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Lewis Hamilton Music Career Just Beginning, Reveals Nicole Scherzinger

24 January 2013 It appears as though Lewis Hamilton is pursuing a career in music to add to his impressive achievements as a Formula One driver. Whether his musical talents will match his on the track, though, is yet to be seen.  “He’s working on some music and I’m working on my music. We can harmonise as one,” confirmed Nicol Scherzinger – girlfriend of Hamilton and X-Factor judge seems very proud of her beau for entering into a different field. Her field. She’s become somewhat famous for her wacky outbursts as well her pop exploits in recent years. The 34-year-old declared: “I’m a nutcase is what I am.  And then shamazing was born.  And it’s in the dictionary.  We’ve got to get it in the dictionary.  And then we took it up a level and gave them “shamazeballs”.” In a further mishmash of, well, something, she told Capital FM’s Dave Berry and Lisa Snowdon: “Last night I was disappointed when he didn’t win at the National Television Awards but I was quite amused when I walked up to the stand to present and I swear to you, I looked at Dermot and the mics, they were two balls put together and I was like are you guys punking me right now?  I was like ‘there he goes, speaking between the balls.  Do what you do best Derm, do what you do best.’” Contactmusic Tags: Nicole Scherzinger – Lewis Hamilton This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service — if this is your content and you’re reading it on someone else’s site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers. Five Filters recommends: Gaza Blitz – Turmoil And Tragicomedy At The BBC.

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Lewis Hamilton may not get chance to work with Ross Brawn at Mercedes with team principal facing possible exit

On his way? Ross Brawn’s future at Mercedes is the subject of mounting speculation Photo: GETTY IMAGES Drama has always closely attended Hamilton’s career and the 28-year-old has been at Mercedes barely five minutes — touring the facilities in Stuttgart for the first time on Monday — before a major bout of it reared its head. This time, though, it is not of Hamilton’s making. Reports emanating from Germany on Monday suggesting that Mercedes’ new head of motorsport, Toto Wolff, was attempting to prise McLaren’s technical director Paddy Lowe from Woking — a big enough story in itself — were followed yesterday by the claim that Lowe’s arrival could trigger the departure of one of the most successful figures Formula One has ever known. Ross Brawn has won roughly half the world championships on offer this century but there appears to be a real chance he will be forced out in Mercedes’ new set-up. Nick Fry’s future as chief executive is also looking decidedly dicey. Neither McLaren nor Mercedes did much to dampen the speculation yesterday, with Mercedes describing the reports as “highly speculative” and Wolff playing a straight bat to all questions in a teleconference. But Eddie Jordan, the former team owner turned BBC pundit, who first broke the news of Hamilton’s move to Mercedes, insisted Lowe’s appointment was all but done. “Paddy Lowe is going to Mercedes and it would appear that Brawn and Fry are on their way out, and Lowe will be there in a very senior capacity,” Jordan claimed. “Lowe won’t be technical director; he will be more senior than that. But he will not be called team principal either, because that will be Wolff. But Lowe will effectively be running the team on a day-to-day basis.” Wolff insisted that he had no knowledge of any such plan, stressing that he was new to the team and adding that he “hoped” Brawn would stay. But it was hardly the most robust denial. “Ross is there and Ross is part of the leading team and I hope Ross is going to stay,” Wolff said. “This is the current situation. If you look at Ross’s track record, it’s fantastic.” Brawn’s track record is not in doubt. Having worked alongside Michael Schumacher during all seven of his world championships at first Benetton…

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Lewis Hamilton facing career at Mercedes without Ross Brawn

