The FIA have have been branded ‘infantile’ by former driver Romain Grosjean over their stand-off with Lewis Hamilton in regard to the jewelry ban. The seven-time world champion has been embroiled within the saga since FIA boss Mohammed ben Sulayem started to clamp down on drivers sporting jewelry behind the wheel.
Seemingly left bemused by the choice, the seven-time world champion criticised the ruling – even turning as much as media appearances in additional equipment than regular to make his level. Hamilton claimed he was unable to take away a nostril stud on a medical exemption mid-campaign.
However previous to the British Grand Prix, the Englishman was issued an ultimatum by the governing physique, and finally backed down. This isn’t the one time the FIA have been concerned in a stand-off with drivers, with the federation seemingly by no means removed from controversy every race week.
And ex-Lotus, Renault and Haas man Grosjean believes the ‘infantile’ off-track disputes might properly flip followers off. Chatting with Sky Sports activities’ Any Pushed Monday programme, he stated: “Off-track a few of the issues that that have been talked [about] this yr have been, I do not know, a bit bit infantile – it simply feels prefer it’s probably not needed.”
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Alluding to this, he went on: “There’s been so many guidelines in Formulation 1 that, you already know, it is difficult – just like the Alonso case. It is only a unhealthy instance of too many guidelines.
“Like they did not use the rule within the race after which post-race they dominated that it is unsafe, however the hurt was already made. If it was unsafe, he ought to have stopped the automobile earlier than. After which there was some extra guidelines on prime of the foundations that meant Alpine might get the place again, and it is simply difficult.”