Lewis Hamilton has joined a dating app.

The 33-year-old racing driver - who has been romantically linked with the likes of Gigi Hadid, Rita Ora and Rihanna since splitting from Nicole Scherzinger in 2015 - has reportedly signed up to use exclusive matchmaking service Raya, where users are vetted and only allowed to join if they meet certain strict criteria.

A source told The Sun newspaper: ''Lewis has been swiping a lot of socialites in London and uses it when travelling.

''He's happy being single, but would like to find The One eventually.''

Other stars rumoured to have used the app include Kelly Osbourne, Ruby Rose, Cara Delevingne, Joe Jonas and Lily Allen, while Demi Lovato recently admitted she used it on the recommendation of her friend Amy Schumer after she split from Wilmer Valderrama.

She said: ''Amy Schumer was like, 'Are you on this thing called Raya'

''I put myself out there, because I was ready to date. And I went on a few Raya dates, and they went well. Now I've become really good friends with some people I met on there.''

Drew Barrymore also gave it a try after her marriage to Will Kopelman ended but she wasn't too impressed.

She said: ''I went on it and no one responded and one guy wrote, 'What is someone like you doping on an app like this?' And I was like, 'Is that a compliment and an insult all wrapped ambiguously but super clear in one fell swoop?' OK there's that.

''Then I texted with this one guy and said, 'If you feel inclined to go for a drink that'd be great but zero pressure,' but never got a response. Then there was a guy who said, 'I will meet you. I can meet you from 7 to 8pm. I have something afterwards that's my limited time window.'

''I'm such like a Josie Grossie from 'Never Been Kissed', and I said, 'OK so I'm available. I can't do it tonight but I am available every night this week,' it's like as lame as it gets. And he writes me back, 'Er I'm gone for the holidays.' And that was it and then he was gone.

''So I got off the site.''