Pictured: The moment Nicole Scherzinger saw boyfriend Lewis Hamilton crash out of the Belgian Grand Prix in four-car pile up
08:11 GMT, 3 September 2012
Nicole Scherzinger looked on in horror as boyfriend Lewis Hamilton was involved in a horror smash at the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday.
Hamilton crashed out of the Belgian Grand Prix just seconds in to the race after a pile-up just seconds after it started on the course's la Source hairpin bend.
The McLaren star's dreams of success came to an abrupt end when he became involved in a dramatic four-car pile-up on the very first corner of the track – but thankfully he walked away unscathed.
Terrifying: Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis's brother Nicolas, the pair looked on in horror as Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton became involved in a dramatic four-car
pile-up just seconds in to the Belgian Grand Prix
Thank goodness: The relief on the star's face was unmistakeable as Hamilton walked away from the wreckage of his vehicle to safety
Anxious: Nicole looked on in disbelief from the safety of the stands as Hamilton crashed out of the Belgian Grand Prix in spectacular style
The X Factor judge could only look on in horror as she watched her boyfriend's car propelled in to the air and smash into tiny fragments.
The fear in the eyes of the 34-year-old singer was unmistakeable as she looked on in disbelief from the safety of the stands.
Although initially visibly shaken, Nicole closed her eyes in relief as she watched the 27-year-old sportsman safely walk away from the wreckage of the vehicle.
Prior to the disastrous race – eventually won by Hamilton's McLaren team-mate Jenson Button – both Lewis and Nicole seemed to be in good spirts, posting pictures of themselves together on their respective Twitter pages.
The former Pussycat Dolls singer said: 'In Belgium for the Grand Prix to support my man @LewisHamilton for his race this wkend:).'
And Nicole was on hand to guide her man in the wake of the dramatic crash.
Following the incident, she tweeted: 'We love and support you to the end babe…@LewisHamilton.'
Sudden impact: The crash occurred when the drivers made their way around the tight La Source bend just seconds into the race – Hamilton's car is seen in the middle
Walking away: Hamilton later said he was looking forward to putting the disastrous race behind him
Meanwhile, the Formula One star's mood was more reflective as he looked forward to the next Grand Prix in Monza, Italy.
He said: 'Sometimes, bad days are there to remind us that we have good ones to look forward to. So here's to Monza! Onto the next one…'
The dramatic crash occurred when the drivers made their way around the tight La Source hairpin just seconds into the race.
Squeezed by Romain Grosjean, Hamilton was left with nowhere to go, and as their wheels touched Grosjean was launched off the back of Sebastian Perez’s Sauber before coming crashing down on the nose of Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari.
'Me and my girl': Lewis posted this snap of him and Nicole on his Twitter page as they made their way to the race
Lotus driver Grosjean was later handed a one-race ban and a 40,000 fine for his involvement in the horror smash.
Asked directly who was to blame, Lewis later said: 'It doesn’t really matter, what happened is in the past, we have to move forward. Tomorrow is a new day and I just look forward to the future.
'I look forward to getting home and putting this race behind us. In fact the whole week has been a tough one.'
Hamilton currently stands in fifth position in the FIA Formula One World Championship rankings.
Excited: Nicole seemed thrilled to be in the company of her Formula One driver beau