acquired 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 give you extra jewelry subsequent week.”
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Lewis Hamilton joked he would deliver extra jewelry to future races (Picture: Getty)
Kravitz had warned Hamilton may very well be particularly focused on the grid after qualifying yesterday.
He stated: “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. 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 might 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 pricing in or if he has his earrings in.”