Lewis Hamilton Will Be Fined If He Wears Jewelry During Monaco Race, Says FIA President
Mohamed Ben Sulayem, president of the world’s motorsports regulatory body FIA, has said that seven-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton will be fined from competing in the Monaco Grand Prix if he fails to stop wearing jewelery during a race.
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Hamilton has urged the FIA to relax its strict rules against drivers wearing body piercings and neck chains while competing in races in Florida last weekend, which were turned down by the FIA.
F1 has already made rules for drivers to wear jewellery for several years now, but it is only this year that the FIA appeared to stamp out those rules.
Ben Sulayem has now spoken publicly for the first time on the jewelery ban being enforced by the FIA. And, while the FIA president declined to say whether Hamilton would be banned from driving in Monaco, he confirmed that a fine would be issued.
“It’s up to him. Ben Sulayem was quoted by the Daily Mail as saying the fines apply.
“It’s like if someone speeds on the roads – you can’t stop them from doing it, but they get fined, even if it’s accidental,” he said.
During the Miami race, Hamilton claimed it felt like a ‘step back’ to the sport.
“It seems unnecessary to get involved. I’m here to be an ally of the game, we have big fish to fry.”
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