He’s still riding the wave of success after winning a second Formula 1 world title, but Lewis Hamilton has revealed he has his sights set on music.

The 29-year-old has managed to juggle preparing for the “biggest day of my life” while spending much of the last year recording.

“I have been writing a lot, even on race weeks,” he told us.

He also talked about having “dark days” and “relationship issues”.

But let’s look at his music first – is he influenced by his singer girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger? Maybe.

“When I was in Japan, I was in the studio, Monday to Wednesday. Then, Thursday to Sunday, I was racing. Then I was straight back in the studio.”

Has he been inspired by some of his favourite artists? Almost definitely.
From the “great greats” like Michael Jackson and Prince, to Kodaline and Jay-Z. The list is long.

However, ultimately his desire to make music stems from something far more basic.
He just loves it.

“It’s something I’m very passionate about,” he said. “It keeps me chilled and doing things you love is a good thing.

While Lewis seems to be putting some plans in place for life after racing, Nico Rosberg will be disappointed to know he won’t be quitting the track any time soon.

“At the moment music is just a hobby, but I’m very serious about it.”