LEWIS HAMILTON and the FIA are set to return to blows this weekend over jewelry because the Mercedes star’s two-race exemption ends.
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Lewis Hamilton might trigger ‘chaos’ on the Monaco Grand Prix by threatening to not race over the FIA’s jewelry ban, warns former Channel 4 commentator Ben Edwards. He claims the seven-time champion might trigger a ‘large shock’ and refuse to race on Sunday if he’s compelled to take away his necklaces, rings and earrings.
Equally, Edwards has steered the FIA is also left in a ‘tough place’ in the event that they again off and let Hamilton do what he needs. He warns the FIA can’t be seen to ‘all of the sudden again off’ which might trigger credibility complications for the governing physique.
It comes after the FIA launched a crackdown on the usage of jewelry behind the wheel this season. Hamilton has brazenly defied the ban however was given a two-race exemption to adjust to the foundations for the Miami and Spanish Grands Prix.
It means Hamilton should adjust to the foundations this weekend or might face penalties equivalent to a heavy positive. Chatting with Categorical Sport, Edwards mentioned: “In the event that they each resolve to essentially maintain up in opposition to one another it will be an enormous drawback.
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Lewis Hamilton might refuse to drive in Monaco over the FIA’s jewelry ban (Picture: Getty)
“The FIA, in the event that they’re declaring one thing laborious they’ll’t be seen, actually, to all of the sudden again off. It is an attention-grabbing factor they’ve determined to do however they’ve determined to do it.
“In the event that they now again off it reasonably places them in a difficult place. I am a bit intrigued by the entire scenario as to the way it will work out and the way they are going to handle to return to a compromise.
“If not it might trigger chaos if Lewis all of the sudden says ‘nicely I am not racing’, that might be an enormous shock to the entire world of System 1. I am intrigued to know whether or not they can come to some kind of compromise on this. It’s such an odd factor to have such a hardball second about.”
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Lewis Hamilton has run out of exemptions on his jewelry (Picture: Getty)
Hamilton purposefully wore three watches to the Miami Grand Prix press convention in protest on the transfer. He has hit out in opposition to the ban publicly, including: “It’s virtually like a step backwards.
“If you consider the steps we’re taking as a sport and the extra vital points and causes we have to be specializing in.” Nevertheless, the Mercedes star was given a short lived exemption after assembly with the FIA medical workforce about items of jewelry he couldn’t simply take away.