Lewis Hamilton says he never put cars before his ex-girlfriend
Lewis Hamilton takes to Twitter to deny claims
He broke up with his long-term, on-off girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger last year.
And now Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has sensationally slammed claims that he put his ex behind his cars.
Lewis told Top Gear magazine in an interview last week that he used to tell Nicole that the cars came first.
He said: '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."'
But it's clear that Lewis wanted the comments to be taken as tongue-in-cheek as he took to Twitter to deny the claims.
He posted: 'Cars were NEVER even a close 2nd!!!'
Although the pair have been apart for some time now, it's clear their romance still plays on both their minds.
Last month, the 38-year-old beauty was moved when one contestant on the X-Factor sang her song Run, and explained that it was about moving on from negativity, before warning girls off Lewis.
Speaking at the auditions, Nicole said: 'This song is about running away from bad things in your life.'
Simon Cowell then suggested that the song, which includes lyrics such as, 'here's some advice for the next one, don't let him lead you to the dark' and 'he'll leave you with a broken heart', could be about the F1 driver.
He said: 'Why did this song make me think of Lewis Hamilton? It just came into my head listening to it. Run away, Nicole, run away fast.'
And the brunette beauty agreed, as she replied: 'Yes, let's do that. Let's dedicate those lyrics and that song to Lewis as well, shall we?'