Lewis Hamilton loves cars more than anything
Lewis Hamilton has let slip his obsession with cars may have cost him his relationship with Nicole Scherzinger.
The Formula One racing world champion and the 38-year-old singer finally called time on their near eight-year on/off relationship in February 2015 but vowed to remain friends.
Lewis, 31, has now revealed that he would often prioritise driving one the supercars from his fleet of expensive vehicles - which includes a Ferrari LaFerrari, a Pagani Zonda and a McLaren P1 GTR - over spending time with the gorgeous 'X Factor' judge.
Speaking to Top Gear magazine, he said: "My cars are my babies. I used to say, when I had a girlfriend, 'I'm taking one of the girls out, so you can come if you want, but you come second when it comes to the cars.' "
When the couple broke up for the final time their decision to part was blamed on the pressures of trying to maintain a long-distance relationship and Lewis' reluctance to get married.
Nicole has addressed the separation and claimed the reason they couldn't stay together was because they had become too comfortable in one another's company.
She previously said: ""Sometimes people stay in relationships because they get complacent, because it's comfortable for them, because they don't want to be alone.
Since going their separate ways, Lewis has romantically linked to a string of beauties including Barbara Palvin, Petra Nemcova, Kendall Jenner and Rita Ora.
Nicole, on the other hand, has dated Bulgarian professional tennis player Grigor Dimitrov.