LEWIS HAMILTON has been warned by Grand Prix Drivers’ Association chairman Alex Wurz that wearing jewellery risks “years of agony”.
The FIA are planning a crack down on the issue of drivers competing wearing jewellery.
Lewis Hamilton is keen to keep racing with jewellery for the rest of the 2022 seasonCredit: Rex
Mercedes ace Hamilton has vowed to carry on competing with his nose stud inCredit: Reuters
Ruled imposed by the FIA forbid drivers wearing jewellery during races, which started at the inaugural Miami GP.
SunSport understands that Mohammed bin Sulayem, the FIA’s President, is fixated on cracking down on Hamilton, as he flexes his muscles since taking the role in December.
Mercedes ace Hamilton has been given a two-race exemption from the rules after declaring he has at least two piercings he is unable to remove.
The 37-year-old has been given until the Monaco Grand Prix to make sure he isn’t breaking the rules, but he is keen to be given an exemption to race with jewellery for the rest of the season.
British icon Hamilton has vowed to keep racing with a nose stud despite the prospect of being slapped with a huge fine.
He has even been warned by Ted Kravitz that he could be BANNED from racing should he fail to remove all of his piercings.
And now GDPA chairman Wurz has insisted that Hamilton is making a mistake by keeping his jewellery on as he stated that the FIA rules are in place to protect drivers.
Wurz, who raced in F1 from 1997-2007, revealed he never forgot a talk given by Danish race Kris Nissen in 1988 when he was youngster.
Nissen was involved in a fiery crash at Japan’s Fuji circuit in 1988 where inappropriate clothing led to prolonged suffering.
Quoted by Sky Sports, Wurz said: “He showed his body and said ‘look at this’.
“For him the absolute most painful thing after fire, and it wasn’t a long fire, was the rubber (elastic) in his normal pants being burnt into the skin.
“He said (it was) for years agony and pain. And it educated me.
“At this moment I said I don’t want to live these consequences, only for (not) taking my pants off and putting fireproof underpants on. The same with jewellery.
“It is a rule for the right reasons. I would have probably liked a slightly different approach of how to deliver the message.
“I don’t want to end up in football where there are more hands in the air and verbal abuse… you have to work together. It’s a style I would have preferred in this case.”
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