Lewis Hamilton to test race director Niels Wittich at Miami Grand Prix over jewellery saga

NIELS WITTICH faces a critical check of his authority.

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New F1 race director Niels Wittich might face a wrestle to steer Lewis Hamilton to stick to the FIA’s ruling about no jewelry within the cockpit. Hamilton is anticipated to proceed sporting jewelry in his Mercedes, persevering with an uncomfortable saga for Wittich because the 2022 season lands in Miami.

Forward of the Miami Grand Prix, the FIA has made jewelry and underwear checks a part of scrutineering submission. And Wittich has reminded drivers that sporting jewelry within the automobile is banned below the Worldwide Sporting Code.

The German acknowledged sporting jewelry beneath flameproof clothes ‘reduces safety’ and metallic objects involved with the pores and skin ‘can scale back warmth transmission safety and thus could improve the danger of burn accidents within the occasion of a hearth’.

“Within the case that medical imaging is required to tell analysis following an accident the presence of jewelry on the physique may cause important complication and delay,” Wittich added. “Within the worst case the presence of jewelry throughout imaging could trigger additional harm. Jewelry in and/or across the airway can pose particular further dangers ought to it turn into dislodged throughout an accident and both ingested or inhaled.”

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Lewis Hamilton to test race director Niels Wittich at Miami Grand Prix over jewellery saga

Lewis Hamilton continues to put on jewelry in his automobile. (Picture: GETTY)

FIA president Mohammed ben Sulayem is known to be ‘obsessed’ with the no-jewellery coverage, which has been in place for years however hardly ever been enforced in latest historical past. However Hamilton has beforehand defined that he would ignore the ruling as a result of he has piercings that may’t be eliminated with out breaking.

The seven-time world champion ‘would not actually perceive the small issues they’re selecting up’, and Wittich might face a battle to make sure Ben Sulayem will get what he desires. He should straight handle the subject with Hamilton at Friday’s drivers’ briefing earlier than the weekend’s motion or keep away from confrontation.

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Lewis Hamilton to test race director Niels Wittich at Miami Grand Prix over jewellery saga

Niels Wittich faces a check of his authority. (Picture: GETTY)

Former F1 driver John Watson has weighed in on the scenario, claiming he did not put on metallic in case he was concerned in a fiery accident in his automobile. However he believes Hamilton might go so far as strolling away from the game as a complete if he is pressured to obey strict jewelry ruling.

He mentioned: “I by no means wore jewelry. If I used to be in a fireplace, I did not need metallic on me. Lewis could take the view that it’s so a lot a part of him that he will not give in to any strain. He might even resolve to stroll out of the entire sport in the event that they attempt to power him to do one thing he would not need to do. I would not be stunned if he tells them the place to stay it.”


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