A successful sporting celebrity like Lewis Hamilton needs support from his entourage to stay on top of his game. They are what fans would generally call the “inner circle,” which in general guides athletes to do better.
One such person in Hamilton’s inner circle is his physiotherapist Angela Cullen. She has often been spotted in and around the paddock. The six-time world champion has now opened up on what she brings to the table.
Speaking in an interview, Hamilton is quoted as saying, “People for sure don’t understand it, naturally because they see it from a distance. But she has been one of the greatest things that’s happened to me in my life.”
The British driver once again stressed the fact that how a lot of trainers in Formula 1 are not ‘real physios.’ Angela, being a natural physiotherapist, has also previously helped Hamilton before.
“Angela had done a bit of work on me back home, so I spoke to her and asked her, ‘would you like to come on the road with me.’ Little did I know that we would have the greatest partnership.”
“She is the single hardest working woman that I get to be around. Focused, selfless and she makes my weekends peaceful.”
Many F1 fans have always been curious to know who she was when she appeared often during Hamilton’s podium celebrations. We now know that her role in the Mercedes driver’s life is one of utmost importance.
Hamilton does have many positive people working with him, both on and off the track. He has also previously accredited his success to these select few, who have motivated him to become the icon he is today.
“Every day I wake up whatever time it is, she’s just positive. Never a single day has she been negative. And that’s very, very, very important.
“I think it’s important in life to put positive people around you. You can’t be going around with deadweights, can’t be going around with people who don’t want to inspire you to be better.”
“You need to be around people who can do that for you. She’s one of them.”
Lewis Hamilton can secure his seventh World Drivers’ championship if he wins the Turkish Grand Prix on November 15. If he does, you can be certain that Angela will celebrate with him in equal measure.