LEWIS HAMILTON has been given a ‘grace interval’ to take away physique piercings.
Lewis Hamilton is going through some enormous fines (Picture: GETTY)
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Lewis Hamilton WILL be fined by the FIA if he fails to cease sporting jewelry whereas driving in F1, Mohammed ben Sulayem has confirmed. F1 has had guidelines in place for drivers sporting jewelry for a number of years now, but it surely’s solely this 12 months the FIA have appeared to stamp down on these rules.
Hamilton has been outspoken on the matter, questioning why the FIA are solely imposing the protection rule now. The 37-year-old appeared to buckle to the FIA stress on the Miami Grand Prix by eradicating practically all his jewelry.
Hamilton reportedly held a dialog with FIA physician Sean Petherbridge simply earlier than follow for the Miami Grand Prix. However he is been given only a two-race ‘grace interval’ to take away different piercings on his physique.
That settlement solely runs till the tip of the month, placing in jeopardy his possibilities of competing on the Monaco Grand Prix. Studies have indicated that Hamilton could possibly be banned from driving within the prestigious race on the finish of Might.
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Lewis Hamilton eliminated most of his jewelry for the Miami Grand Prix (Picture: GETTY)
Ben Sulayem has now spoken publicly for the primary time on the jewelry ban being enforced by the FIA. And, whereas the FIA president stopped wanting saying whether or not Hamilton can be banned from driving in Monaco, he did affirm that fines will probably be issued.
“That is as much as him. There are fines that apply,” he informed the Day by day Mail. “It is like if somebody speeds on the roads – you may’t cease them doing it however they get fined, even when it was unintentional.
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“You may’t let folks off as a result of they’re your pals. There must be one rule for all, and that is that.” He added: “I like jewelry.
“I completely like it. However within the automotive there could be no selection. Individuals say they (the foundations) have not been carried out earlier than. Do not ask me why not.
“Individuals can ask the outdated regime why that’s the case.”
F1 returns to Europe subsequent week for the Spanish Grand Prix the place all eyes will as soon as once more be on Hamilton and whether or not he can have eliminated his nostril piercing.