Nicole Scherzinger’s horror at boyfriend's four-car pile-up

Published by Alison Potter
Published on 3 September 2012

Nicole Scherzinger’s horror at boyfriend's four-car pile-up

Nicole Twitter picture

Lewis Hamilton
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born 07/01/1985

Devoted girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger had a terrifying ordeal this weekend as she witnessed her boyfriend Lewis Hamilton crash out of the Belgian Grand Prix.

The British Formula One driver, 27, was involved in a dramatic four-car pile-up just seconds into the start of the race on the first hairpin corner of the track.

The 34-year-old had taken time out of her busy schedule filming the latest series of the X Factor to support her boyfriend from the stands, but could only look on in horror as she watched his car propel into the air and smash into pieces.

Nicole looked visibly shaken in the moments following the crash, but luckily the McLaren star climbed out of the wreckage of his vehicle unscathed.

The relief on the singer's face was unmistakeable and she was seen closing her eyes in relief, before getting up to go see him for herself.

Prior to the disastrous race, which was eventually won by Hamilton's team-mate Jenson Button, both Lewis and Nicole were clearly enjoying the opportunity to spend time together.

The former Pussycat Dolls singer posted a photo of the pair cuddling up together on her Twitter page and wrote: “In Belgium for the Grand Prix to support my man @LewisHamilton for his race this wkend:).”

Similarly Lewis posted a different pic of them both and tweeted: “Me & my girl @nicolescherzy on our way to the track. Stunning day out here for the fans!”

After the disappointing crash Nicole was obviously on hand to comfort her beau and following the incident, she tweeted: “We love and support you to the end babe...@LewisHamilton.”

The Formula One star was reflective as he took to Twitter after the smash, clearly trying to put this race behind him as he looked forward to the next Grand Prix in Monza, Italy.

He tweeted: “Sometimes, bad days are there to remind us that we have good ones to look forward to. So here's to Monza! Onto the next one...”

The crash occurred as driver Romain Grosjean squeezed out Hamilton and left him with nowhere to go.

Their wheels touched which caused Grosjean’s vehicle to launch off the back of Sebastian Perez, before coming crashing down on the nose of Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari.

Grosjean, who is thought to have instigated the pile-up, was later handed a one-race ban and a £40,000 fine.

But Lewis was reluctant to lay blame at his door and when asked directly about the crash, he said: “It doesn’t really matter, what happened is in the past, we have to move forward. Tomorrow is a new day and I just look forward to the future.

“I look forward to getting home and putting this race behind us. In fact the whole week has been a tough one.”