LEWIS HAMILTON has been embroiled in a battle with the FIA over the jewelry ban.
Toto Wolff needs extra dialogue with the FIA president (Picture: GETTY)
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Lewis Hamilton has been outspoken on the F1’s jewelry ban in place for this season and Toto Wolff feels the FIA president Mohammed bin Sulayem simply must have extra “dialogue” with the British racing celebrity to discover a decision. Hamilton made a press release in his Friday press convention on the F1’s jewelry ban by carrying three watches together with various rings and chains.
It was the most recent transfer by Hamilton through which he lashed out on the FIA’s latest jewelry ban. F1’s new race director Niels Wittich has pushed for a clampdown on new rules in place this season.
The prohibition of drivers carrying jewelry whereas driving has been in place since 2004, however Wittich has seemingly made some extent to carry the rule to the fore this season. The transfer has led to robust fightback from Hamilton, who has jewelry in his ear and nostril.
Hamilton has since backed down on his stance by agreeing to take out a few of his piercings for the Miami Grand Prix. He is additionally been given a two-race “grace interval” to permit him to take away any piercings which can be harder to take away.
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Lewis Hamilton has agreed to take out a few of his piercings (Picture: GETTY)
Wittich is claimed to be supported by Bin Sulayem in his resolution to carry the jewelry ban to the fore. Hamilton reportedly had a dialog with the FIA president this week to debate the matter, and Wolff insists that’s all of the F1 chief must do shifting ahead.
“I feel what was wanted was a dialogue between Lewis and Mohammed,” Wolff stated. “It’s clear that the rules are right here to guard the drivers however on the opposite aspect, we have to hold the opportunity of variety and the technique of expressing your self.
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“We all know that that is essential for Lewis so yesterday, with out going into element the place the piercings stayed or didn’t, I am certain they are going to come to a very good decision.” The subject has additionally been raised with different drivers on the grid and Sebastian Vettel feels Hamilton is being singled out.
“I feel it’s a bit pointless to blow this matter up,” he stated. “In all probability at this stage, it’s extra of a private factor and I really feel, in a method, [it is] significantly focused to Lewis.
“We spoke about underpants as properly, however actually is that essentially the most thrilling factor we are able to speak about? In a method, there’s a concern for security you probably have stuff and the automobile does catch hearth it will be disagreeable. To some extent, it’s private freedom and we’re sufficiently old to make our decisions outdoors the automobile. We should always [also] be sufficiently old to make decisions additionally contained in the automobile.”