By Jonathan McEvoy PUBLISHED: 20:39, 22 January 2013 | UPDATED: 20:42, 22 January 2013 Race time: Hamilton could be without BrawnLewis Hamilton’s dream of working with one of grand prix racing’s most revered figures hinged last night on  talks back at his old team, McLaren.Ross Brawn, a power behind  championship success at Williams, the definitive figure in winning titles at  Benetton and unforgettably at Ferrari through the five-title Michael  Schumacher era, and one of only five eponymous title-winning bosses in the sport’s history, when Jenson Button  triumphed at the Brawn team four years ago, waited cruelly on his fate.So did Hamilton at his home in Monaco.Brawn, 58, appears to have no future at Mercedes if the German team  exercise their will by bringing in Paddy Lowe, the 50-year-old technical director from McLaren.Lowe is sought by Niki Lauda, the three-time world champion who is head of Mercedes’ motor racing board and charged with turning around the  operation, to replace team principal Brawn as the team’s engineering leader.McLaren do not want Lowe to go. Not only is their pint-sized boffin respected for his work, but he is now the pawn in a Formula One power struggle: McLaren v Mercedes.So much so that the McLaren  chairman, Ron Dennis, yesterday opened up the famous company cheque book — the one that kept his then  brilliant designer Adrian Newey out  of Lauda’s, and Jaguar’s, clutches 12 years ago. A $10million-a-year deal (now worth £6.5m) and a four-day week was Newey’s reward for staying.Sportsmail understands that the figures in this instance are far less. Lowe earns around £600,000 a year at McLaren and could expect £900,000 at Mercedes.Dennis has offered Lowe  a rise but not so much that  it gravely distorts the  company’s pay structure. The argument was put to him that he might prefer to stick to purely engineering matters rather than involve himself in a wider role of hiring and firing and  balancing budgets. Lowe had not made his mind up as of last night. The irony is that if he leaves he would be reunited with Hamilton, who only this autumn left the team at which Lowe was a key figure.Lowe would form a double act at  Mercedes with 41-year-old Austrian, Toto Wolff. Sign of the times: Brawn could be on his way out of MercedesHe was named this week as Mercedes’ executive director, with responsibility for the commercial and political half…

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Mercedes can challenge F1 front runners insists Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton is adamant it is not impossible for Mercedes to become winners this season and challenge Formula One’s front runners. Hamilton yesterday paid a visit to the Mercedes-Benz museum and factory in Stuttgart and delivered a rousing speech to the workforce ahead of his debut campaign with the German manufacturing giant.The 28-year-old will this year attempt to revive the fortunes of a team that has won just one grand prix in the three years since their return to F1 at the start of 2010.In signing a three-year contract worth £15million per season after quitting McLaren where he had spent the previous six years, the pressure is on Hamilton and Mercedes, but he is convinced they can both deliver.Hamilton said: “I think this year is going to be an interesting year, an interesting journey, but I think it’s going to be a journey we enjoy.”I live to win. That’s what I work towards every year, so that’s what we’re going to work towards this year.”Of course it’s going to be tough to compete with the guys who are already at the front – the Red Bulls, the McLarens, the Ferraris – but I don’t think it’s impossible.”Speaking in a video released by Mercedes, Hamilton has quickly managed to integrate himself with the team, who yesterday announced Williams shareholder Toto Wolff as their new executive director.”To be back and to know I’m part of the Mercedes world is a real privilege. I’m so grateful to be welcomed into the team and really excited,” said Hamilton.”I’ve been to Brackley (the Mercedes F1 base) in the early part of December, asking lots of questions, trying to get as involved as I can in the limited time that I was there.”It was great to see how enthusiastic everyone was. It looked like there was incredible determination to turn this around. That gave me a lot of motivation for my winter.”Mercedes, meanwhile, are understood to be on the brink of poaching McLaren technical director Paddy Lowe from the Woking-based marque as they further strengthen that side of their operation.PA This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service — if this is your content and you’re reading it on someone else’s site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers. Five Filters recommends: Gaza Blitz – Turmoil And Tragicomedy At The BBC.

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Hamilton adamant Mercedes can win championship

Updated: Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 10:01 Lewis Hamilton: ‘This year is going to be an interesting year, an interesting journey’ Lewis Hamilton is adamant it is not impossible for Mercedes to become winners this season and challenge Formula One’s front runners. Hamilton yesterday paid a visit to the Mercedes-Benz museum and factory in Stuttgart and delivered a rousing speech to the workforce ahead of his debut campaign with the German manufacturing giant. The 28-year-old will this year attempt to revive the fortunes of a team that has won just one grand prix in the three years since their return to F1 at the start of 2010. In signing a three-year contract worth £15million per season after quitting McLaren where he had spent the previous six years, the pressure is on Hamilton and Mercedes, but he is convinced they can both deliver. Hamilton said: “I think this year is going to be an interesting year, an interesting journey, but I think it’s going to be a journey we enjoy. “I live to win. That’s what I work towards every year, so that’s what we’re going to work towards this year. “Of course it’s going to be tough to compete with the guys who are already at the front – the Red Bulls, the McLarens, the Ferraris – but I don’t think it’s impossible.” “I live to win. That’s what I work towards every year” - Lewis Hamilton Speaking in a video released by Mercedes, Hamilton has quickly managed to integrate himself with the team, who yesterday announced Williams shareholder Toto Wolff as their new executive director. “To be back and to know I’m part of the Mercedes world is a real privilege. I’m so grateful to be welcomed into the team and really excited,” said Hamilton. “I’ve been to Brackley (the Mercedes F1 base) in the early part of December, asking lots of questions, trying to get as involved as I can in the limited time that I was there. “It was great to see how enthusiastic everyone was. It looked like there was incredible determination to turn this around. “That gave me a lot of motivation for my winter.” Mercedes, meanwhile, are understood to be on the brink of poaching McLaren technical director Paddy Lowe from the Woking-based marque as they further strengthen that side of their operation. Related Stories This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service — if…

