Lewis Hamilton walked within the Paddock prior to the F1 Grand Prix of Miami on the Miami International Autodrome on Sunday – after backing down over his promise to boycott it over wearing piercings while racing.
The racing driver, 37, showed off his eclectic sense of favor in an unmissable pink T-shirt which he teamed up with an equally-oversized pair of trousers.
Putting his best fashion foot forward in a pair of coordinating trainers, he framed his face with giant purple sunglasses and accessorised with a stunning gold watch.
Wow! Lewis Hamilton donned an unmissable pink T-shirt and oversized trousers on Sunday… after backing down on promise to boycott the Miami Grand Prix over piercings
Shooting a thumbs up towards onlookers, the sportsman gave the impression to be in high spirits and even signed autographs for his adoring fans.
The F1 champ previously admitted he’d should pull out of the race if FIA insisted he remove his piercings but in a swift U-turn, agreed to a medical examination on the track on Friday and whipped out all but two piercings.
Lewis insisted these studs can’t be removed easily and has been granted a two-race exemption to maintain them in place while he looks into possible solutions.
In keeping with reports FIA President Mohammed bin Sulayem is ‘fixated’ on cracking down on Lewis’ flouting of the principles as he continues to wear jewellery to race.
Standing out: He framed his face with giant purple sunglasses and accessorised with a stunning gold watch
Signature: Shooting a thumbs up towards onlookers, the sportsman gave the impression to be in high spirits and even signed autographs for his adoring fans
Woah! Lewis showed off his eclectic sense of favor with the eye-popping display
During a press conference ahead of the race on Friday, Lewis made a press release in three watches, eight rings, 4 necklaces, one bracelet and two earrings.
When asked what was happening regarding his piercings, he said: ‘I actually do not know. As I said, I am unable to remove not less than two of them. One I am unable to really explain where it’s. But what I can say is it’s platinum that I actually have, so it is not magnetic. It’s never been a security issue previously.’
Adding that there is a possibility he may not race, Lewis said: ‘So yeah, in the event that they stop me then so be it. We have got a spare driver. So we’re well prepped for the weekend.
‘There’s lots to do in the town anyway so it would be good either way. I could not get any more [jewellery] on today!’
Having a blast! He went on to take pictures with fans who greeted him as he made his option to the race
Dazzling: He put the of completion on his outfit with a chunky silver chain necklace
He said that he believes that the initiative is a ‘step backwards’ for sport and told how he has been wearing jewellery while racing for 16 years.
Nevertheless, his U-turn agreement to the medical test and two-race exemption to maintain them in means he can proceed to drive in the meanwhile.
It comes after race director Niels Wittich sent a letter to groups yesterday revealing his intention to clamp down on jewellery, because it could grow to be ‘lodged or snagged’ while driving.
Last month, Lewis suggested he was unfazed by the FIA’s warning regarding jewellery, joking that he has some piercings which can’t be removed amid the newest crackdown.
Formula One drivers were served a reminder that they’re banned from wearing jewellery while racing ahead of the Australian Grand Prix.
Controversy: The F1 champ previously admitted he’d should pull out of the race if FIA insisted he remove his piercings (pictured in April 2022)
The ruling was included within the Melbourne event notes that were issued by recent F1 race director Niels Wittich, who will share the position with Eduardo Freitas following the sacking of Michael Masi.
It has been a part of the sporting regulations since 2005, though drivers who’ve worn jewellery behind the wheel haven’t been penalised.
Lewis took the reminder in his stride, though, and was in a relaxed mood because the drivers took to the Albert Park track for the primary time in three years.
‘I’ve got several piercings that I actually cannot take out, that not loads of people know of,’ the Briton joked, via Day by day Telegraph.
‘But that is been the rule perpetually so nothing recent.’
Backtracking: But in a swift U-turn, he agreed to a medical examination on the track on Friday and whipped out all but two piercings (pictured in March 2022)
Lewis then turned his attention to reigning champion Max Verstappen and said: ‘I do know you’ve got a nipple piercing, man!’
The Red Bull ace quipped: ‘You wish to see it again?’.
The brand new race directors though are set to take a sterner stance and effective those that are caught wearing any type of body piercing or metal neck chains.
It’s said the reminder isn’t geared toward anybody person and that multiple drivers up and down the grid have been spotted wearing jewellery – also including rings and bracelets.
Lewis was seen wearing a nose stud at each last 12 months’s season-ending Abu Dhabi GP and this 12 months’s opener in Bahrain, where it was clearly visible through his open visor.
The Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) confirmed a nose stud would fall foul of the ban, raising the prospect of Hamilton being forced to remove it.
The rule prohibiting the wearing of jewelry is Article 5 of the third chapter of Appendix L of the governing body’s International Sporting Code (ISC).
The complete wording of the rule states: ‘The wearing of jewelry in the shape of body piercing or metal neck chains is prohibited through the competition and should due to this fact be checked before the beginning.’
Able to race: Lewis takes part within the race in Miami this weekend after he was granted a two-race grace period to search out an answer for his jewellery