Fans Rush to Correct Angela Cullen’s Gaffe on Lewis Hamilton’s Social Media Post

Published 08/20/2021, 10:06 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Angela Cullen before the race. Pool via REUTERS/Bryn Lennon


Lewis Hamilton has taken a much-needed time out during the summer break. After regaining his position at the top of the leaderboard, the champion has one less thing to worry about. Unwinding, surrounded by nature, Hamilton went old school- slinging a speaker over his shoulders and taking a ride in the hills. Nodding along to Red Red Wine by UB40, Hamilton’s comments section blew up because of Angela Cullen.

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Hamilton’s trainer made a minor blunder, commenting, “powered by Bob,” under the post. Cullen misconstrued the popular English reggae band as Bob Marley. Subsequently, the replies poured in, correcting Lewis’ friend over her error.

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Relaxing summer break for Lewis Hamilton

After his health-scare at the Hungarian GP, Hamilton took his first week off to work on his health. Consequentially, used his summer break to work on building strength in his lungs; his Instagram was filled with workout updates.

Now, Hamilton is taking time off with nature. A quick scroll through his Instagram reveals his love for the outdoors. He spent time with his designer friend, Tommy Hilfiger, and has been out getting a breath of fresh air. The stressful season resumes in a week, with Hamilton back on the track, fighting to extend his eight-point lead from Max Verstappen.

Stronger return for Hamilton?

The first half of the season has been both emotionally and physically tough for the champion. Max Verstappen has made the competition tight; a challenge that Lewis hasn’t faced in a very long time. Nonetheless, Hamilton has pushed through and finished on top.

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The climb to the top in Hungary caused Hamilton to push his limits.

Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – July 30, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in action during practice REUTERS/Florion Goga

Technical Director Mike Elliott commented, “Lewis was really pushing on that two-stop, some of the overtakes he was doing were absolutely brilliant. That takes a lot of energy out of you in that really hot environment.” He further emphasized, ” The average person like you and me, we wouldn’t survive five minutes in there, let alone a whole race.”

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Besides, Elliot believes in the Mercedes champ. “I am sure he will come back really strong for the second half of the season.” And it’s easy to believe Lewis will bounce back- sticking to his motto: “Still We Rise.”

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Shreya Sanjeev

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Shreya Sanjeev is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having attained a journalism degree from St Xavier's College, she finds comfort in the sound of her keyboard while typing and excitement in the sound of F1 cars speeding on a track. A street circuit and Daniel Ricciardo fan through and through, Shreya claims the 2018 Monaco GP to be one of her favorite races of all time.

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