Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton and former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger are trying to rekindle their relationship after splitting back in October from a four-year relationship, according to reports.

What's more is that Hamilton and Scherzinger will be planning a series of what reports call secret meetings over the next few weeks to swing back into their romance. Marie Claire magazine reports that the two called it quits in October because they found the relationship unworkable due to their increasingly packed schedules.

It's a struggle to maintain a blossoming relationship during the F1 season, said a source to the Sun newspaper in London. Lewis is so busy and in a different country every other week. When they can't see each other they use things like Skype, but that's no substitute for the real thing.

The source added: With no F1 distractions, Lewis aims to spend some proper time with Nicole. He can't wait.

Hamilton and Scherzinger's plan to rekindle seemed to have taken off after they briefly met with each other in Los Angeles last month and talked some things through. The F1 driver came out of that get-together confident and implying so to the Sun.

We still have very, very strong feelings for each other and I still love her very much, said Hamilton. Who knows, maybe we will be together in the future?

He added: It was a really positive few days. I came away from LA feeling great and things are getting into perspective.

Recent reports after Hamilton and Scherzinger broke up in October have said that Scherzinger had been getting friendly with X factor host Steve Jones at first, then started getting flirty with Dancing with the Stars choreographer Derek Hough. Scherzinger's rep denied both flings.

For Hamilton, that looks like good news. The bad news is that, despite the green light he has to a reformed romance, he might have to wait a little bit before things really get going. Scherzinger will still be busy for the next few weeks because she is judging on X Factor until Dec. 22, when the finale is set to air.