Lewis Hamilton Angela Cullen
Lewis Hamilton Angela Cullen Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton had an extremely difficult time last year. For the first time in his career, he could not win a single race in a season. And this fate does not seem to go away this year, either. The first two races of the 2023 season were absolutely horrible for the seven-time world champion. Both in Bahrain and Jeddah, Lewis Hamilton finished at P5. At 38, Lewis is still hunting for the eighth title, but it does not look like it is coming soon.

But the Briton has always been a fighter as he overcame all sorts of challenges being the only colored driver on the grid to be the champion racer he is today. As there is a saying that behind every successful man, there is a woman, it is valid for Hamilton as well. For all these years, he had an incredible trainer and physiotherapist in the form of Angela Cullen.


Nico Rosberg Thinks It Was Not A Good Idea To Let Cullen Go

Angela Cullen Lewis Hamilton
Angela Cullen Lewis Hamilton Mercedes

The lady from New Zealand has been a constant guide for Hamilton and helped him maintain the mindset of a champion. But things have not been working out for the last couple of seasons. So perhaps it was time for a change, and as a result, Hamilton and Cullen parted ways after a long time. According to Mercedes boss Toto Wolff, it was Hamilton’s call to let Cullen go, and the team will support him in every way it can. Albeit, the former Mercedes driver, Nico Rosberg, mentioned that it was not a very good idea.

According to the 2016 champion, Lewis Hamilton is not having a good time on the track anyway. Hence, leaving the long-time support at this time will only make things worse for the great Englishman. Rosberg emphasized the relationship between a driver and the trainer, saying that it is a special bond. For instance, going to dinner with a small group is common for a driver, and not seeing a familiar face may make things challenging to adjust to.

Lewis Hamilton Suggests Everything’s Good Between The Two

Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) – Image Credit – GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP via Getty Images

On the other hand, Lewis Hamilton said that even after their split Angela Cullen remains a close and dear friend. Hamilton acknowledged Cullen saying she made him the champion that he has been for all these years. And also made him a better person. He even mentioned that both of them still keep in touch by texting. The Mercedes driver also added that she has been supporting him all weekend via texting. Hamilton said she is still there with him in spirit.

Looks like the seven-time champion is very happy for his long-time friend to move on to a new phase of her life. Lewis Hamilton mentioned that they are very supportive of each other. And he is grateful to have her on his journey. But he is still excited to have a great team around him. However, what raises suspicion is that Wolff mentioned Hamilton talked about a need for change regarding Cullen. If things were so good between them, then what was the urgency to change and let go of her?