Lewis Hamilton set for further talks with FIA president after backing down at British GP

Sir Lewis Hamilton has been fighting back against the enforcement of the jewellery regulation this season.

 Sir Lewis Hamilton is expected to sit down with FIA President Mohammed ben Sulayem in the coming days to hold more discussions surrounding the controversial jewellery regulation.

Race director Niels Wittich has twice written in his race director’s notes this season that drivers are not to wear jewellery or any non-fireproof clothing in the cockpit.

The anti-jewellery law was introduced in 2005, and covers all FIA sanctioned events, including Formula E, the World Endurance Championship, the World Rally Championship and more.

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Hamilton fought back against the enforcement of the rule, affirming that the “unnecessary spat” was a “step backwards” after all of the positive progress that has been made in recent years

The seven-time champion agreed to remove his nose stud at Silverstone last weekend after he was given until round 10 to make his permanent fixtures removable, but he was still not happy with the way the FIA have handled things.

“It’s worrying, we’ve got bigger fish to fry,” he said, quoted by the Daily Mail.

“We’ve really got to start focusing on more important areas.

“I will be racing this weekend, I’m working with the FIA.

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“The matter is not massively important, I’ll work with Mohammed and his team to take the next steps forward.”

According to Sportsmail, the Briton will meet with ben Sulayem ahead of this weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix to discuss the matter further.

Hamilton finished third in Silverstone after a late Safety Car brought an end to his pursuit of the Ferraris of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz while on fresher tyres.

However, after the Scuderia opted not to pit Leclerc, the 37-year-old passed the Monegasque for P3 following Sergio Perez’s comeback after suffering damage after contact with the 24-year-old on the red flag restart.

All of that came after Hamilton was put back down to fifth during the red flag period having made it up to third off the initial start, before he was involved in an exciting battle with McLaren’s Lando Norris.

The win might have been up for grabs had it not been for a series of circumstances that worked against the Mercedes driver.

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“For a while, it was feeling on, I mean just a bunch of things kind of went against us a little bit, just the start, we got up to third, and then they put us back to fifth,” Hamilton told Sky Sports.

“Then I lost the ground to Lando so I spent a bunch of laps trying to get past him.

“Then the gap was like five/six seconds to catch the Ferraris, but I was doing good times and catching them up.

“I had a really good long stint and I really thought ‘yeah, maybe we could fight for the win here,’ but unfortunately the gaps were getting too big.

“And the pit stop was not very quick… and at the end just the warmup, [I] struggled with the warmup.

“So then I lost out to two cars and it was tough, it was so tough today.”

Hamilton’s rostrum appearance in front of his home crowd was his third of the season, and his second consecutive following his P3 in Montreal a fortnight ago.