Rarely a day goes by that the 31-year-old Formula One champion isn't romantically linked to a celebrity. Most recently he has apparently courted Rihanna, Kendall Jenner, model Petra Nemcova and Chris Brown's ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran.

However, Lewis insists the rumours about his personal life are entirely untrue, mostly because his hectic lifestyle leaves no time for a relationship.

"I don’t have time,” Lewis told Page Six, the New York Post's gossip column. "I’m the most busy I’ve ever been. I’m trying to win the championship and travelling like never before... I think dating and the relationship thing is down the line for me."

Lewis' most recent rumoured girlfriend was Czech beauty Petra, who accompanied him to the Laureus World Sports Awards earlier this month (Apr16).

The pair, who met last year (15) while filming a commercial for Mercedes, the car brand who back Lewis' Formula 1 team, were spotted leaving a hotel in Berlin before the awards show, as well as being seated at the same table at the prestigious event.

Back in November last year (15), Lewis was seen heading to a hotel with singer Rita Ora after the British Fashion Awards.

However, after rumours naturally arose of a romance between the pair, a source insisted they are just friends and Lewis had been seeking advice from Rita with regards to his singing career.

“Everyone assumed that when they left the awards together and headed to a hotel, it was another relationship for Rita,” a source told British newspaper The Sun. “But they are just friends and Lewis spent the whole time talking about his music.

“Lewis was constantly talking about his high hopes for a singing career. Rita said she would help however she could - even with a collaboration. She’s had a number of hits and has good connections in the music world.”

Lewis' longest relationship to date has been with former Pussycat Dolls star Nicole Scherzinger, who he dated on and off between 2007 and 2015.