Lewis Hamilton may miss BGP
Lewis Hamilton is on the verge of being banned from this weekend’s British Grand Prix as the row over wearing jewellery in the cockpit reaches fever pitch.
The 37-year-old is standing his ground, as it stands, in spite of the jewellery ban imposed on drivers by Formula 1 this season.
Hamilton has failed to remove a nose stud and several earrings, which he claims are ‘nearly impossible’ to take out, but with the grace period regarding jewellery expiring today, the British driver now potentially faces expulsion from Silverstone.
F1 president Mohammed Ben Sulayem is keen to stick to his insistence that the previously unenforced jewellery rule is an important safety issue.
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If Ben Sulayem is not talked into a compromise position, Hamilton could either be fined or even prevented from racing this Sunday, and beyond.
“I love jewellery. I absolutely love it. But in the car there can be no choice,” Sulayem said last month. “People say they [the rules] haven’t been implemented before. Don’t ask me why not. People can ask the old regime why that is the case”.