The FIA’s ban on F1 drivers wearing jewellery in the cockpit is BACKED by Grand Prix Drivers’ Association chief Alex Wurz… despite Lewis Hamilton’s fury at being made to take out piercings he has worn for years

Alex Wurz, chairman of the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association, has backed the FIA’s ban on wearing jewellery in the cockpit. While Wurz believes the FIA should have gone about enforcing the safety ban in a more collaborative manner, he said: ‘It’s a rule for the right reasons.’ With the governing body also keen to ensure drivers wear fire-compliant underwear, Wurz recalled a talk he attended as a youth given by Denmark’s Kris Nissen, who survived a fiery sportscar crash in Japan in 1988. ‘He showed his body and said, “Look at this”,’ said the Austrian, once of Benetton, McLaren and Williams.

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