Lewis Hamilton Allowed To Circumvent The F1 Anti-Jewelry Measure

Britain's Lewis Hamilton, a seven-time Formula One world champion, has received official permission to circumvent the anti-jewelry measure imposed on F1 drivers.

Previously, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) asked Lewis Hamilton to remove his numerous pieces of jewelry when driving, but the world champion refused and made a public scandal on this subject.

Lewis Hamilton, 37 years old, likes to wear gold rings, necklaces, different watches on his wrist, aligned to different time zones, and also has an earring and a nose piercing.

On Friday, the FIA decided to let him race with his jewelry and piercings in the Formula 1 circuits until at least 30 June. The situation will be reviewed by F1's medical committee on this particular date.

Lewis Hamilton vs The F1 Anti-Jewelry Measure

So, basically, Hamilton has been granted a waiver to allow him to race wearing jewelry and piercings, which is normally banned in F1 for safety reasons.

"Frankly, I think too much attention has been drawn to this. I've said all I have to say about this topic at the last races and I'm just focusing on this weekend's race," Lewis said, according to La Libre.

Previously, the famous F1 driver explained that he has "several piercings that I can't take out, that few people know about".

"I have no plans to remove them. I feel there are personal things, you should be able to be who you are. There are things I can't move, I can't even take them off. These in my right ear are literally 'welded', so I should cut them off or something. So they'll stay," Hamilton added.

While the ban on wearing jewelry on board was introduced in 2005 as a safety measure, it has never really been enforced by the F1 drivers. This season, however, new FIA race director Niels Wittich has decided to enforce it.

"Wearing jewelry in the form of piercings or metal chains around the neck is prohibited during competition and can therefore be checked before the start. Wearing jewelry during competition can hinder medical interventions as well as subsequent diagnosis and treatment if they are necessary following an accident," Niels Wittich explained.

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