Lewis Hamilton Reveals the Backstory to Him Partnering Up With Physio Angela Cullen

Published 10/23/2021, 4:39 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 26, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates with a team member after winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Yuri Kochetkov


Lewis Hamilton is undoubtedly one of the greatest drivers of all time. However, the Knight is not alone in his journey in Formula On; he is accompanied by his physio, Angela Cullen.

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The two are inseparable on a Grand Prix weekend, and often spend time with each other when they are away from the world of racing. The Mercedes looked back at his journey with Cullen and remembers how they first teamed up.

Lewis Hamilton remembers the time he decided to partner up with Cullen

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The 7-times world champion always has Cullen by his side, be it for motivation or needing help to recover from a race. The two joined forces back in 2016, and since then have formed a strong bond. Hamilton reveals how he convinced Angella to join him in his journey on the grid.

Speaking to The Sun, Hamilton said, “When I got to F1 I didn’t have a trainer and when I got there I was given a trainer at the time, they’re all called physios.

“And, a couple of the trainers I had were not physios, but they were called physios for the race weekend.And it was usually a guy that I was working with, would be on the road with me and train with me.”

He added, “And then I started to notice I was having issues every now and then again with small injuries popping up, or you realise you’ve got a neck problem or whatever it might be.”

Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 26, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates with teammates after winning the race REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

“And I never had anyone to be able to fix that, and it’s not until after I look back and I’d see Angela. So I said why don’t you come on the road with me, because I’m not training on race weekends, I need physio that knows my body and knows what it needs to be as prepared as possible for a race weekend, and then when I’m away I can train with her,”  Hamilton concluded.

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Can their partnership give Hamilton his eighth title?

The 2021 season has been a rollercoaster of a season for the duo. The Mercedes driver finds himself in the middle of an intense battle with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. Hence, Hamilton looks to Cullen when he wants to recover from a race, with the hopes of coming back stronger for the next one.

Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 26, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates with a team member after winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Yuri Kochetkov

The upcoming United States Grand Prix will be their next challenge, can Cullen help Lewis win another race this season, and turn the odds of the title race? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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