Lewis Hamilton picked newly-single Shakira up from her £12m Miami mansion in luxury boat as pair grow close
LEWIS Hamilton seems to be pulling out all the stops as he reportedly tries to schmooze the newly-single Shakira.
The F1 legend showed off his chivalry when he whisked the Colombian songstress off for a boat day with pals in Miami – by picking her up from the back of her £12million beach mansion.
RM/MEGALewis Hamilton picked Shakira up from the back of her Miami mansion for the boat day[/caption]
The Mega AgencyThe F1 ace rushed to help the singer as she strutted down her private dock[/caption]
The Mega AgencyThe pair enjoyed a day on the water with pals cruising around Biscayne Bay[/caption]
ZillowHe even ensured she got home safe by dropping her back off at her plush new home[/caption]
He made sure Shakira didn’t have too far to walk as she trotted down her private dock last week sporting a fringed lilac bikini top and matching shorts.
Rumours of a romance between the two stars have been rife in recent weeks after they were spotted on several outings.
Lewis seems to now be laying his flirting on thick by personally picking the mum-of-two up when they get together, according to French outlet Gentsu.
He was seen quickly climbing out of the open-top cruiser to lend Shakira a hand as she joined the group for a day on the water.
The Mercedes driver, 38, rushed to greet Shakira as she boarded the vessel which had an inflatable crocodile strapped to the top.
He donned a white cap, sunglasses, a black sleeveless top and checkerboard shorts – showing off his distinctive tattoos – for the excursion in the sunshine.
Shakira was pictured grinning as they cruised around Biscayne Bay with pals as she climatised to the Miami heat.
Lewis later ensured she made it home safe as he dropped her back off at her plush new pad, where she counts the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin and Matt Damon as her neighbours.
She made the move Stateside following her bitter and public split from ex-Barcelona star Gerard Pique.
He quickly moved on with 24-year-old PR student Clara Chia Marti, while Shakira fans have been left in the dark about her love life.
The 46-year-old set the rumour mill swirling after her latest rendevous with Lewis, just days after they enjoyed a dinner together at the lavish restaurant Cipriani.
But despite being seen hanging out with most successful F1 driver of all time, The Sun Online understands the duo are just friends.
Lewis had been in town for the Miami Grand Prix over the weekend – finishing in 6th place.
Smiling at each other, Shakira appeared to join 92-time race winner Lewis and pals at his table in a short video snapped by a fan.
It comes after she was previously spotted mingling with Tom Cruise at the Miami Grand Prix earlier this month.
Shakira announced her separation from footballer Gerard Pique last May after spending 11 years together.
The Colombian singer-songwriter was reportedly “evicted” from her Barcelona home by Pique’s dad last month, sparking her move back to Miami.
The mum-of-two made no mention of the eviction order in the farewell message she posted on Instagram after being pictured leaving the Catalan capital with her two children to start a new life in Florida.
Shakira and Pique confirmed in November they had reached a child custody agreement after a marathon 12-hour meeting with their lawyers.
They signed the accord at a court in Barcelona the following month.
As part of the agreement, Pique will spend holiday time with his children.
Shakira’s wish to move to Miami, where she used to live and where some of her family are based, is understood to have been the sticking point in the former couple’s previous failure to strike an out-of-court settlement.
RM/MEGAShakira and Lewis then parted ways as she was dropped back home[/caption]
The mum looked happy to see the Mercedes driver as she climbed aboardRM/MEGA
Getty Images – GettyLewis was also recently spotted dining with Shakira in the lavish Cipriani restaurant[/caption]