Formula 1 racing driver Lewis Hamilton has apparently been spending his spare time recording a secret R&B album. It’s a bit too early for April fools so we are assuming this isn’t a joke.

According to sources, Hamilton has forked out a large amount of money so that he can work on his new material in the same studio complex used by artists such as Robbie Williams and Kylie Minogue.

A source told The Sun:

Not many people know Lewis has been making music in his spare time. He’s really into his R&B and has been cutting lots of songs that fit in with his taste. At the moment he’s fully focused on F1 so it’s unlikely that any of the tracks will be made public. But he’s had good feedback from the few people who have heard them.

We can’t help but wonder who these ‘few people’ are exactly and whether one of them might be ex-girlfriend and Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger. Being a judge on the American version of X Factor too, Nicole is used to judging music.

This is one of those stories where the phrase ‘you have to see it, to believe it’ definitely springs to mind. Who knows he might be the next Chris Brown?