Lewis Hamilton bares his tattooed chest in a plunging printed shirt ahead of the Miami Grand Prix

6 mins read

[ad_1]

Lewis Hamilton was spotted at the Miami International Autodrome on Friday ahead of Sunday’s Grand Prix after admitting he may have to pull out of the race.

The F1 champ, 37, has previously clashed with F1 bosses over his piercings after they declared that drivers were banned from wearing them while racing.

Lewis, who was baring his tattooed chest in a low-cut shirt, explained that two of his piercings aren’t removable – but refused to reveal where they were.

According to reports FIA President Mohammed bin Sulayem is ‘fixated’ on cracking down on Lewis’ flouting of the rules as he continues to wear jewellery to race.

Making a statement? Lewis Hamilton was spotted at the Miami International Autodrome on Friday ahead of Sunday's Grand Prix after admitting he may have to pull out of the race

Making a statement? Lewis Hamilton was spotted at the Miami International Autodrome on Friday ahead of Sunday’s Grand Prix after admitting he may have to pull out of the race 

During a press conference ahead of the race on Friday, Lewis made a statement in three watches, eight rings, four necklaces, one bracelet and two earrings.

When asked what was happening regarding his piercings, he said: ‘ Ireally don’t know. As I said, I can’t remove at least two of them. One I can’t really explain where it is. But what I can say is it’s platinum that I have, so it’s not magnetic. It’s never been a safety issue in the past.’

Adding that there’s a possibility he may not race, Lewis said: ‘So yeah, if they stop me then so be it. We’ve got a spare driver. So we’re well prepped for the weekend.

‘There’s lots to do in the city anyway so it will be good either way. I couldn’t get any more [jewellery] on today!’

He said that he believes that the initiative is a ‘step backwards’ for sport and told how he has been wearing jewellery while racing for 16 years.

Turning heads: Lewis shielded his eyes with some circular framed reflective sunglasses from his collection with Police Lifestyle

Turning heads: Lewis shielded his eyes with some circular framed reflective sunglasses from his collection with Police Lifestyle

The racing driver concluded that he wants to be an ‘ally’ to Mohammed bin Sulayem but believes there are bigger issues to be focusing on currently.

It comes after race director Niels Wittich sent a letter to teams yesterday revealing his intention to clamp down on jewellery, because it may become ‘lodged or snagged’ while driving.

Elsewhere at the track, Lewis put on his usual stylish display as he bared his tattooed chest in a plunging abstract printed shirt.

The F1 ace teamed the oversized top with a pair of matching loose fit trousers from Bianca Saunders and chunky Louis Vuitton boots. 

Lewis shielded his eyes with some circular framed reflective sunglasses from his collection with Police Lifestyle and accessorised with layered pearl necklaces. 

Stylish: He teamed the oversized top with a pair of matching loose fit trousers from Bianca Saunders and chunky Louis Vuitton boots

Stylish: He teamed the oversized top with a pair of matching loose fit trousers from Bianca Saunders and chunky Louis Vuitton boots

Taking to Instagram, he later changed in to a bold shade of violet going head-to-toe in luxury French fashion house Louis Vuitton. 

He layered a hook detail gilet with a waist tie over a £2660 technical tracksuit top with checkerboard printed panels down the sleeves. 

Lewis added a pair of slit evening trousers that coordinated with his jacket as he ensemble mirrored a racing suit. 

He completed his outfit with a pair of runner tatic trainers and Off White Virgil sunglasses.

Posing next to a red Mercedes for the snaps, he penned: ‘Trust me I can stand the heat.’

Eye-catching: Taking to Instagram, he later changed in to a bold shade of violet going head-to-toe in luxury French fashion house Louis Vuitton

Eye-catching: Taking to Instagram, he later changed in to a bold shade of violet going head-to-toe in luxury French fashion house Louis Vuitton

Bold: He layered a hook detail gilet with a waist tie over a £2660 technical tracksuit top with checkerboard printed panels down the sleeves

Bold: He layered a hook detail gilet with a waist tie over a £2660 technical tracksuit top with checkerboard printed panels down the sleeves

This comes as Lewis has said his 16-year Formula One career has been ‘genuinely quite a lonely journey’ as the Mercedes star spoke about the lack of diversity within the sport.

The seven-time world champion, who is the only black driver in F1, appeared on Good Morning America on Monday in New York.

It is F1’s first visit to Miami and alongside speaking about F1’s ‘booming’ popularity stateside, Lewis spoke about his mission to improve diversity within the sport with the Hamilton Commission, set up in 2020. 

Bringing the heat: Lewis added a pair of slit evening trousers that coordinated with his jacket as he ensemble mirrored a racing suit

Bringing the heat: Lewis added a pair of slit evening trousers that coordinated with his jacket as he ensemble mirrored a racing suit

‘It’s been genuinely quite a lonely journey,’ he said on the popular ABC show. 

‘Me and my family were the only black family. I’ve been racing 29 years, I’m 37 now. But I’ve been professional for 16 years and always most often being the only person of colour in the room. 

‘And when I asked the question there was no real great feedback answer to that question so I put together the Hamilton Commission because it starts with education and understanding.’

Honest: This comes as Lewis said his 16-year Formula One career has been'genuinely quite a lonely journey'

Honest: This comes as Lewis said his 16-year Formula One career has been ‘genuinely quite a lonely journey’

[ad_2]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Latest from Blog