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Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes submit Hamilton paperwork just in time amid jewellery stand-off

The FIA have confirmed that Mercedes have now submitted a fully complete scrutineering sheet ahead of the 2022 Miami Grand Prix.

Hamilton Jewelry Miami
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Mercedes have submitted a "completely filled-in self-scrutineering sheet" ahead of the 2022 Miami Grand Prix amid an apparent stand-off between Lewis Hamilton and the FIA.

An initial scrutineering document, issued by the FIA, confirmed that Mercedes had failed to submit a completed self-scrutineering sheet to make clear that Hamilton was "complying with the requirement to not wear any jewellery, in the form of body piercing or metal neck chains or watches".

The document was signed off by FIA F1 Technical Delegate Jo Bauer, with no further word as to what might happen next.

But now, in a follow-up release by the FIA, it has been confirmed that Mercedes has "submitted a completely filled-in self-scrutineering sheet" for the 2022 Miami GP.

Scrutineering sheet submitted despite Hamilton being unable to remove some piercings

However, Hamilton has made clear to the members of the media, including RacingNews365.com, that a number of his jewellery items are "welded in" and cannot be moved on such short notice.

The seven-time World Champion was wearing multiple watches, necklaces, earrings, piercings and bracelets during his Friday morning press conference in Miami.

Hamilton also warned that he may not race in Miami, should the FIA tell him that he cannot do so without removing his jewellery.

He said: "If they stop me, so be it. We have spare drivers, so we're ready and prepared for the weekend. There is lots to do in this city so I'll be good either way!"

It remains to be seen whether Hamilton will be wearing jewellery during Friday's practice sessions.

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