Lewis Hamilton has confirmed his split from singer Nicole Scherzinger.
Speaking for the first time since news broke of the couple’s break-up, the F1 driver told PA that he and Scherzinger will remain close:
“Yeah, we’re friends at least and we can move forward. It’s never easy going through tough times.
“It’s these kind of times that are sent to try you, and it’s about how you pull through them. I’ve my family who are helping, so I feel pretty good.
“I’ve many more days coming up with my family over Christmas and all that, so I’m really looking forward to it.
“I’m just trying to look forward now, and we’ve three good races coming up, so I’m just trying to keep my mind focused on business.”
Nicole, who is currently appearing as a judge on the US X Factor, and Lewis, 26, had been together for four years.
Reports are suggesting that the pair split because work commitments kept them apart for too long.