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Hamilton ignores race director and keeps his piercings anyway

Hamilton ignores race director and keeps his piercings anyway

11 April - 09:35 Last update: 09:39
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Lewis Hamilton has no intention of adhering to the regulations of the new race director. The Brit wants to be who he is in the cockpit and argues that some jewelry cannot be removed from his body either.

Race director has no impact

Prior to the Australian Grand Prix, a notable point could be found in the Race Director's Event Notes. Niels Wittich, as race director, can point out some areas in the Event Notes before the race. It was notable that for this GP he highlighted that it is forbidden for drivers to wear jewelry and piercings during a session.

So this is not a new rule, but one that Wittich felt deserved more attention again. The description also stated that this would be checked for before the race, but that didn't quite work out for Hamilton. According to Reuters, the seven-time world champion let it be known that he will leave some jewelry on.

Hamilton doesn't follow rules

''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,'' said Hamilton.

The Briton, together with Max Verstappen, also laughed about the rule prior to the weekend. The Dutchman stated that he could not wear jewelry because he was already on the heavy side, but then Hamilton reminded his rival of 2021 that he knew about his nipple piercing.

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