Lewis Hamilton started a new F1 season last month, as Mercedes aim to win an eighth consecutive championship. The Brit has opened up on his relationship life, admitting that he’s “open” to finding a new girlfriend. Who has Lewis Hamilton dated? The list includes former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger and Rita Ora.
Lewis Hamilton will be hoping to make history this year, as he aims to win his eighth F1 world title. It would make him the most decorated Formula One driver in history, surpassing Michael Schumacher’s record of seven titles. He could also match Schumacher’s record of five consecutive world titles The 36-year-old signed a new contract with Mercedes in February, earlier this year.
The deal keeps him with the team for a further year, with an option to extend the contract another season. Hamilton has previously explained that he’s currently too busy to have a girlfriend. It’s believed that he’s been single for a number of months, although he’d be open to settling down if he met the right person. “I’m a workaholic. I don’t have time for it,” he said, back in 2018.”When you travel as much as I do it’s hard to keep up a relationship,” he told The Times. “I’m of the mindset that I’m not going to do that until I’ve stopped and no longer have to be so single-minded. “I want to have kids, but I want to be there for them — to be a good and present dad — but I’d be open to it if I happened to come across somebody special. “Hamilton’s most well-known relationship was with former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger.
The pair had an off-and-on relationship spanning eight years, from 2007 until 2015.It’s believed that they stopped dating because of their constant travel commitments, although Scherzinger previously admitted she thought he was “the one”. “I definitely think he could be the one,” she said at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards. “We might be moving in together soon. Everything is going so well. “We’re deciding whether to buy in the UK or the States. I love English accents, Lewis’s in particular.” After they split, Hamilton was rumoured to have romantic links with various different celebrities. He was reportedly seeing singer/songwriter Rita Ora for a brief period, after she supported him at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, in 2016.The F1 star has also been rumoured to have relationships with Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Winnie Harlow, and even Danielle Lloyd.
Hamilton started the 2021 F1 season last month in Bahrain, alongside Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas. Hamilton had won in Bahrain for the past two years, and added another win to his record for the first race of the 2021 season. Speculation surrounding Hamilton’s future in the sport has escalated in recent months, after only agreeing a one-year contract with Mercedes earlier this year.