He may earn $25 million a year as one of the world’s greatest racing drivers, but when it comes to negotiating Roman roads, Lewis Hamilton rents a Vespa like everyone else.

The British Formula 1 star, who drives for Mercedes AMG and won the World Championship in 2008, did just that on a romantic Valentine’s Day jaunt to the Italian capital with former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger.

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The London Daily Mirror snapped the pair cavorting around the city on a rented red Vespa, visiting everything from Louis Vuitton to the Vatican with a pit stop at the local gelateria to refuel.

And while they were well bundled up against the cold during their ride, we bet Nicole looked much more fetching in whatever she slipped into back at the pensione…