Formula One drivers have been warned for a long time before the Australian Grand Prix not to wear any jewelry (rings, piercings, etc.) while driving, and not to forget to wear fireproof underwear.

Niels Wittich, one of the new race directors in the series, also addressed the topic at Saturday night’s racing briefing. Lewis Hamilton has spoken on the subject before, saying he has body jewelry that he simply can’t remove. The seven-time world champion, on the other hand, was outraged by the fact that this also delayed the briefing, while several members of the International Automobile Federation (FIA) wore no masks at the meeting.

“It was the longest briefing of my life,” said the Mercedes driver, among others RacingNews365.comto. “I’ve been racing for a long time, but none have been that long, and no one has had a mask. Several of the riders wore it, but most of the FIA ​​not at all, which caused me inconvenience. ”

“I don’t even understand why they pick up little things like this underwear case. Are we really talking about that? ” Said the British. “We’re moving on to that, but I don’t feel it would make the situation any worse.”