American model's presence in Mercedes F1 world champion’s garage for Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix sparks off romance rumours
Reigning Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has done very little to squash rumours of a relationship with American model Gigi Hadid.
Gigi Hadid (first from left) posted this picture on Instagram as she and her friends posed with Lewis Hamilton at the Monaco GP
He was photographed with the 20-year-old at the Cinema Against AIDS gala for amfAR at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on the French Riviera last week, reports sportsmole.co.uk.
Hamilton broke up with singer and former Pussy Cat Doll Nicole Scherzinger in February this year, ending their six-year-old relationship and at the weekend, ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix, was pictured with his arms around Hadid in the Mercedes garage.
Hadid, who only recently split from Australian actor and singer Cody Simpson, posted a picture of her with Hamilton and her friends on Instagram and captioned it: "We love you @lewishamilton. Everyone knows you da champ. #TEAMLH."
American model Hadid was present by the racetrack to support Hamilton and was accompanied by her sister sister Bella Hadid and friend Kendall Jenner (US reality TV star Kim Kardhashian's half sister) on Sunday.
"They've been on a couple of dates. It's on!," a source was quoted as saying by Daily Mail. Hadid however did not prove to be very lucky for Hamilton as the world champion driver lost in Monaco despite being in a winning position for a better part of the race.
Gigi Hadid. Pic/Getty Images
Hamilton, who recently signed a 100 million pound (R981 crore) three-year deal with Mercedes, was leading in Monaco for 63 laps until an accident prompted a safety car intervention that, in turn, let the team to call the Briton for an unnecessary pit stop.
Hamilton, who was leading the race by 21 seconds, obeyed only to find himself in the third spot when he later came back on the track.