LEWIS HAMILTON has been warned he could possibly be banned from the Monaco Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton is sad with the FIA clampdown on jewelry (Picture: GETTY)
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Lewis Hamilton has been warned he might face substantial ramifications if he fails to take away his everlasting jewelry by the point he arrives in Monaco on the finish of this month. The seven-time world champion urged the FIA to chill out their strict stance on drivers carrying physique piercings and neck chains throughout competitors ultimately weekend’s Miami Grand Prix.
Hamilton, who sported eight rings, three watches, 4 necklaces and two earrings on the press convention, spoke passionately on the difficulty, claiming it felt like a “step backwards” for the game.
“It appears pointless to get into this. I’m right here to be an ally of the game – we have now greater fish to fry,” he mentioned.
Mercedes’ important man wears essentially the most jewelry on the circuit and had claimed he’s unable to take away his earrings and nostril ring, which he wears within the automotive whereas racing.
He’s subsequently eager to carry talks with the FIA president Mohammed bin Sulayem on the matter, making it clear he doesn’t need to turn out to be embroiled in a public dispute.
Lewis Hamilton wears essentially the most jewellry on the circuit (Picture: GETTY)
Sky Sports activities reporter Ted Kravitz has now claimed he fears there could possibly be bother up forward for Hamilton, who has since eliminated his earrings however not his nostril piercing – one thing he doesn’t really feel is critical.
“He’s taken his earrings out however he can’t take out his nostril [stud] and we thought he was going to have minor surgical procedure to take out the nostril [stud],” Kravitz defined on his Pocket book present.
“Hamilton’s now saying, having been given two races’ grace, right here (Miami) and in Barcelona, that he won’t take out his nostril [stud].
“He doesn’t need to, doesn’t assume it’s one thing the FIA needs to be doing, so it seems just like the conflict between Hamilton and the FIA continues.
“Is he going to rack up fines once we get to Monaco and he hasn’t taken it out as a result of the opening has closed up? It’s not as straightforward as him with the ability to simply take it out like he can his earrings.”
Kravitz is of the assumption that the FIA might throw the e-book at Hamilton if he fails to adjust to their rules – even when it means stopping him from racing in Monaco after the Spanish Grand Prix.
“So there’s a little storm brewing. Hamilton has mentioned they will effective me no matter they need, but it surely’s not so simple as that,” he continued.
“If the FIA determine to not scrutineer the driving force, which it seems like they will do, they will cease Lewis from going out of the pit lane at first of Friday observe as a result of he has not been scrutineered – the driving force is now successfully scrutineered in the identical means as a automotive is.
“So this might get very nasty fairly rapidly in a race-and-a-half’s time.”
Mercedes group boss Toto Wolff stays assured that each events – the FIA and Hamilton – will come to a “good decision.”
Talking in Miami, the Austrian mentioned: “What was wanted was a dialogue between Lewis and Mohammed.
“It’s clear that rules are right here to guard the drivers, however on the opposite facet we’d like variety and the technique of expressing your self and we all know that that is necessary to Lewis.
“With out going into element – the place the piercings stayed and the place they didn’t – I’m certain they’ll come to decision.”