F1’s jewelry ban is for correct causes, claims GPDA’s Wurz

7-time globe winner Lewis Hamilton and the FIA were in a standoff at this month’s Miami Grand Prix about piercings the Mercedes driver has raced with for years and mentioned he could not remove.

Hamilton has been informed to acquire them out by the Monaco Grand Prix on May possibly 29 but has said he has no intention of accomplishing so.

“It is a rule for the right causes,” previous Benetton, McLaren and Williams driver Wurz, who is heavily associated in driver protection and instruction, instructed Reuters.

“I would have in all probability appreciated a slightly distinct technique of how to supply the message.

“I never want to conclude up in soccer where by there are a lot more fingers in the air and verbal abuse…you have to function together. It is really a style I would have favored in this scenario.”

The ban on jewellery, as properly as the putting on of non-compliant less than-clothes, has very long been in the principles but not often enforced right up until the FIA clamped down this year.

It says objects beneath the required flameproof clothing could raise the chance of melt away injuries and has highlighted the danger of significant delays or complications if professional medical imaging is needed subsequent an incident.

FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem instructed the Day-to-day Mail final week he required Hamilton to mail the suitable concept to youthful drivers as a role product.

Wurz mentioned he had never neglected a speak he attended as a youngster offered by Danish former racer Kris Nissen, who experienced a fiery sportscar crash at Japan’s Fuji circuit in 1988.

“He showed his overall body and reported ‘look at this’,” recalled the 48-year-aged.

“For him the complete most agonizing detail following fire, and it was not a lengthy fireplace, was the rubber (elastic) in his regular trousers remaining burnt into the pores and skin. He said (it was) for years agony and suffering. And it educated me.

“At this minute I stated I you should not want to live these effects, only for (not) taking my trousers off and putting fireproof underpants on. The similar with jewelry.”

Miami suggestions

Wurz mentioned the GPDA was speaking to the FIA about the body’s refusal in Miami to protect a concrete wall with an electrical power-absorbing Tecpro barrier soon after Alpine’s Esteban Ocon and Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz crashed heavily.

Quite a few drivers accused the FIA of disregarding their issues, even though the entire body explained it had listened to their information but determined no adjustments have been necessary.

Wurz claimed hitting a concrete wall, even in a 2nd gear corner, was likely to harm.

A Tecpro barrier could just about halve the G forces, he added, and necessarily mean a driver would not will need health-related checks and the chassis and gearbox would keep on being intact.

That would save revenue, with teams issue to spending plan caps, and clear away the need to fly a destroyed chassis again to Europe, adding to the carbon footprint.

Wurz reported the GPDA had been instructed a barrier was obtainable and could have been set up.

“Strictly speaking we failed to have an harm, so probably you can say it (the barrier) is not necessary but we want to say that if we experienced it, it would strengthen the problem,” he included.

“No investigate in the environment can inform me it would have been a downside to set it (there).”