Lewis Hamilton has parted methods with his prolonged-time period trainer Angela Cullen just after seven a long time, through which time she was by Hamilton’s facet on race weekends via a great deal of his championship good results at Mercedes. The F1 star stressed she was leaving her position to go and “pursue her dreams” but no more information have been exposed.
Hamilton posted a heartfelt message to his colleague on Instagram ahead of practice for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix: “For the very last 7 a long time @cullen_angela has been by my facet, pushing me to be the most effective edition of myself.
“I am a stronger athlete and a superior individual simply because of her. So right now I hope you will join me in wishing her the very very best as she normally takes her upcoming techniques to go after her dreams. Thank you for everything Ang, I just can’t wait to see what the long run has in retail outlet for you.”
He has beforehand explained his and Cullen’s romantic relationship as “incredibly close” with the pair “pretty a lot residing together”.
Hamilton and Cullen routinely teach exterior of F1 weekends with the 48-year-outdated noticed by the seven-time champion’s facet for the duration of a array of his off-observe actions. Cullen partnered with Hamilton back again in 2016 and has routinely praised her tough work as a trainer and mother of two.
He discussed assembly Cullen was “one of the greatest things that’s happened” in his daily life and exposed her positivity was 1 of her best assets. The British F1 icon asked Cullen to be a part of him on the street right after struggling with his past physio. The 38-12 months-old admitted he was suffering “different problems” and pains which prompted the alter in personnel.
Back again in 2020, he said: “When you come into Formulation Just one, there is this whole plan of physios, but a ton of them, or some of them, are just trainers.
“They however choose on the title of ‘physio’ – but a physio is a physiotherapist, and for many years, I’d often had a male coach, but I found that I was often acquiring unique problems. I’d have, like, muscle mass tightness in my neck, or I’d have troubles with my lessen again, or glute, what ever it could be, and my trainer could in no way repair it.
“So you’d have to just offer with it by means of the weekend and I was like, ‘This does not make sense. I do not need to have to prepare on the weekends.’ So I was like, ‘I need to have to come across a physio.’
“Angela experienced done a little bit of do the job on me back again dwelling, so I spoke to her and requested her, ‘Would you like to appear on the road with me?’ and tiny did I know that we would have the best partnership.”
Angela, far too, has shared a heartfelt concept about their shared 7 years doing work jointly. Taking to Instagram, she wrote: “Particularly 7 yrs ago on this working day I was standing in the F1 paddock for the first time at the Australian GP. Today I’m psyched to share I’m off on my upcoming adventure.
“I am so grateful and blessed to have experienced this outstanding journey in F1 and I know my story will proceed. Many thanks to the MB crew, who have been my family members for the earlier 7 many years.
“And @lewishamilton you GOAT!! It is been such an honour and enjoyment to stand alongside you I’m so happy of you and every thing you have achieved.
“Thank you for supporting me, believing in me and demonstrating me the limitless possible we all have inside of us. I am so excited to look at the next chapter for you. There is almost nothing you can’t do.”