They veered on and off the tracks for seven years, finally hitting the skids for good in 2015, but Formula 1 ace Lewis Hamilton is still inspired by his ex Nicole Scherzinger.
So much so that the aspiring singer is writing some new music and it’s all about the former Pussycat Doll.
Speaking of his tunes, Lewis told The Mirror: “I’ve been inspired by life – the easy stuff like relationships, that’s always easy to talk about, and partying.”
But Hamilton insisted there will be nothing negative in there about his former flame.
He said: “It’s not really break-ups or none of that emotional stuff, it’s usually fun stuff. It’s the good stuff in relationships. It’s usually about the excitement when you’re in something new.”
Ambitious Hamilton, who certainly doesn’t lack confidence, added that while he has hopes to top the charts, the music won’t be out anytime soon.
“I wish I could release my album this year, but right now I’m focused on working on getting the fourth championship,” he said.
“I hope at some stage people will hear it, but it’s not ready yet. I’m not doing any collaborations, I’m just working on my own stuff.”
31-year-old Hamilton previously revealed that he is “very serious” about pursuing a music career, saying: “Music has been a huge passion of mine since I was really young,” Hamilton said. “I started playing guitar when I was 13. In here, I can be me, I can be vulnerable. I can show a side of me that people don’t get to see.”
“I never thought I would have people following me. You know, fans. I want to share it with them, I want to see what they think.”
Time will tell…
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