Mercedes' PR department will have likely frowned upon the sight of Lewis Hamilton cruising around Beverly Hills this week in a Porsche Taycan Turbo S.
But technically, the seven-time world champion isn't contracted to Mercedes, with the two parties still ironing out the details of their next deal together.
Hamilton, keeping safe while wearing a face mask, was spotted running a few errands in LA's posh shopping neighborhood on Rodeo Drive with his new set of wheels.
Perhaps the tiny size of the F1 star's purchases, which appeared to be constrained to jewelry boutique XIV Karats Ltd. according to the paps from the Daily Mail, didn't justify rolling out the Merc AMG G-Class.
Or maybe Hamilton was using the Taycan to send a subliminal message to his ex-future employer?