Lewis Hamilton could be banned from British Grand Prix 1 month ago

Lewis Hamilton could be banned from British Grand Prix

The grace period given to Hamilton over his nose stud ends today

Lewis Hamilton is at risk of being banned from this weekend's British Grand Prix as his row with the FIA over wearing jewellery in the cockpit continues.

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Hamilton has been locked in a battle with the sporting body over his wearing of jewellery and has been continuously asked to remove his nose stud due to health and safety issues.

The 37-year-old has ignored the calls and with the grace period expiring on Thursday, Hamilton could now face consequences for his defiance.

If the FIA decide to take the most extreme punishment, Hamilton could be barred from competing at his home race, the Daily Mail reports, which would come as a massive disappointment to the estimated 140,000 fans who will be there to watch him race.

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Nelson Piquet banned from F1 paddock

The debacle comes in the wake of the news that Nelson Piquet has been banned from the Formula One paddock indefinitely after he used a racially offensive term to describe Hamilton.

Piquet later apologised but said that he never intended to cause offence, insisting that the term is one commonly used in the Brazilian Portuguese language.

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He said: "I apologise wholeheartedly to anyone that was affected, including Lewis.

"I would never use the word I have been accused of in some translations.

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"The translation in some media that is now circulating on social media is not correct. Discrimination has no place in F1 or society and I am happy to clarify my thoughts in that respect."

Piquet's ban means he will not be allowed to attend this weekend's race at Silverstone.

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