Hamilton can wear jewellery until June 30: “That is not where my focus is”

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The FIA has extended the deadline for drivers to remove all jewellery until June. Lewis Hamilton comments on the issue and reveals what he’s still wearing.

Ahead of the Miami Grand Prix, the FIA has exempted Lewis Hamilton from having to remove all of his jewellery, while in the car until Monaco.

However, the deadline has now been extended and drivers have until June 30 to comply. Ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix, Lewis was once again asked to comment on this issue.

“Honestly, I feel like there is way too much time and energy given to this,” the Briton said.

“I have said everything I feel I need to say on it in the last races. That is not where my focus is for this weekend.

“I have taken out my studs every time I have been in the car and I will continue to do so and the nose ring is not a problem at the moment.”

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Lewis was then asked if he could find a positive from the collaboration between the FIA and the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association regarding the issue.

“I mean [the ban] came in in 2005, I think we have all worn jewellery all of our careers in Formula 1.

“It has never been a problem in the past and there is no reason for it to be a problem necessarily now.

“It is positive we are working with them and they are accommodating a little bit at the moment but we shouldn’t have to keep on revisiting this thing every weekend.

“We have definitely got bigger fish to fry,” concluded Hamilton.

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