Singapore GP race referee had taken no action after summoning Hamilton for wearing jewelleries behind the steering wheel at Singapore GP qualifying, as the 37-year-old explains why he needs to wear his nose stud despite being warned multiple times.
Hamilton finishes Singapore GP at ninth and currently stands at sixth place in driver's championship title race with five races ahead. He tallies 170 points with six podium finishes this season. His chances appears to be slim to achieve a better finish as Hamilton's Mercedes' teammate Goerge Russel and Sainz are standing at fourth and fifth place with 203 and 202 points respectively.
However, Mercedes has been met with a €25,000 in punitive measures.
Hamilton unveils conversation with race referee on nose stud
Followed by the qualifying on Saturday, Hamilton had explained why he had to wear his nose stud.
Speaking in an interview with a press agency, Hamilton said he had to wear his nose stud because the doctors had asked him to keep that in place in order to avoid further infection. Hamilton had nose infection after removing his nose stud previously.
The 37-year-old F1 legend was quoted as saying in an interview with a press agency, "I've had my jewellery and my nose stud for years and obviously we had that whole commotion at the beginning of the year. At the time it was like soldered in, so it didn't come loose.
They gave me, at the time for many races, an exemption so I could find a solution. Then I went to get it taken out and tried to find a solution, putting it in and out. It got infected because of that and I was just continuing on with this infection.
I got a blood blister and had quite a sore on my nose. Then I went back and had to have the blood blister fixed, because there was puss and blood. I put this back in and in the last two weeks it's started to heal and they've asked that I keep it in.
It's crazy that we're having to talk about something so small. I take everything else out. At this point, I don't really care to be honest”.