Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton was spotted enjoying a break from the racetracks. The 31-year-old was pictured getting cosy with a mystery woman onboard a yacht in St Tropez, France on Thursday (21 July).

According to The Express, the Mercedes driver and the unidentified woman were all smiles, while Hamilton flaunted his physique. The British driver wore beach shorts, which he paired with sunglasses and a cap, while his female companion was dressed in a pink bikini.

Although Hamilton was quite relaxed along with the lady, it was rumoured that he was dating Rita Ora following his splitting from former girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger. They had dated for seven years and ended their relationship in February 2015.

Soon after the break-up, the Baby Love singer told The Telegraph as to why they had ended their relationship. "I try not to regret things, because I feel like as long as you put positive energy towards something — and you put your whole self, your true self, towards it — it'll lead you to the next place you're supposed to be," she said.

"I look at this as a great blessing for me to be able to take on this role... but I have made sacrifices," she added. "This is very time consuming. I've left LA, left all my friends and my family. It's sacrificing your time in relationships, with loved ones, and my work..."

In December 2015, Hamilton opened up about his split from the songstress on The Jonathan Ross Show, according to Hello!

"Yes it's different, I've been in two relationships in my life, I was 18 to 22 and 23 to 30 and so I missed the single life that all my friends had," he said. "Now I've just been throwing myself at work, I've worked harder than ever this year, I've travelled like crazy, I've experienced everything I wanted to experience."

Hamilton is next scheduled to race at the Hungarian Grand Prix on 24 July.

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Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger dated for seven years before parting ways in February 2015REUTERS/Andrew Kelly