Is Lewis Hamilton in love with supermodel Barbara Palvin?

Jun 07, 2016, 14:40 IST | A Correspondent

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton spotted spending quality time with supermodel Barbara Palvin n a luxury yacht in Monaco sparks off rumours

Reigning Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton seems to have not just found happiness on the racetrack, but off it too.

Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton

On Sunday, the 31-year-old British F1 champ was seen in the company of Hungarian supermodel Barbara Palvin holidaying on a luxury yacht in Monaco. The duo have been seen sharing some fun moments for some time now, and the English media reckon a romance could be brewing.

Getting cosy
Palvin, a 22-year-old Victoria's Secret model, and the Brit racing hero were first talked about when they were seen together at the Cannes Film Festival (May 11 to 22). The two were spotted arriving together in the same vehicle at the Gotha nightclub in Cannes.

Barbara Palvin. Pic/Getty Images
Barbara Palvin. Pic/Getty Images

The couple then decided to go for a swim at a beach in Monaco, and were promptly snapped by the paparazzi here too.

Thereafter, Palvin was a keen spectator at the Monaco Grand Prix (May 26 to 29), where Hamilton registered his first Formula One victory of the season. Palvin was in attendance for all sessions of the Grand Prix — practice, qualifying and race day.

Palvin, who proudly sported a Mercedes cap throughout, in support of Hamilton's Mercedes GP team, was in Monaco with her elder sister Anita, actress Gabrielle Union and her husband and NBA star Dwayne Wade.

Together they went up to Hamilton trackside and even wished him luck. Then, moments after the win, Palvin showed she's completely besotted by the racing star when she offered him a tub of chocolate (Nutella).

Later in the evening, Hamilton and Palvin partied together at the F1 Oak Pop Up Club in Monaco to celebrate his victory and reports claimed the two joked around and spent a lot of time together.

Palvin was seen taking numerous selfies with and around Hamilton as they danced the night away. Both Hamilton and Palvin however, maintain they are "just friends."

Hamilton previously dated former Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger. The couple were in a seven-year on-off relationship that eventually ended last year.

Media reports claimed they split given the long-distance nature of their relationship — Hamilton resides in Switzerland, while Scherzinger lives in America.

Since the split, Hamilton has been linked to a series of good-looking women including American models Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin and pop singer Rihanna.

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