Formula One has a macho image, but Lewis Hamilton showed he is a sensitive soul by dedicating his Hungarian Grand Prix victory to ex-girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger.
Hamilton, 28, claimed his first race win for Mercedes with a stunning performance at the Hungaroring, leading from start to finish after clinching pole position in qualifying.
But the joy was tinged with sadness, his voice quivering as he dedicated the victory to his family - and his former squeeze.
"It's not been the easiest few months. I was just saying that my family have been really supportive," Hamilton said afterwards.
"It feels a little bit odd without that someone here - but I would say now that these are one of those races you want to dedicate to that someone."
That "someone" is obviously Scherzinger – the Briton dated the former Pussycat Doll, who is now an X-Factor judge, for more than five years before they broke up a few weeks ago.
The pair were a regular fixture on the celebrity circuit, but their hectic lifestyles were taking their toll, with Hamilton based in Europe, Scherzinger in the United States and both constantly touring due to their respective jobs.
Hamilton had been tipped to be preparing a marriage proposal for Scherzinger, 35, but that lay in tatters after their break-up.
Hamilton's victory in Hungary was his first race win since joining Mercedes
The 2008 Formula One world champion was public in his sadness, going on Twitter last week to say "if you’ve found that special someone, don’t EVER let them go no matter what!! Nothing in this world is more important".
While they may well get back together - this is reportedly the third time their on-off relationship has ended - Hamilton has found a distraction, going to an LA recording studio to cut a few tracks. As you do.