Lewis Hamilton has informed Components One’s rulers that he will have to chop off his ear to meet their jewelry calls for.
While the prohibition of overall body piercings has been in location because 2004, F1’s new race director Niels Wittich introduced the rule to the fore in his pre-race notes below in Melbourne in advance of addressing the matter straight with Hamilton and his peers in a two-hour drivers’ briefing.
Wittich says the legislation is there to secure the driver by not hindering a fast escape from their car.
But in a exhibit of defiance, Hamilton competed at Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix with piercings in the two ears and a nose stud.
“I never have any ideas on getting rid of them,” reported the 37-year-aged, who completed fourth at Melbourne’s Albert Park.
“They are particular points. You need to be ready to be who you are. There is stuff that I are not able to go.
“I actually are not able to even take these out. These ones on my proper ear are welded in so I would have to get it chopped off. They will be staying.”
The FIA clause states that “the putting on of jewelry in the sort of entire body piercing or steel neck chains is prohibited all through the levels of competition and may therefore be checked before the commence.”
Hamilton could theoretically be fined or docked details if he breaks the sporting code.
Having said that, is comprehended the FIA are waiting around to see if Hamilton’s stance will adjust more than the coming races right before analyzing no matter whether motion is necessary.