NEW YORK – Lewis Hamilton partied into the early hours with rumoured girlfriend Winnie Harlow on Wednesday evening following claims they have been dating in secret for three months.
The pair partied up a storm at New York’s Up and Down nightclub after arriving separately in the early hours of the morning.
Canadian model Winnie, 22, caught the eye in an edgy Bob Seger T-shirt and thigh-skimming leather skirt as she entered the popular nightspot with a group of girlfriends shortly after the Formula 1 ace.
Lewis, who sported a colourful bomber jacket and black jeans, is believed to have parted with the up and coming star before leaving together at 4am.
The pair were seen making their way onto the sidewalk, with Winnie walking two paces behind the racing driver as they climbed into the rear of a waiting car.
It’s understood that the couple made a beeline for 1OAK, staying for one hour before calling it a night at 5am.
A spokesperson has since insisted the couple are not romantically involved, telling MailOnline: ‘Lewis and Winnie are just friends.’
The pair – who are both Fashion Week front row regulars and run in the same circles on the red carpet – are thought to be struggling to keep the fledgling romance under wraps,The Sun reports.
The rumoured couple both attended Tuesday’s GQ Men Of The Year Awards, held at Tate Modern in London, but deliberately avoided each other to reduce suspicion.
According to The Sun, Winnie – who suffers from skin condition vitiligo – struck up a bond with Lewis in July but their relationship has recently ‘stepped up a notch’.
A source close to the couple told the paper: ‘Lewis and Winnie have known each other for a while and partied together in New York last year, but things have stepped up a notch recently.
‘They didn’t want to fuel any suspicion at the awards on Tuesday so agreed to stay apart from each other and avoided getting pictured together.’
The two stars made separate exits but he was pictured walking towards a car not far behind her.
After her car pulled away from the event, Lewis took only a matter of seconds to hop in his own motor, which seemed to head after Winnie’s.
The insider added to the newspaper: ‘It’s nothing serious at the moment and Lewis is just playing the field, but he really likes Winnie.’
MailOnline has contacted representatives of both Winnie and Lewis for comment.