Lewis Hamilton gets a medical waiver from F1 chiefs meaning he MAY wear his two nose studs while driving… due to ‘disfigurement concerns’ if he were to remove it repeatedly
- Formula 1 stewards have released Lewis Hamilton from a jewelery ban
- They accepted that he risked disfigurement if his nose piercings were removed
- The seven-time champion was inspected before the exemption was granted
Lewis Hamilton is expected to race in Bahrain with not one but TWO nose studs after being given an exemption to wear jewellery.
He was cleared by the FIA ahead of the opening race of the season because the process of taking the studs in and out could cause him ‘mutilation’.
It is the latest twist in an endless saga in which Hamilton takes on the FIA, who want to have jewelery removed for safety reasons. The Mercedes man retired last season and removed his then nose stud at Silverstone in July.
However, the piercing returned in Singapore after Hamilton issued a medical certificate stating that he had contracted an infection.
It now appears that during the winter he had the right side of his nose pierced in addition to his left.
Lewis Hamilton has been given permission by the F1 chiefs to wear his two nose studs while driving
Formula 1 officials accepted removing it could ‘mutilate’ Hamilton
Again, here in Bahrain, he has provided a doctor’s note explaining why he continues to wear the jewelery despite the repression. No action will be taken this weekend. The exemption is expected to last the entire season.
The FIA statement read: “The stewards heard from a team representative and obtained a medical report from the Mercedes team doctor, who requested an exemption.
“The stewards have consulted the FIA medical representative, who has reviewed the medical report, examined the driver and agrees with the opinion therein.
“We have decided not to take any further action because of concerns about deformity with frequent attempts to remove the device.”