A mystery blonde spotted leaving Lewis Hamilton’s Beverly Hills hotel cabana on Monday morning has been revealed to be American model Grace Lindley.
Grace was seen emerging from the same cabana as Lewis, moments before the Formula 1 ace, 36, sheepishly made his way towards his parked Mercedes at around 9.30am.
American beauty Grace cut a casual figure in a quilted jacket and high-slung jeans as she climbed into a waiting Limousine, with the pair making separate departures from the hotel.
As always Hamilton’s characteristically quirky wardrobe ensured he stood out, with the sportsman opting for a tie-dye sweater and paint spattered jogging bottoms.
He added to his look with a pair of lilac high top trainers, but it was Grace who commanded significantly more attention in her tiny crop top as she made her exit.
Hamilton is relaxing in California after testing positive for COVID-19 less than 24-hours after winning the Bahrain Grand Prix on November 29th. He has since made a full recovery.
Lewis updated his fans in January on how he was feeling as he continued working on his fitness after recovering from the physical effects of COVID-19.
The driver has embarked on a gruelling fitness regime which involved altitude training and admitted a stay at an undisclosed mountain location had a positive impact on his mental and physical health.
Taking to Instagram, he wrote: ‘Hey World, I haven’t been on here for a while. I’m in the mountains training everyday, getting my mind and body right.
I’m hiking to the top of the mountain every morning. 3 of those hikes I cross country ski once I get to the top which is at 3400m, killer.
‘I love altitude training, there is less oxygen high up so working out is much harder than at sea level, just walking up the stairs you feel it at 2000m.
Normally when I finish training here and return to sea level running is such a breeze.’ He added: ‘I’m trying to find the right balance in cardio and strength building.
On top of that, lots of work ongoing in the background. Many moving parts but just checking in to let you know I’m doing good, I’m healthy and mentally strong right now in my bubble.
‘I hope you are staying as positive as you can with all that is still going on. Keep your head up. I can’t wait to see you all again at some stage soon. Sending you love and light.’
The Formula 1 champion previously revealed he lost almost a stone in weight and had ‘really low strength’ after contracting the virus towards the end of last year.
Taking to Instagram in December, he shared a picture of himself in the gym and wrote: ‘I’ve lost 6kg over the past two months. Four of which I lost when I got Covid.
‘I’ve lost so much muscle. Starting from a low point in strength now, not fun but I’m determined to get my strength back and to be 100 per cent again. No pain, no gain.’
After testing positive, Hamilton spent 10 days in isolation at the start of December and admitted he had ‘one of the hardest weeks in some time’ after getting the result.
He finished third at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday 13 December, saying he felt ‘destroyed’ and just ‘happy to be alive’ after his race return.
The sportsman had previously taken to Twitter to thank his fans for their support while isolating in his hotel room in Bahrain, after the news of his positive COVID-19 test broke on December 1.
He said: ‘It’s definitely been one of the hardest weeks that I’ve had in some time. Just been focusing on recovering and getting back in shape so I can get back in the car and race the final race in Abu Dhabi.
‘I woke up today feeling great and got my first workout in early so wanted to send you guys positivity and let you know I’m OK… I hope that wherever you are, you’re staying positive and fighting through whatever you’re facing.
I hope that I can get back in the car soon. And I’m sending you guys love. ‘It was revealed on December 1 that Lewis had tested positive for COVID-19
with the star missing the Sakhir Grand Prix and he faced an anxious wait to see if he will be able to take part in the season-ending Abu Dhabi GP.
However before his Covid result and the undoubtedly stressful end of the F1 season, Lewis was seen enjoying a yacht trip with glamorous model Florence Mueller in September.
With her long limbs, toned abs and luscious raven locks, Florence bore a striking resemblance to his former flame, Nicole Scherzinger.
But a source speaking to The Sun on Sunday claimed that Lewis and the model were strictly friends, as they claimed they were ‘just good mates.’
The inside said: ‘Lewis and Florence aren’t dating, they’re just good mates. She joined him on the boat as part of a group of pals with Lewis. They get on but there’s nothing romantic going on between them at the moment.’
MailOnline has contacted Lewis’ representatives for comment at the time. Lewis and Nicole called time on their on and off eight year relationship in 2015 but have remained amicable, reuniting at the Fashion Awards in London in December 2019.
Speaking about their split during an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show, Nicole revealed: ‘I don’t see anything negative.
‘I think it’s quite natural when people separate and go their own ways and you just have to be adult about it and just always wish the other person happiness, success and love like sincerely and I do.’
When asked whether they still stay in touch, the Poison hitmaker – who first started seeing the race car driver in 2007 – was frank in her admission.
She added: ‘Yeah we don’t, like, talk. I think that he is the best driver since Ayrton Senna and I think that he’s probably going to win this year and I only wish him happiness and success.’
The American beauty is now dating retired British rugby player Thom Evans after meeting on Celebrity X Factor at the end of last year.