The FIA gave Lewis Hamilton a stark two-race warning in Miami over his dawning of multiple items of jewellery while operating his W13 across the weekend.
Each time he was asked about the subject, the seven-time world champion insisted that he had no intentions of removing anything.
It is understood that his warning time ran out at the close of the Spanish Grand Prix, and as we head to Monaco, Sky Sports has claimed the British driver will likely avoid sanction.
In response to the individual issue, talks have been sparked between drivers, the FIA and the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association on the existing rules around jewellery and their active enforcement.
Defending the ban earlier this month was GPDA chairman, Alex Wurz, who said officials were right to ask drivers to remove all jewellery when in the cockpit due to safety issues.
However, he also admitted that the manner in which it was addressed could have been less confrontational.
“It is a rule for the right reasons,” Wurz said.
“I would have probably liked a slightly different approach of how to deliver the message.
“I don’t want to end up in football where there are more hands in the air and verbal abuse…you have to work together. It’s a style I would have preferred in this case.”
The issue of wearing jewellery is among a number of rules – rarely enforced – that is being clamped down on this season.
FIA President Mohammed Bin Sulayem said he wants to ensure F1 drivers are seen as ‘good role models’ to those working their way up the ranks.
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