F1 megastar Lewis Hamilton could be set to miss the British Grand Prix this weekend and it all stems from one little thing.

Lewis Hamilton has been in the news this week for unwanted reasons after finding himself embroiled in a racial slur saga.

But as the Formula 1 world descends on Hamilton’s home country, the seven-time world champion finds himself in unfamiliar territory.

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Hamilton has never been shy of speaking out and he did so when he went against the FIA in early May.

After announcing a brand new ban on jewellery, Hamilton showed up to the Miami Grand Prix wearing eight rings, four necklaces, three watches and two earrings.

The standoff between Hamilton and the FIA has continued to drag on, however the grace period for the rule banning drivers from wearing jewellery to the track ended yesterday.

If Hamilton rocks up to the Silverstone circuit ahead of the British Grand Prix, the FIA could opt to ba him from the race.

It would be an extreme measure, and while Hamilton won’t be walking around like Don King … it’s his nose ring that could be the difference.

“I feel almost like it’s a step backwards, if you think of the steps we are taking as a sport and the more important issues and causes we need to be focused on,” Hamilton said when the ban was introduced.

“I think we’ve made such great strides as a sport. This is such a small thing. I’ve been in the sport for 16 years, I’ve been wearing jewellery for 16 years.”

“In the car I only have my earrings on and my nose ring, which I can’t even remove. It seems unnecessary for us to get into this spat.”

Hamilton was under threat of being banned from the Monaco Grand Prix, but was given the all clear after agreeing to remove his earrings. He was handed an exemption for his nose ring for two races as it reportedly requires surgery to be removed.

After qualifying the British superstar was asked if he was happy with the outcome.

“No, no. I got an exemption here, I’ll get an exemption for the rest of the year. Wedding rings are allowed,” Hamilton said.

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