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Lewis Hamilton could be banned from the British Grand Prix due to row over wearing jewellery

Lewis Hamilton could be BANNED from this weekend’s British Grand Prix as the brawl over his nose bolt reaches boiling point… with no seven-time champion or new FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem pulling back from the jewel line

  • Lewis Hamilton could be banned from British Grand Prix for jewelery driving
  • Hamilton refuses to withdraw despite FIA ​​jewelry ban
  • FIA president insists the rule is a major safety issue for the sport
  • Nelson Piquet banned from F1 for life after using n-word about Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton may be kicked out of the British Grand Prix as the fight over wearing jewelry in the cockpit reaches boiling point.

This latest controversy has reared its head after Nelson Piquet was banned from Formula 1 for life for using the n-word about the seven-time world champion.

In the most extreme of conditions, Hamilton could be banned from his home race for taking to the track wearing jewels – a move that would test the ire of 140,000 fans at Silverstone on Sunday.

Lewis Hamilton could be banned from British Grand Prix over fight over wearing jewelry in cockpit

Lewis Hamilton could be banned from British Grand Prix over fight over wearing jewelry in cockpit

If Hamilton can't compete, it would test the patience of the 140,000 fans at Silverstone

If Hamilton can’t compete, it would test the patience of the 140,000 fans at Silverstone

The jewelry-wearing grace period ends Thursday, but Hamilton keeps his controversial nose stud

The jewelry-wearing grace period ends Thursday, but Hamilton keeps his controversial nose stud

The jewelry-wearing grace period ends today, but Hamilton keeps his controversial nose stud.

The FIA ​​is not holding back either. At least for now.

President Mohammed Ben Sulayem insists that the previously unenforced jewelry rule is a major security concern.

If Ben Sulayem is not talked into a compromise position, Hamilton could be fined or, in extremis, prevented from racing.

Three-time world champion Piquet, meanwhile, apologized for his use in a podcast recorded last November of the Portuguese word “neguinho,” meaning little n*****, but it wasn’t enough to save him from a permanent ban from his paddock pass.

FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem emphasizes jewelery rule is a major safety concern

FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem emphasizes jewelery rule is a major safety concern

This is an unprecedented sanction for a world champion. It was issued as a warning to anyone of any stature who makes racist comments.

While there was no official statement about Piquet’s fate, Sportsmail understands that if the 69-year-old Piquet wanted to attend an event, his accreditation would be blocked. He rarely attends races, although he has occasionally been a caller at his home Grand Prix in Brazil.

Nelson Piquet was banned from Formula 1 for life for using the n-word about Hamilton

Nelson Piquet was banned from Formula 1 for life for using the n-word about Hamilton

F1 chief executive Stefano Domenicali attended to personally sign Piquet's ban

F1 chief executive Stefano Domenicali attended to personally sign Piquet’s ban

In his statement, Piquet said: “I would like to clarify the stories circulating in the media about a comment I made in an interview last year.

“What I said was ill-considered and I’m not defending it, but I’ll clarify that the term used is a term that has been commonly and historically used in Brazilian Portuguese as a synonym for ‘man’ or ‘person’ and was never intended to insult.

“I would never use the word I’ve been accused of in some translations. I strongly condemn any suggestion that the word was used to belittle a driver because of his skin color.

“I offer my sincere apologies to everyone affected, including Lewis, who is an incredible driver, but the translation in some media is not correct.

“Discrimination has no place in F1 or society and I am happy to clarify my thoughts on that.”

The words cut little ice on F1 headquarters in Piccadilly, where CEO Stefano Domenicali personally signed Piquet’s ban.

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