Mohammed Ben Suleiman, president of the FIA, the world’s motorsports regulatory body, said seven-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton would be fined from competing at the Monaco Grand Prix if he failed to stop wearing jewelery during the race.
Hamilton requested the FIA to relax its stern judgment against drivers wearing body piercing and neck chains during a race in Florida last weekend, which the FIA rejected.
The F1 has already made rules for drivers wearing jewelry for many years, but this year the FIA has sealed the rules.
This is the first time Ben Sullivan has spoken publicly about the FIA’s imposition of a jewelry ban. And, when the FIA president stopped saying whether Hamilton would be banned from driving in Monaco, he confirmed that fines would be issued.
“It’s up to him. There are penalties that apply,” Ben Suleiman was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.
“It’s like if someone moves on the road – you can’t stop them from doing that but they get fined, even if it’s accidental,” he said.
During the Miami race, Hamilton claimed it felt like a “backward step” for the game.
“It simply came to our notice then. I’m here to be a playmate, we have big fish to fry, “he said.