Lewis Hamilton seen for the first time in LA since calling hometown Stevenage a 'slum'
The five time Formula 1 champion, 33, appeared a tad glum as he left a restaurant in the city yesterday.
The sports star was hard to miss in a white tracksuit, neon beanie hat and equally bright trainers.
His sighting came the same day as Lewis issued a grovelling apology to his hometown of Stevenage after branding it a "slum" on Sports Personality of the Year.
But the Mercedes driver took to social media to express his love for the place he grew up and apologise to his former neighbours.
Lewis posted a video on Instagram saying: "Good day people. I hope you are well wherever you are I'm sending you positive energy.
"I'm having an amazing day today, super happy, simply because holidays have just started.
"But I wanted to take a second to send a message to people back in the UK, but also to people in Stevenage where I grew up.
"It's somewhere I'm incredibly proud of coming from and still love to this day."
The sports star continued to excuse himself for his remark on stage urging people allowing his comment to get "up in their feelings," to, "throw it to the side, its negative energy, you don't need to hold".