Welcome to GPFans

CHOOSE YOUR COUNTRY

  • NL
  • GB
  • FR
  • ES-MX
  • GB
FIA slated for "nonsensical" jewellery debacle
WK2022
Ferrari boat rocked as Ricciardo untangles Red Bull Mercedes choice - GPFans F1 Recap
1
Russell reveals key advantage he has over Norris
24
F1 LIVE - Albon charity auction raises funds for Thai orphanage
1
McLaren warning over missing puzzle pieces
1
Vasseur issues Horner jibe after landing $10million windfall
3
F1 not ruling out sprint at every grand prix
Ricciardo explains Red Bull lure after Mercedes talks
Gallery: Inside Aston Martin's new factory
2
Ocon delivers brutal broadside on Alonso Alpine partnership
Why Ferrari Binotto divorce threatens upward curve
1
Binotto resigns as Ferrari team principal
1
Aston Martin showcase £200m "game changer" that can turn tide in F1 title fight
Hamilton urges GPDA to hold F1 accountable
Red Bull respond to having political target on its back
FIA slated for "nonsensical" jewellery debacle

FIA slated for "nonsensical" jewellery debacle

FIA slated for "nonsensical" jewellery debacle

FIA slated for "nonsensical" jewellery debacle

Former IndyCar race winner Danica Patrick has slated the FIA's clampdown on jewellery as "nonsensical" after the issue again fell under the spotlight.

Ahead of the Miami Grand Prix, F1's governing body added jewellery and underpants checks to the scrutineering obligations in order to ensure drivers were not driving whilst wearing metal accessories.

Lewis Hamilton continued with his vow to continue wearing pieces given he has two permanent piercings and insisted he was prepared to take a ban in the future.

The furore has overshadowed the beginning of the inaugural event in Miami, with Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel poking fun at the clampdown - the Mercedes driver turning up to the press conference ahead of practice with a plethora of accessories and the German wearing underwear over his race suit ahead of FP1.

Visibly frustrated by the situation when talking to Sky Sports F1, Patrick fumed: "This is so stupid. Who cares?

"I wore earrings my entire career, the entire career. No one ever said a word. It is up to you what your threshold is for danger.

"The rules for Formula 1 are not the rules for other series so just because it is something about setting an example doesn't mean they are going to change the rules necessarily in some other series."

After revealing he had contacted the FIA for additional talks, news followed that he and other drivers would be given a two-race exemption whilst discussions continue.

Patrick added: "I think Formula 1 and tongue piercings in the same sentence is not something I thought would happen."

"I think it is nonsensical, it doesn't matter and it is at your own risk."

Ontdek het op Google Play