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Mercedes new boy Lewis Hamilton insists they can compete with Red Bull

By Phil Duncan PUBLISHED: 20:51, 21 January 2013 | UPDATED: 00:27, 22 January 2013 Lewis Hamilton insists Mercedes can compete in the top echelon of Formula One despite the team’s troubles last year.After ending his 15-year association with McLaren at the end of last season, Hamilton made his first official appearance for Mercedes on Monday when he was given a tour of their factory in Stuttgart. Hamilton joins a team who limped to a lowly fifth in the constructors’ championship last year. But the 2008 world champion, who will have a new boss at the Brackley-based outfit after Williams shareholder Toto Wolff joined the team as an executive director, believes he can compete with his former team McLaren, and Red Bull and Ferrari this season. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO First day at work: Lewis Hamilton (pictured) during a visit to the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart ‘I live to win,’ said Hamilton. ‘That’s what I work towards every year. So that’s what we’re going to work to this year.‘Of course it’s going to be tough to compete, to beat the guys that are already at the front like the Red Bulls and the Ferraris and McLarens but I don’t think it’s impossible.’ New boy: Lewis Hamilton (right) tours the Mercedes AMG factory with AMG boss Ola Källenius After six grands prix season with McLaren which heralded one world championship, Hamilton believes he is set for his toughest assignment yet.‘I think this year’s going to be an interesting year, an interesting journey,’ Hamilton added. Improvement: Hamilton will hope to better his fourth place finish in the driver standings in 2013 ‘Learning and getting to know new people and working with new people is always a massive challenge so that’s first and foremost one of the biggest challenges I have.‘And after that it’s trying to succeed, trying to extract the most out of them and vice-versa. But I think it’s going to be a journey that we are going to enjoy.’VIDEO: Watch Hamilton’s first day at work with Mercedes  This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service — if this is your content and you’re reading it on someone else’s site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers. Five Filters recommends: Gaza Blitz – Turmoil And Tragicomedy At The BBC.

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Inside Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger’s cute date night

20 Jan 2013 13:27 The pair shared a lovely photo from their romantic night out at the bowling alley Ahh. Like a couple of teenagers in a poorly made rom-com It’s been a year since the pair split up for a few months (after wanting ‘different things’), but Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger are very much back together and still going strong. Whatever different things they wanted is obviously less important than wanting to be a couple, as the pair have been inseparable since Nicole’s X Factor duties ended at the beginning of December. After enjoying Christmas and New Year together, the pair decided to head off on holiday with a group of friends – jetting off to a skiing resort in the States (if the big coats and snow in the below shot is anything to go by) last week. That’s either snow or sand in the background there. We’re taking a punt on snow. Inviting fans into their fun trip, Lewis shared this cute photo of the pair enjoying a spot of bowling yesterday night. Cuddling up as they waited for their turn at the alley, this adorable snap reminds us of something out of Bring It On or She’s All That. Or Grange Hill. The F1 star tweeted: ‘Another great night of megazone bowling!! Me & my girl nicolescherzy.’ Ahh. How nice. Now if you could just get married and have some ridiculously cute children, that would be great. Cheers. This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service — if this is your content and you’re reading it on someone else’s site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers. Five Filters recommends: Gaza Blitz – Turmoil And Tragicomedy At The BBC.

