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Despite Angela Cullen’s Solution on Hectic F1 Life, Lewis Hamilton Resorts to His Instant Recovery Mechanism After Monaco Chaos

Published 05/29/2023, 6:45 AM EDT

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Sebastian Vettel was spotted at the Monaco GP with his once rival turned good friend Lewis Hamilton. However, he’s not the friend whose absence would’ve been felt by the 38-year-old after the hectic Monaco GP. Lewis Hamilton turned toward his instant recovery method to recover after finishing P4 despite Angela Cullen’s preferred solution for the relentless F1 calendar. Nevertheless, the ideology behind both techniques is the same. What was Hamilton doing to recover?

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Things have not exactly been the way Lewis Hamilton would’ve wanted them to be for 2023. One of the biggest hits to Hamilton was her performance trainer Angela Cullen deciding to leave his side to pursue other passions in her life. Hamilton and Cullen shared a close bond and were great friends as well. In such hard times, the Beiron could’ve used someone like Cullen to help him out. 


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Nonetheless, despite the Kiwi trainer being gone, her methods have stuck with Lewis Hamilton. In December of last year, Angela Cullen uploaded a reel of Lewis Hamilton practicing the therapy called Whole Body Cryotherapy. The two were seen in a sub-zero temperature room and she explained in the caption how it helps the oxygen flow. With the races coming thick and fast, it helps recover the body quickly.

With the Barcelona weekend starting this Thursday, just 4 days after a hectic Monaco GP, Lewis was seen practicing his instant recovery method, albeit just being a reduced scale of Cullen’s solution. Monaco is always a physically and mentally tiring race for a driver owing to the concentration levels required. And this year’s rain-affected race was nothing short of chaos. Mercedes’ official account posted a photo of Lewis Hamilton in an ice bath on Twitter. Many believe it was to help recover the body quickly for Barcelona. 

The fans were intrigued by Lewis Hamilton’s style and attempt at taking an ice bath. Fans took over the social media platforms with questions and assumptions of their own as the 7X Champ recovered from a hectic Monaco GP. 

Fans react to Lewis Hamilton taking an ice bath

Fans took to Twitter and Instagram after they saw Lewis Hamilton taking an ice bath as they wondered what and why he was doing it. Many questioned the Briton as to why he was wearing the dress while being in the ice bath, as usually everything is supposed to be off when inside one. While others asked for Lewis Hamilton on the rocks. Let’s see how the fans reacted on Twitter 



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The theme of the fans reacting on Instagram remained similar, where some asked if an ice bath really works. On the other hand, the alcohol-related comments continued where some asked to make a Lewis Hamilton cocktail while some others suggested how Hamilton has become a champagne bottle. This is what fans commented on Instagram:

“Ok but why did you ice bathe in your fireproof suit? LOL you supposed to be N*KED😜”


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“Does the ice really work????”

“No Champagne popping today, so Lewis tries to be a champagne bottle himself”

“I’ll have a Hamilton cocktail please @tipsybartender”


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With Lewis finishing P4 here in Monaco with these new upgrades, what are your hopes for him at the Spanish GP?

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Written by:

Pranay Bhagi


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Pranay Bhagi is an F1 writer at EssentiallySports, who has always been passionate about sports and writing. With a degree from a prestigious institute, he has channeled his enthusiasm into sports journalism, particularly F1, a sport that has captivated him for over a decade. Pranay's deep-rooted love for the sport began during the Sebastian Vettel era, and he has been following it religiously ever since.
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Varunkumaar Chelladurai