Lewis swaps Mercedes F1 car for moped and ride through Rome with Nicole on Valentine’s Day

Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger in Rome

Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger in Rome

The on-off Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger love affair appears to be very much back on as the Mercedes driver was spotted zooming around Rome on Vespa during a Valentine Day’s splurge with the former Pussycat Doll passenger clinging on for the ride.

Sunday People published pictures of the two love-birds clearly enjoying their Roman escapade, all but confirming reports that the pair are back on track, with marriage very much a possibility – both are apparently keen to tie the knot and put an end to the uncertainty that has affected their relationship over the years.

Vespa ride through Rome

Vespa ride through Rome

A friend of the couple is quoted saying, “During the time Lewis and Nicole spent apart, he was absolutely ­distraught and he said that if he ever got her back he would never let her go. He adores Nicole. They are so in love. Their circle of friends think that now that they’re back together they will be married within months.”

After the last break up with the pop singer Hamilton said, “What I have decided to do this year is just focus on the most important thing and that’s racing.”

“Of course I accept that my personal life is in the domain but I’d rather just focus on racing. But things are good. So I’m happy.”

Nicole Scherzinger with Lewis Hamilton at the 2013 Malaysian GP

Nicole Scherzinger with Lewis Hamilton at the 2013 Malaysian GP

“But it is a priority for me to create that atmosphere around myself because it’s a happy bubble where you are happy with your friends and family and the people you love most,” he added.

Hamilton will be back in action for Mercedes at the forthcoming Bahrain testing, starting on 19 February with the first grand prix in Melbourne less than a month later, on 16 March. (GP247)

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