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Lewis Hamilton Warned He Could Be Banned For Monaco Grand Prix

Ryan Sidle

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Lewis Hamilton Warned He Could Be Banned For Monaco Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton has been told that he risks being banned from driving in the Monaco Grand Prix, because of his continued stance on wearing jewelry.


The FIA decided this season that they would clamp down on drivers wearing jewelry whilst racing in Formula One, despite the fact the rule has been overlooked for years.

Hamilton is probably the most affected of the drivers, with Sebastian Vettel even saying that the clamp down seemed 'targeted' at the seven time world champion.

During the Miami Grand Prix last weekend, Hamilton agreed to take out his earrings, despite a brilliant pre race troll during his press conference, but was given a two race exemption for the nose ring, as it requires surgery to take it out.

However, asked after qualifying if he was happy with the resolution, the 37-year-old said, "No, no.

"I got an exemption here, I'll get an exemption for the rest of the year. Wedding rings are allowed."

Hamilton wore all the jewelry in Miami. Image: PA Images
Hamilton wore all the jewelry in Miami. Image: PA Images

The original exemption was for the debut in Miami and the race in Barcelona next week but will run out before the teams head to Monaco for the most iconic, if not most boring, race of the season.

And now the 37-year-old has been warned that he risks being banned by the FIA, with Sky Sports pundit Ted Kravitz talking about the possibilities of it happening.

"He's taken his earrings out but he can't take out his nose [stud] and we thought he was going to have minor surgery to take out the nose [stud]." Kravitz said on Sky's The Notebook.

"Hamilton's now saying, having been given two races' grace, here [Miami] and in Barcelona, that he will not take out his nose [stud].

"He doesn't want to, doesn't think it's something the FIA should be doing, so it looks like the war between Hamilton and the FIA continues.

Hamilton at the Monaco grand prix. Image: PA Images
Hamilton at the Monaco grand prix. Image: PA Images

"Is he going to rack up fines when we get to Monaco and he hasn't taken it out because the hole has closed up? It's not as easy as him being able to just take it out like he can his earrings.

"So there is a little storm brewing. Hamilton has said they can fine me whatever they want, but it's not as simple as that."

The last thing the former McLaren driver needs is being forced to sit out a race, or several races, considering the issues he's had this season.

He's gone from a world title contender, and a man unlucky to have missed out on the last lap of the last race, to struggling to beat new teammate George Russell.

The Mercedes car hasn't been up to the standard of front runners Ferrari and Red Bull and it's been particularly tough for Hamilton.

With nothing left to prove in the sport, and with race suspensions hanging over him, there's a chance he could just call it a day if the FIA persist.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Formula 1, Monaco, Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes

Ryan Sidle
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