Lewis Hamilton on Monaco GP collision course with FIA as Brit faces being banned today

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LEWIS HAMILTON faces being stopped from racing on the Monaco Grand Prix.

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Lewis Hamilton could also be blocked from taking his Mercedes out on observe on the Monaco Grand Prix at present if he has not had a nostril piercing surgically eliminated. Method One’s governing physique the FIA maintain the facility to cease the seven-time world champion from partaking in first observe this afternoon (1pm UK). Hamilton has threatened to boycott races if the FIA uphold their crackdown on drivers carrying jewelry whereas within the cockpit of their automobiles.

Race director Niels Wittich defined that doing so “can hinder each medical interventions in addition to subsequent prognosis and remedy” after an accident. However Hamilton has made his dislike of the rule clear and turned up in Miami Grand Prix carrying a number of rings, watches and necklaces. He has vowed to “get an exemption the remainder of the 12 months” after being let off for the previous two races however now faces being denied from leaving the pits.

Sky Sports activities F1’s Ted Kravitz defined: “It is a security rule from the FIA and so they say that drivers aren’t allowed to put on steel chains or steel piercings as a result of if they’ve a critical accident and so they must be put in a MRI scan or someplace the place you possibly can’t have steel, it is a magnetic resonance imaging scan, you possibly can’t have one thing steel in your physique.

“This rule has been round since 2005 however not been enforced with reference to Hamilton’s earrings or his nostril piercing. He was advised two races in the past in Imola to take away it or he wouldn’t be allowed to take part. He was given two races grace, the Miami Grand Prix and the Spanish Grand Prix, to take away his nostril piercing.

Lewis Hamilton on Monaco GP collision course with FIA as Brit faces being banned today

Lewis Hamilton on Monaco GP collision course with FIA as Brit faces being banned at present (Picture: GETTY)

Lewis Hamilton on Monaco GP collision course with FIA as Brit faces being banned today

Lewis Hamilton on Monaco GP collision course with FIA as Brit faces being banned at present (Picture: SKY SPORTS)

“He argued it wanted some minor surgical procedure to chop the nostril ring out after which take away it, as a result of his nostril has grown across the different facet of it. So we have right here and it’s doable that if Lewis does not take away his nostril piercing in time for first observe that the FIA may say ‘Sorry the driving force needs to be scrutineered’.

“That [means he] is examined to adjust to the foundations in the identical approach that the automobile must be examined to adjust to the foundations. If the driving force does not go the foundations as they’re, then the driving force isn’t allowed to drive the automobile.”

Requested why drivers are allowed to put on marriage ceremony rings, Kravitz added: “I imagine it is as a result of most individuals – I can not as a result of my finger has grown round my marriage ceremony ring – [but] I feel lots of people can get their marriage ceremony rings off. So should you do have an accident and you should have that a part of your physique in an MRI then you possibly can both get it [the ring] off or they’ll take it off fairly simply.

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Lewis Hamilton on Monaco GP collision course with FIA as Brit faces being banned today

Lewis Hamilton on Monaco GP collision course with FIA as Brit faces being banned at present (Picture: GETTY)

“However with a nostril piercing the place Hamilton describes it, he cannot take it out as a result of his nostril has grown across the piercing, then you definately would not be capable to get that out or it could be an obstacle to his remedy if he was concerned in a nasty accident.”

Hamilton will undoubtedly be requested about his piercing within the drivers’ press conferences. He’ll sit down alongside Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, Alpine’s Esteban Ocon, Haas’ Kevin Magnussen and McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo at 9.30am.

Requested about it on the final Grand Prix in Barcelona, Hamilton mentioned: “I have never had any discussions with anyone for the reason that final time I spoke on Sunday on the final race. So what I am conscious of is that those that are married are allowed to put on their marriage ceremony ring.”

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