Lewis Hamilton is arguably one of the most popular drivers on the F1 grid. With the kind of popularity he has had, it shouldn’t be surprising that he has attracted attention from the opposite sex.
He first started attracting attention in his championship winning year in 2008 and since then, he has had a number of women in his corner. So, who are the women who dated Lewis Hamilton?
The Pussycat Dolls singer was an on and off girlfriend of Lewis Hamilton. Their relationship lasted for a very long time, from 2007 until 2015. In the final year of their relationship, they split for good and she reportedly severed all ties with him.
She is currently dating Bulgarian tennis star Grigor Dimitrov. The two are in a long-distance relationship and have been dating for the past three years.
Danielle Lloyd dated Lewis for six months in 2002, long before his big break in Formula One.
“It was love a first sight,” she later said. “I’m so pleased for Lewis. To see him doing so well makes me proud.”
Jodia Ma dated Lewis for four years, until they finally parted ways in June 2007. The two were childhood sweethearts and met at the Cambridge School of Arts and Science.
This was when Lewis Hamilton was first establishing himself as a sports star. Jodia is currently a restaurant receptionist now based in Hong Kong, was studying event management.
According to rumours, another person he previously dated was Miss Finland Lotta Hintsa. Lotta is the daughter of Lewis’ F1 mentor Aki Hintsa – who passed away in 2016, at the age of 58. The model confirmed that she had a good relationship with Lewis, but denied that they had ever dated.
Vivian Burkhardt represented Grenada in the Miss World pageant in 2007 – and went on to win Lewis’ heart.
The couple appeared at a number of events together in 2008 – but only dated for a few months.
Lewis Hamilton and the Barbados star have been friends for a fairly long time. However, after his split from Nicole Scherzinger, he and Rihanna were rumour to have taken things to the next level.
Later on, they both clarified that there was nothing substantial and were just friends.
Rita Ora is yet another popstar who was reportedly dating Hamilton. The two never confirmed their relationship publicly, but were often spotted together on numerous occasions.
In November of the same year, Rita played the loyal girlfriend by supporting him at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – where Lewis was forced to surrender his crown to Nico Rosberg.
Hamilton met the Hungarian model at the Cannes Film Festival, and a source close to Barbara revealed: “She and Lewis were only in Cannes for a short time but got on like a house on fire.
“They hung out every day and partied at night. By the end of the trip they were really close. They’ve been keeping in touch, with plans to meet up again soon.”
She went on to support him at the European, Hungarian and Monaco Grand Prix.
Model Winnie Harlow was first spotted getting close to Lewis at the GQ Awards in September 2016. It was reported that they left the London party in separate cars. They were also pictured getting cosy at the amfAR Gala in Cannes, in May 2017.
Winnie has a rare skin condition called vitiligo and is one of the most recognisable faces in fashion.
Earlier in 2017, Lewis was rumoured to be enjoying a fling with model Sofia Richie, the daughter of singer Lionel Richie.
The driver was in the front row with her at Paris’ Couture Fashion Week back in January, and took her for a ‘lunch date’ in May.
The latest girlfriend that Lewis Hamilton has is American singer Nicki Minaj. According to reports, the two were dating after they were spotted at New York Fashion Week together. The pair also shared social media pictures of a getaway in Dubai.