Auto Motor und Sport: Formula 1 drivers could be fined for wearing jewelry
MOSCOW, May 7 – Formula 1 drivers could be stripped of points if they violate FIA rules regarding wearing jewelry in a car during a Grand Prix, according to Auto motor und sport.
For the first violation, the athletes will be fined 50,000 euros and 25,000 suspended, for a second violation – 100,000 plus 25,000, which were originally suspended. For the third violation, the rider will have to pay 250,000 euros. Also, the pilot can be deprived of up to ten points. If the team provides the race director with false information about the jewelry and piercings of their pilots, they can be fined 250,000 euros.
Before the Miami Grand Prix, race director Niels Wittich reminded the ban on wearing jewelry in the car. Seven-time Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton from the Mercedes team said he could not remove his nose and ear piercings on his own and was ready to refuse to participate in the American stage. The FIA will make an exception to the British rider with a call to solve the problem before the next Grand Prix.