Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has allayed fears Lewis Hamilton will be kicked out of this weekend’s British Grand Prix by boasting the FIA’s jewellery clampdown is “going to go away.”
Hamilton’s hottest medical exemption to get rid of his nose stud expired on Thursday, but he appeared for his push conference at Silverstone with the merchandise of jewellery nevertheless in spot.
With Components One’s governing human body eager to implement the rule, there was a concern that Hamilton could be summoned by the stewards if he refused to acquire the piercing – which he says are unable to be quickly taken off – out for initial practice on Friday.
But speaking to the PA news company, Wolff stated: “We know there is a safety difficulty with motorists and Lewis understands that.
“The FIA has compromised so far. I hope the dialogue to carry on and that there will not be any controversy this weekend. That is going to go away.
“Then we go over wedding bands, nose piercings and the implications on drivers’ protection.”
Hamilton was afforded a two-race health-related exemption at the Miami Grand Prix on Might 8 – to the seventh spherical of the marketing campaign in Monaco on May perhaps 29.
A 2nd extension was then agreed, and Wolff’s opinions would show a third exemption will be granted ahead of Hamilton’s dwelling race.
Speaking on Thursday, Hamilton mentioned: “It is form of crazy with all that is likely on in the environment, that this is the aim for men and women.
“I would say it is worrying. We have so substantially more substantial fish to fry. We need to target on other critical areas.
“I will be racing this weekend and performing with the FIA. The issue is not massively vital so I will get the job done with [FIA president] Mohammed [ben Sulayem] and his team to development forward.”