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Hamilton reveals which pieces of jewellery he will remove ahead of Monaco

As talks continue over the topic of drivers wearing jewellery while on the track, Lewis Hamilton has given an update on how he is approaching the rule ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix.

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Lewis Hamilton has revealed which pieces of jewellery he will and will not remove as talks over the issue of drivers wearing jewellery whilst on the track continue.

While regulations governing the wearing of jewellery have been in place for 15 years, this has generally been loosely policed.

However, the FIA opted to clamp down on the issue from the Miami Grand Prix weekend onwards, with two additional clauses introduced into the scrutineering documentation that teams have to submit prior to an event.

Hamilton has been vocal about his opposition to the issue in recent weeks. The seven-time World Champion was handed an exemption allowing him to wear unremovable jewellery during the Miami and Spain race weekends, giving him until Monaco to remove his "welded in" pieces.

But, in light of this, Hamilton suggested that he did not intend to remove his jewellery before the deadline.

Since then, RacingNews365.com has learned that the FIA have postponed the enforcement of the jewellery ban, with talks set to continue between the drivers and the president of the FIA medical commission, Dr Sean Petherbridge, over the Monaco weekend.

Hamilton gives update on jewellery situation

Ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix, Hamilton was asked whether he was planning to remove his nose stud, as well as being quizzed on his earrings and his general thoughts on how discussions on the topic were going.

The Mercedes driver admitted that he is trying to focus more on what goes on behind the wheel, rather than off-track matters.

"Honestly, I feel like there's just way too much time and energy being given to this," Hamilton told media, including RacingNews365.com.

"I've said everything I feel I need to say on it [during] the last races. That's not what my focus is this weekend."

In regards to which pieces of jewellery he is and isn't removing, Hamilton explained: "I've taken out my studs for every time I've been in the car, and I will continue to do so.

"The nose ring is not a problem at the moment."

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