LEWIS HAMILTON may very well be prevented from racing in Monaco if he fails to adjust to the FIA’s stance towards drivers sporting jewelry.
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FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem has urged Lewis Hamilton to adjust to the governing physique’s stance towards drivers sporting jewelry when behind the wheel with a view to set an instance to the following era of racers. The 37-year-old often sports activities a nostril stud and earrings throughout races and has taken exception to the FIA’s determination to implement their agency view on the matter over the course of this season.
Hamilton has been given a grace interval till subsequent month’s Monaco Grand Prix to make sure that he removes all of his jewelry after being left unable to take out his nostril stud in Miami, with the outlet having closed as much as the extent that it was unattainable to take action. Ben Sulayem has since insisted that he needs Hamilton to obey the foundations with a view to stay as much as his standing as a optimistic function mannequin for budding drivers from world wide and avoid sending the unsuitable message to impressionable minds.
“There needs to be one rule, for everybody, and that’s it,” he mentioned. “And I need Lewis to be a task mannequin, an envoy, to ship the precise message to all younger drivers.”
Hamilton shouldn’t be the one driver on the F1 grid to put on jewelry frequently however is definitely essentially the most high-profile and it has been urged by many onlookers that he’s being particularly focused by the FIA’s hardline view on the subject. The saga dominated the headlines over the course of this month’s Miami Grand Prix and will doubtlessly outcome within the seven-time champion being prevented from racing in Monaco if he fails to conform earlier than the beginning of subsequent week’s occasion within the principality.
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Lewis Hamilton is against the FIA’s stance towards drivers sporting jewelry (Picture: GETTY)
It stays to be seen whether or not Hamilton will finally bow to the FIA’s calls for within the not-too-distant future with a view to avert the danger of being banned in what could be an embarrassing flip of occasions for the Mercedes talisman. He just lately criticised the organisation’s view on drivers sporting jewelry by insisting that it had been blown out of proportion earlier than admitting that he could be keen to liaise with the FIA with a view to discover a answer that fits all events concerned.
“I really feel nearly prefer it’s a step backwards,” Hamilton advised reporters in Miami earlier this month. “If you happen to consider the steps we’re taking as a sport and the extra essential points and causes we must be targeted on, I feel we’ve made such nice strides as a sport [but] that is such a small factor.
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The 37-year-old may very well be prevented from racing in Monaco if he fails to adjust to the ban (Picture: EXPRESS)
“I’ve been within the sport for 16 years, I’ve been sporting jewelry for 16 years. Within the automotive I solely have my earrings on and my nostril ring, which I can’t even take away. It appears pointless for us to get into this spat.
“I’ll attempt to talk and work with Mohammed, I’m right here to be an ally of the game, of Mohammed and of System One, and I feel we’ve obtained larger fish to fry, larger issues to do, extra impression to have, so I feel that’s actually the place the main focus needs to be.”
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