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Nicole Scherzinger cuddles up to Lewis Hamilton in cute pic on bowling date

By ANI | ANI –  London, January 20 (ANI): Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton were spotted cuddling in a cute snap as they enjoyed a date at a bowling alley with friends. The 34-year-old singer was pictured sitting on her beau’s knee as the couple had their arms wrapped around each other, the Daily Mail reported. “Another great night of megazone bowling!! Me and my girl @nicolescherzy nicolescherzy http://instagr.am/p/UpF6PQL09y/,” the Daily Mail quoted Hamilton as tweeting. Nicole was dressed in a pair of khaki combat trousers, a white vest and had a bandana wrapped around her head. The F1 ace was also dressed in a casual outfit and wore a pair of cream tracksuit bottoms and a black T-shirt with a Red Sox cap. While the pair enjoyed an intimate moment together the couple were actually playing with a large group of friends. Another snap showed Nicole and Lewis outside the bowling alley with their pals, keeping warm in the snowy conditions. (ANI) This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service — if this is your content and you’re reading it on someone else’s site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers. Five Filters recommends: Gaza Blitz – Turmoil And Tragicomedy At The BBC.

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ALONSO : HAMILTON IS STRONGEST

Vettel’s got 3 now, you know..Yeah, yeahbut you’re the strongest. Alonso seems to have mellowed down pretty well these days. His control of his emotions and the way he focuses it where it should go is worth noting. I’ve said it before that I never liked him and his attitude of “me first” or “me only” which was very evident when he was at McLaren but I admire his focus, concentration, commitment and ability to believe in himself these past 2 years.Although his attitude of “me first” or “me only” is still there, he doesn’t push it too much or too obvious anymore, which helps his image of being the people’s champion 2012. But his political skills have become much more evident and polished recently, since last year. He is quite good at playing mind games with his opponents, especially Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull.Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko has branded Alonso good at playing politics with Alonso’s snipping of Vettel throughout last year and his use of ancient Samurai sayings. Again recently Marko said that Alonso was good at playing politics:Fernando Alonso, for example, who is busy with politics and funny comments”.Alonso shows his cool side by saying this:I don’t think I am good at politics, I just drive the car. Some recent remarks have surprised me, but I can’t see the sense in them. Some say they don’t read them, don’t hear them and don’t see them, before adding that they are not influenced by them: so clearly they do read them, maybe at night.Maybe at night? Nice one. His latest attempt to again try to ruffle the feathers at Red Bull and Sebastian Vettel’s was his statement about how good Lewis Hamilton is and how Hamilton was and will be the strongest rival for him.Lewis has always won races ever since he has been in Formula One, even in years like 2009, when he had started the season with a car that was two seconds off the quickest. When you look at what happens on track, you are well aware of what he is doing, that’s a fact. Last year, Rosberg won in China, therefore I expect that this year, Lewis in a Mercedes can win more than one race.And just for that light touch of salt:Why do I say Hamilton is the strongest? Because it’s what I think, it’s my personal opinion and there is nothing…

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Fernando Alonso: Lewis Hamilton is strongest driver on F1 grid

PUBLISHED: 15:47, 17 January 2013 | UPDATED: 16:25, 17 January 2013 Fernando Alonso has tipped Lewis Hamilton to win races this season, despite his move from McLaren to Mercedes, and sees the British star as more the man to watch than triple champion Sebastian Vettel. Speaking to reporters on Thursday at Ferrari’s ‘Wrooom’ media event at the Dolomites ski resort of Madonna di Campiglio, the Spaniard singled out his former McLaren team mate as the strongest rival.’Who is the strongest opponent, the strongest driver on the grid? Who is the one you have to keep an eye on? It is Hamilton – and it will still be Hamilton next year,’ he said. Respect: Fernando Alonso reckons Lewis Hamilton will be his main rival in 2013 and (below) with team-mate Felipe Massa MERCEDES SET LAUNCH DATE Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes team will take the wraps off their 2013 car at Jerez on February 4. The F1W04 will be unveiled to the media in a low-key ceremony at the Spanish circuit, 24 hours before it turns a wheel in anger for the first time in the year’s opening pre-season test at the same venue. Hamilton joined Mercedes at the end of last season after ending his long association with McLaren, with whom he won the drivers’ world title in 2008. The Briton replaces seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher, who has retired for a second time after three disappointing seasons with the German manufacturer. ‘I am sure he will be able to win. He is a super good driver because he won every year with any car. He won in 2007 and 2008. In 2009 they started around two seconds off the pace with the McLaren and Hamilton was able to win races. And it was the same in 2010.’Hamilton made his Formula One debut alongside Alonso at McLaren in 2007 and ended the season as overall runner-up, ahead of the double champion although tied on points, with four victories and podium finishes in his first nine races. The Briton remains the only team mate to have beaten Alonso over the course of a season. Hamilton has said he does not expect Mercedes to challenge for the championship this season and has also played down the chances of race wins before sweeping changes to the regulations in 2014. Alonso said it was too early to say who his main championship rival would be…

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