Hamilton wants girlfriend close when racing

© F1 Pulse, 6 May 2013
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Lewis Hamilton is hoping that his pop singer girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger doesn’t continue her role as a judge on television show ‘The X Factor’ as he fears the pair would spend too much time apart.

Should the 34-year-old recording artist and TV personality choose to continue on the music competition franchise, she would have to spend time away from the Mercedes driver when the Formula 1 leg moves to Asia after the mid-season break in August.

“Nicole and Lewis have the utmost respect for one another’s careers and will go out of their way to be there on big occasions,” an undisclosed source was quoted saying by the Mirror. “But with most of the races in October and November outside Europe, they are genuinely going to struggle to meet up.

“Lewis has said to Nicole this is going to be an awful situation and perhaps she shouldn’t do it,” the source pointed out. “Nicole is also worried that she won’t see much of Lewis so it is a big factor that will deeply affect her decision.”

Scherzinger has been seen with Hamilton at Grands Prix on several occasions in the past.

“Lewis is extremely supportive of Nicole’s career and is thinks if she does decide to do the X Factor then at least she has something to occupy her while he is away racing,” a source close to the British driver said.


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