Hamilton says will have to `chop nuts off` to meet F1’s next season weight requirements
London – Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton has said that he will have to ‘chop his own nuts off’ to meet next season’s ‘bonkers’ weight rules of the FIA.
According to the Mirror, even super-fit rival Jenson Button, who competes in triathlons, revealed the new limits set to come in for the 1.6 V6 formula in 2014 make him too chubby to be a winner at just 11 stone.
Grand Prix aces are to meet on Friday in the paddock here at the Mokpo circuit to decide whether they will push for changes over fears some could get ill trying to meet the new limits, the report said.
Even though the car and driver weight limit goes up from 642g to 690kg, the new power units are heavier than expected, putting pressure of the heavier racers to find the difference, the report added.
Hamilton said that he weighs about 71 kilos and after learning that the ideal would be just 65 kg, he could not achieve it without cutting his nuts off because he eats really healthily.