Formula One: Emotional Hamilton dedicates win to ex-girlfriend
BUDAPEST (AFP) - In an emotional interview, triumphant but heartbroken racing driver Lewis Hamilton on Sunday dedicated his victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix to his former girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger.
After describing how he prayed and found himself in a "mellow place" before the race that freed his mind to focus on winning, he admitted that he had been thinking only of Scherzinger, the former Pussycat Doll who he dated for five years.
"Winning is just the greatest, of course," said Hamilton, whose victory was his first since leaving McLaren to race for Mercedes this year and the 22nd of his career.
"But I feel like...the thought on my mind through the whole race was of someone who is special to me and I wanted to dedicate it to her..." Asked if that person was Scherzinger, he nodded.