Lewis Hamilton to race in Miami after backing down in jewellery row with F1

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Lewis Hamilton has backed down in his dispute with Formula One’s governing body over jewellery and will now race in Sunday’s Miami Grand Prix.

Rules state drivers are not permitted to wear jewellery in the car for safety reasons. The regulation has not been rigidly enforced until this season when Niels Wittich, the new race director, informed drivers he would be clamping down and checking they were not wearing jewellery. Wittich is understood to be strongly backed in the move by the new FIA president, Mohammed ben Sulayem.

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Written by Giles Richards in Miami
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/may/06/lewis-hamilton-ready-to-miss-f1-miami-gp-over-jewellery-standoff under the title “Lewis Hamilton to race in Miami after backing down in jewellery row with F1”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.