President Mohammed Ben Sulayem gives a clear warning to the British seven time Formula 1 champion as Lewis Hamilton is currently battling with the FIA over the wearing of jewellery in races, Sulayem has warned the Mercedes driver about the issue.
Lewis Hamilton is in a bit of a bind at the start of the season in his Mercedes AMG F1 team. While the British driver is looking for an eighth Formula One world title, his performances are disappointing, seemingly distracted by a non-issue.
The 37-year-old has been at the centre of a number of controversies including a dispute with the FIA over the wearing of jewellery in races. Lewis Hamilton refuses to remove his jewellery, but Mohammed Ben Sulayem, president of the FIA, has sent him a clear message.
“There has to be one rule for everyone, and that’s it,” says Sulayem,
“I would like Lewis to be a role model, an ambassador, to send the right message to all young drivers and avoid a tragedy,” the president clarifies,
“We need to use him for the right cause. I like jewellery, I love it, but in a car there can be no choice. People say it hasn’t been done before. Don’t ask me why, you can ask the former governance why it wasn’t,” said Mohammed Ben Sulayem.
The president then makes clear Lewis Hamilton’s possible fines, which could amount to €50,000 and then €250,000.
“It is up to him to decide. There are fines that apply. It’s like when someone is speeding on the road: you can’t stop them from doing it, but they get fined, even if it’s accidental. You can’t let people do it because they are friends. There has to be one rule for everyone, and that’s it. Hamilton was warned.”