Lewis Hamilton has been spotted spending an evening in Paris with Cristiano Ronaldo’s former partner, Russian model Irina Shayk.
The report comes from The Express, with Shayk having previously spent six years in a relationship with the Portuguese footballer.
Hamilton’s love life is often discussed because of how big a figure he is in world sport, with him having been linked to Colombian pop icon Shakira and Brazilian model Juliana Nalu in 2023.
He’s had a busy off-season full of several trips, although it’s now not long until Formula 1 action will resume, as testing is just a month away.
The seven-time World Champion will be hoping that 2024 is a significantly better year for him than 2022 and 2023, although a lot of that depends on Mercedes giving him a competitive package.
Hamilton saw in the New Year in Brazil with Nalu and friends, before recently jetting off to Paris.
You’d imagine that a lot of the next month will be spent with the Silver Arrows at their Brackley base, where he’ll discover what the team have been up to during the off-season.
Mercedes are introducing an entirely new concept for 2024 in a bid to finally make some serious ground on Red Bull, something they must do if they want to achieve their ultimate goal of returning to the top.
For Hamilton to have any chance of claiming an elusive eighth Drivers’ Championship, significant gains must’ve been made by the German manufacturer.
Testing next month at the Bahrain International Circuit will offer the first indicator as to whether progress has been made or if their new concept will be as unsuccessful as the previous two.
Given that they’re using what they’ve learnt from their mistakes the last two seasons, a better car should be seen in 2024.
It’s critical that progress is made by Mercedes, especially as Hamilton is reaching the end of his F1 career.
Whilst he has at least two more seasons in the sport, he could decide to call it a day at the end of his new deal, which concludes in 2025.
The 39-year-old will certainly want at least one more chance at claiming another title, something which Mercedes will be acutely aware of.