Hamilton defies Method One jewellery ban “I’ve to cut them up!”

New Method 1 race director Nils Wittich instructed drivers forward of the Australian Grand Prix that no jewellery can be allowed for racing periods, however Lewis Hamilton nonetheless wore earrings and a nostril stud; Hamilton: “They have been actually welded so I’ve to chop them…they keep.”

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Lewis Hamilton continues to wear jewelry for the Australian Grand Prix despite the FIA ​​campaign, with Sky Sports F1's Ted Kravitz stating there may be

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Lewis Hamilton continues to put on jewellery for the Australian Grand Prix regardless of the FIA ​​marketing campaign, with Ted Kravitz of Sky Sports activities F1 stating there could also be a “grace interval”.

Lewis Hamilton continues to put on jewellery for the Australian Grand Prix regardless of the FIA ​​marketing campaign, with Ted Kravitz of Sky Sports activities F1 stating there could also be a “grace interval”.

Lewis Hamilton has vowed to proceed sporting jewellery throughout racing regardless of a request from the FIA, with the seven-times world champion insisting “you must be capable of be what you might be” as he prepares for an additional battle in Method One.

Forward of the Australian Grand Prix, Method 1’s governing physique has beefed up a rule on jewelry, with new race director Nils Wittish telling drivers that “physique piercings or metallic neck chains” is not going to be allowed and might be checked earlier than the races.

However in a present of problem, Hamilton competed in Sunday’s race with piercings in each ears and nostril rings.

Requested after he completed fourth in Melbourne, Hamilton stated: “I’ve no plans to take away them.

    Hamilton says he doesn't have

Hamilton says he has ‘no plans’ to take away his jewelry

“I really feel prefer it’s private stuff. You have got to have the ability to be who you might be. There are issues I can not transfer.

“I actually cannot get her out [pointing to piercings on his right ear]. They’re actually soldered so I’ve to cut them up or one thing. So they’ll keep.”

The physique piercing ban has been in place in F1 since 2004, though Wittich introduced the rule again to the fore in his pre-race notes for the Australian race.

The Method 1 race director stated the legislation is in place to guard the motive force by not impeding a fast escape from their automotive.

Lewis Hamilton was pleased with Mercedes' lead over the weekend, with he and George Russell finishing fourth and third, respectively.

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Lewis Hamilton was happy with Mercedes’ lead over the weekend, with he and George Russell ending fourth and third, respectively.

Lewis Hamilton was happy with Mercedes’ lead over the weekend, with he and George Russell ending fourth and third, respectively.

Hamilton might theoretically be fined or factors deducted if he breaks the sports activities legislation.

However, Sky Sports activities He understands there might be a “grace interval” for drivers, with the FIA ​​ready to see if Hamilton’s place adjustments over the subsequent races earlier than deciding whether or not motion is required.

Mercedes questions FIA-Hamilton ‘battle’ over jewels

Hamilton had instructed Sky Sports activities F1 earlier within the weekend he had “no concept” why the drivers have been reminded of jewelry, whereas he and rival Max Verstappen joked a few “nipple piercing” at Friday’s press convention.

Hamilton added: “I’ve sure punctures that I can not do away with and never many individuals learn about. I am kidding, I am kidding!”

Sergio Perez overtook Lewis Hamilton to finish third in the Australian Grand Prix.

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Sergio Perez overtook Lewis Hamilton to complete third within the Australian Grand Prix.

Sergio Perez overtook Lewis Hamilton to complete third within the Australian Grand Prix.

“This has been the norm ceaselessly. Since I have been right here, it has been the norm, so there’s nothing new. I am going to convey extra jewellery subsequent week.”

Mercedes chief Toto Wolff additionally questioned the race director’s reminder in regards to the jewels. Wich oversaw the opening rounds of the season after changing Michael Massey after the controversial finish of 2021.

“The best way he ran the primary few races was respectful, strong and he did not do something unsuitable,” stated Wolff.

“however this [jewellery ban] A battle wanted at this level? Nonetheless, if it seems to be the race director’s largest unlucky misstep, I am going to take it a thousand instances.”