Lewis Hamilton is a character who wears his heart on his sleeve, and in Monaco and Montreal something was clearly bugging the Mercedes driver, thus it has come as no surprise that around this time that he has split up (again) with former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger.
It has emerged that the 2008 world champion was in the throes of the separation, which so affected his demeanour. When asked in Montreal what the problem was he gave a hint when replying, “What I’m projecting is not disappointment, I’ve just got stuff on my mind.”
In contrast, ahead of his home race at Silverstone, Hamilton declared, “I feel good. I am really happy. My mind was a bit clouded, [although] it didn’t really affect my weekend [Canada] in terms of performance and being able to do the job, but I feel good. And I am looking forward to this weekend [British GP] and just getting on with it.”
Meanwhile The Sun reports a ‘friend’ saying, “Nicole is heartbroken about the split. She thought he was ‘the one’ but it didn’t work out. She and Lewis broke up around a month ago and have been keeping it quiet since then.”
“Only a few close friends and family knew and they’ve been comforting both of them. They’re both very busy people and have been forced to spend a lot of time apart. Who knows whether things might change in a year’s time. They do still love each other, but they are not together as it stands.”
“It’s so hard to keep up a relationship when they’re barely in the same country as each other. Both have supported each other in their careers and will continue to do so. But the nature of their work ultimately cost their relationship,” the report added.
Hamilton and Scherzinger started dating after meeting at the MTV Awards in 2007. They first split up in January 2010 but were back together four months later. The most recent split reportedly took place around the first week of June. (GP247)
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We asked the question after the Canadian GP weekend: What’s really bugging Lewis Hamilton?