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Lewis Hamilton is unlikely to face a penalty for wearing piercings at the Monaco GP this weekend

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The FIA ​​gave Hamilton two races to remove the jewels after the showdown at the Miami Grand Prix with that grace period having elapsed after last week’s race in Spain; Watch the entire Monaco GP live only on Sky Sports this weekend

Last update: 05/27/22 12:00 am

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Lewis Hamilton has said he has no intention of removing his piercings

Lewis Hamilton is unlikely to face a penalty for continuing to wear piercings at the Monaco Grand Prix this weekend, Sky Sports News has learned.

Hamilton was told by the FIA ​​at the Miami Grand Prix earlier this month that he had two races to remove the jewels, something the Briton said he had no intention of doing.

That grace period elapsed after last week’s Spanish Grand Prix, but more talks are planned.

The FIA, individual drivers and the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association (GPDA) have held constructive discussions on the subject of the jewels.

GPDA chairman Alex Wurz said earlier this month that Formula 1 is right to ban jewelery in the cockpit, saying it is in the best interest of drivers, but believes the FIA ​​could have applied the rule in a different way. less confrontational.

“It’s a rule for the right reasons,” said Wurz, a former Benetton, McLaren and Williams driver.

Damon Hill says Hamilton has a chance of winning the Monaco Grand Prix, especially with rain forecast for race day.

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Damon Hill says Hamilton has a chance of winning the Monaco Grand Prix, especially with rain forecast for race day.

Damon Hill says Hamilton has a chance of winning the Monaco Grand Prix, especially with rain forecast for race day.

“I probably would have liked a slightly different approach to how to get the message across.

“I don’t want to end up in football where there are more hands in the air and verbal abuse… you have to work together. It’s a style I would have preferred in this case.”

The ban on jewellery, as well as the wearing of non-compliant undergarments, has been in the rules for a long time, but was rarely enforced until the FIA ​​clamped down this season.

FIA President Mohammed Bin Sulayem said he was cracking down to ensure F1 drivers are seen as “good role models” for younger drivers working their way up the ranks.

Hamilton explains Monaco’s ‘intense’ demands: ‘I couldn’t celebrate the last win!’

Hamilton explains how he came to love Monte Carlo ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix in a special feature on Sky Sports F1.  Watch the full piece on Friday during our F1 coverage

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Hamilton explains how he came to love Monte Carlo ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix in a special feature on Sky Sports F1. Watch the full piece on Friday during our F1 coverage

Hamilton explains how he came to love Monte Carlo ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix in a special feature on Sky Sports F1. Watch the full piece on Friday during our F1 coverage

Hamilton has opened up about the challenges and demands of the iconic Monaco GP, admitting he was too tired to celebrate his latest victory in F1’s “most grueling” race, which he describes as a “lottery”.

in a sky sports f1 Reflecting especially on Hamilton’s memories in Monaco, which is part of our excellent coverage this weekend, the seven-time world champion also speaks of his desire to add to his three momentous victories.

F1’s exciting 2022 season heads to Monte Carlo for round seven, with Hamilton as one of 20 drivers preparing for the ultimate test on the tightest of street circuits, as barriers appear at every dangerous turn.

“It’s unique and probably one of the most intense weekends,” admitted Hamilton on the Sky Sports F1 exclusive. “The desire and will to win is fueled.”

Ted Kravitz is in Monte Carlo to anticipate the return of the Monaco Grand Prix

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Ted Kravitz is in Monte Carlo to anticipate the return of the Monaco Grand Prix

Ted Kravitz is in Monte Carlo to anticipate the return of the Monaco Grand Prix

Hamilton, who enters the weekend sixth in the Mercedes championship, added that after beating Max Verstappen to victory in 2019, he was too exhausted to enjoy the day.

“Mentally and psychologically it is probably the most exhausting [race]he explained. “Because it’s so tight, so fast, so short between corners.

“The other street circuits… Baku is a bit wider. This track is literally barrier, barrier, barrier. It’s less physical, just mentally you’re completely full afterwards!”

The entire Monaco GP weekend is exclusively live on Sky Sports F1, with the on-track action kicking off with practice one on Friday from 12.30pm.

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