Lewis Hamilton is AGAIN in hot water over his nose stud and the Mercedes star faces a fine for wearing the jewelry in practice three of the Singapore Grand Prix – but the British racer insists he has a MEDICAL CERTIFICATE after the piercing has become infected
- Lewis Hamilton could be fined for wearing his nose ring while training in Singapore
- The British driver previously faced issues with F1 authorities in the UK
- Hamilton was third in qualifying behind Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez
Lewis Hamilton faces a fine after being summoned by stewards for reinserting a nose stud in violation of FIA rules.
The Mercedes man wore the jewelry in third practice at the Singapore Grand Prix and it’s unclear if he took it off for qualifying.
A protracted dispute with the FIA over jewelry in the cockpit follows. Hamilton finally relented ahead of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone in July and had stayed away from piercings ever since.
The subpoena read: “The driver and team representative are required to report to the Stewards at 19:45 in relation to the following incident.
“Driver 44 – Lewis Hamilton Reason Alleged breach of Schedule L, Chapter III of the FIA International Sporting Code.”
An FIA spokesman said a fine was the most likely option for the four-man stewarding body, which included former British racing driver Derek Warwick.
Lewis Hamilton faces a fine after wearing a nose stud in Singapore in third practice session
Hamilton’s decision to wear a nose stud during July’s British Grand Prix also caught the attention of F1 authorities, as previously reported by Sportsmail – although he later removed it ahead of qualifying.
At the time, the governing body’s president, Mohammed Ben Sulayem, was very concerned about enforcing the regulation banning drivers from wearing jewelry in their cars – and it’s clear that three months later, that’s still the case.
While suspensions are sometimes imposed for such breaches of the rules, the more usual option would be a fine, which is more of a precedent than a financial problem for Britain’s wealthiest active athlete.
Following the conclusion of qualifying on Saturday, Hamilton will start third on the grid, behind a front row of Charles Leclerc on pole and Sergio Perez in second. Max Verstappen starts in eighth place.
Hamilton (r) poses with the front row Sergio Perez (l) and Charles Leclerc after qualifying
The Mercedes driver wore the nose stud in practice, but it is unclear whether he wore it in qualifying
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-11270247/Lewis-Hamilton-faces-fine-wearing-nose-stud-Singapore-Grand-Prix-practice.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Lewis Hamilton faces a fine for wearing his nose stud in the third practice session of the Singapore Grand Prix