Hamilton faces investigation over breach of rules on drivers’ equipment

2022 Singapore Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton has been summoned to meet with the stewards at the Singapore Grand Prix over a potential breach of the FIA International Sporting Code.

A document issued by the FIA confirmed Hamilton is under investigation for an “alleged breach of Appendix L, Chapter III of the FIA International Sporting Code.”

The article defines what drivers must and cannot wear during track sessions. It refers to helmets, flame‐resistant clothing, the frontal head restraint, safety belts and the wearing of jewellery.

The FIA has not specified which aspect of the rules Hamilton may have breached. But the wearing of jewellery has been a bone of contention between him and the FIA this year.

The sport’s governing body announced in May it would take a tougher stance on drivers not wearing the correct flame-resistant underwear and failing to comply with its restrictions on wearing jewellery. This brought Hamilton into conflict with the federation as he claimed some of his earrings were “welded in” and could not be removed.

The matter was eventually settled, but Hamilton made it clear he was not impressed the FIA had clamped down on the issue. He emphasised his point by arriving at an FIA press conference ahead of the Miami Grand Prix wearing many items of jewellery, and stating the sport’s governing body “have bigger fish to fry.”

He is due to meet with the stewards ahead of today’s qualifying session for Singapore Grand Prix.

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22 comments on “Hamilton faces investigation over breach of rules on drivers’ equipment”

  1. I already know which direction this comments section will go in…

    1. Self-irony?

    2. A discussion about the cardigan he wore on Thursday?

    3. A discussion about the cardigan he wore on Thursday?

  2. Sir Lewis Hamilton thinking he’s above the rules? Oh, what a surprise.

    1. No, the rules are below Sir Egesta

  3. How could anyone be expected to comply with rules that have existed since before they even entered Formula 1, and on a mere 5 months’ notice?

  4. Hamilton no longer behind by a “nose”?

  5. If only F1 / FIA adhered to their own rules of the sport with the same zeal that they employ to regulate noserings and dreadlock beads…

  6. At least Hamiltons alleged breach doesn’t give him an unfair sporting advantage…..unlike teams breaking the financial rules.

    1. LOL, What he said…

  7. Oh good now he can play the victim again

  8. How to get into a driver’s head prior to them qualifying …. Not!

  9. Well turns out he was told by a doctor to leave the piercing in because it kept getting infected. If he gets fined, whaatever. His health comes first. So all the haters can shut up.

  10. Did he exceed the jewellery budget?

    1. Ahaha excellent ! You rule ! 😁

  11. This is so racist I don’t even know what to say. I’ll miss Lewis annoying these old white men when he’s gone.

    1. Yes that ‘old white’ Mohammed bin Sulayem is so racist isn’t he…

      1. You turds jumped on this right away. What race is Mohammed bin Sulayem? He’s as white as anyone old white guy I know.

        1. Nurse! He’s off his meds again!!

    2. In what summoning a driver for potential rule breach is racism ? 🤔
      I don’t see the factual link …

      1. You want me to spoon feed you? Look it up turd.

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