Lewis Hamilton, Christian Horner defiant on Formula 1 jewellery ban



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Lewis Hamilton, Christian Horner defiant on Formula 1 jewellery ban

After Formula One management had reiterated on Sunday that jewelleries must not be worn during racing events, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton, the seven-time world champion, had reacted rebelliously saying he would not be leaving behind his ear piercings and a nose stud.

As the incident unfolds, one of the new FIA race directors Niels Wittich wrote in a pre-race Australian GO note, “The wearing of jewellery in the form of body piercing or metal neck chains is prohibited during the competition”.

Nonetheless, Lewis Hamilton, the 37-year-old legend in Formula one verse with the highest number of wins and podium finishes, said to the reporters after finishing fourth in Albert Park on Sunday that he would not shrug off his jewelleries as beforemtioned.

Hamilton defies F1 jewellery ban as Horner made jokes about the law

Speaking with the reporters, Hamilton said after the race, “I don't have any plans on removing (them). I feel there are personal things. You should be able to be who you are.

There is stuff that I can't move. I literally can't even take these out. These ones on my right ear, they are literally welded in so I have to get them chopped off or something like that. So, they will be staying. In the matter of the fact, latest remarks from a defiant Lewis Hamilton came forth as FIA has decided to enforce a ban on jewelleries during racing events this year.

Nonetheless, there has not been anything new about the legislation, as it has been stated in Appendix L of the FIA’s International Sporting Code. In tandem, while the subject was raised before Saturday’s qualifying, Red Bull boss Horner joked, “I certainly won't be checking our drivers underwear for compliance.