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Kris Jenner is encouraging Kendall Jenner to date Formula One ace Lewis HamiltonGetty

American television personality Kris Jenner is reportedly encouraging Kendall Jenner to date Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton.

According to a report in The Sun, the 59-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star feels the 30-year-old, who previously dated American recording artist/actress Nicole Scherzinger, is perfect for her 19-year-old model daughter.

"She really wants Kendall to date him," a source said. "Lewis and Kris have become friendly in recent months and she thinks he's perfect for her daughter."

"Kendall usually goes for bad boys like Chris Brown and Justin Bieber so Lewis could be a good influence on her," the insider added. "She really enjoyed being in Monaco with Lewis, who personally invited her. And of course any relationship would be a profile boost for her."

This report comes after Hamilton was romantically linked with American fashion model and TV personality Gigi Hadid, after the two were spotted spending time together during the Cannes Film Festival 2015.

Meanwhile, in February, the former Pussycat Doll broke up with the BBC Sports Personality of the Year after she was reportedly tired of his refusal to commit.

"I'm devastated that it didn't work out. It was the hardest decision we had to make, but we made it together," the former X Factor judge told The Sun at that time.

"I love Lewis and I know he loves me. We wish nothing but happiness and the very best for one another. I'm trying to stay strong in my faith right now," Scherzinger added.

We love you @lewishamilton. Everyone knows you da champ. #TEAMLH

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