Hamilton splits with girlfriend Nicole
|Monday, January 11th 2010, 11:39 GMT|
Former world champion Lewis Hamilton and long-time girlfriend, singer Nicole Scherzinger, have split.
The pair began dating after meeting at the MTV Europe Awards in November 2007, and Scherzinger became a regular at races - famously witnessing Hamilton's world title triumph in Brazil the following year.
A statement issued by the pair on Monday said: "Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton can confirm that they have decided to go their separate ways.
"The two of them have decided to focus fully on their careers and will remain close friends."