“Where My Ring Was…”: Romain Grosjean Makes Sombre Revelation on Gruesome Sakhir GP Crash as F1 Jewelry Ban Debacle Continues

Published 05/07/2022, 4:55 PM EDT
BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN: Romain Grosjean of France and Haas F1 walks in the Paddock before the F1 Grand Prix of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit on March in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

F1 race directors Eduardo Freitas and Niels Wittich have put their foot down on a jewelry ban during races. This ban has caught a lot of attention from drivers and fans alike. Feeling targeted by the enforcement of the ban, Lewis Hamilton revolted the best way he knows how, in style! An unnecessary spat from the FIA directors, according to some when there are bigger problems to solve.

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Niels Wittich, in a note, reminded all team principals about the jewelry ban. To make sense of the ban, the director emphasized several points. He reiterated the point that the wearing of jewelry underneath the flameproof clothing could reduce heat transmission protection and increase the risk of burn injuries.

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But the man that literally walked out of the fire, Romain Grosjean does not agree with FIA. The risk of burn injuries and the fact jewelry might even hinder medical intervention during a serious incident is a precautionary measure. But Grosjean knows a thing or two about such an incident. But Grosjean mentions how he always wears and wore his ring and his watch.

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And he even shows his burned hand where the ring finger is the only part that’s protected. And he says, “Where my ring was, I was protected. I was protected by my wife and saved by my sons.” 

The F1 jewelry ban is not as absurd as the underwear ban

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The FIA jewelry ban is one of many rules that the newly appointed directors are enforcing on the drivers. One such rule among the rest is the mandated fireproof underwear rule. Which Sebastian Vettel hilariously protested in a Super-Man-Esque way.

Formula One F1- Saudi Arabian Grand Prix – Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – December 2, 2021 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel during the press conference Hassan Ammar/Pool via REUTERS

The regulation underwear guidelines coupled with the jewelry ban are picking up a lot of heat from the drivers. And not wearing regulation underwear is a serious offense for which the FIA has handed fines in the past in Formula E.

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Can’t do anything without being under a microscope if you’re an F1 driver. But the regulation to wear flameproof underwear under a firesuit is probably too much.

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Mahim Suhalka

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Mahim Suhalka is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. This Sports Management post-graduate is an ardent supporter of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team and their lead driver, Lewis Hamilton. The fact that Lewis dominated one of the most expensive sports in the world for all these years, despite his humble beginnings, has been a huge inspiration for Mahim and has made him a tenured fan of the competitive sport itself.

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