British paparazzi snapping at heels of Hamilton's HK mystery girl

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 21 June, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 21 June, 2007, 12:00am

The British press are desperately trying to track down a mystery girl in Hong Kong. Her name is Jodia Ma. The hunt began in earnest this week after her long-time boyfriend, British Formula One rookie sensation Lewis Hamilton won his second-straight race last weekend at the United States Grand Prix and now sits at the top of the drivers' table. Since the win, paparazzi editors on Fleet Street have been heard barking orders to release the hounds.

It seems the 22-year-old English sporting hero has been dating Ma, his high school sweetheart, since their days at Cambridge Arts and Sciences College. Press reports say Hamilton and Ma have been seeing each other for four years, though it's now a long-distance courtship since Ma returned to Hong Kong from London in January. However, the pair reportedly went to Bali for a break in March. There are also rumours that Jodia is related to Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Frederick Ma Si-hang, but this has not been confirmed.

If she's wise, Ma will lay low and out of the sight of the hounds as long as she can, unless her goal is to be the next Victoria Beckham.