How Much Does Lewis Hamilton’s Trainer Angela Cullen Earn?

Published 12/22/2021, 9:16 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Angela Cullen before the race. Pool via REUTERS/Bryn Lennon


Angela Cullen is a well-recognized face in the Formula 1 paddock. Always beside Lewis Hamilton, the trainer has been more than that- a friend and a confidante to the champion. Hamilton has often credited his success to Cullen; but how much does the physiotherapist earn?

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Angela Cullen found her way into Formula 1 because of her passion for sports. After her graduation, she worked as a senior physiotherapist for London’s English Institute of Sport. There, she played a significant role in strengthening the British Olympic Team. She later returned to New Zealand and worked with SPARC High Performance as a senior advisor until 2010.

JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 04: Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes and Great Britain with his trainer Angela Cullen of Mercedes and New Zealand after taking pole position during qualifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Saudi Arabia at Jeddah Corniche Circuit on December 04, 2021 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)

Thus, Cullen brings with her immense qualification and experience, one fitting for a champion.

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How did Cullen start working for Lewis Hamilton?

Angela Cullen became Hamilton’s physio in 2016; since then, she has proved crucial to the driver’s progress. Apart from training him during the season and traveling with Hamilton to his races, she is also a frequent sight during off-season training.

As a part of her work, she handles the Mercedes driver’s diet, sleeping patterns, mental health, and travel. During the time off between races, Cullen keeps Hamilton active in unique ways- from swimming and running to cryotherapy.

However, the two have more than a professional relationship. The bond between Cullen and Hamilton is almost unbreakable. With the words ‘loyalty’ tattooed on both of them, surely the meaning of the word is resounding in their rapport.

How much does Angela Cullen earn?

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With Cullen bringing so much to the table, surely her salary must be just as impressive. Cullen’s estimated net worth is estimated to be $15 million [€13.27 million]. She makes a neat £100,000 [$113079] as her salary and earns further income from deals and endorsements.

IMOLA, ITALY – NOVEMBER 01: Race winner Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP with his trainer Angela Cullen in parc ferme during the F1 Grand Prix of Emilia Romagna at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari on November 01, 2020 in Imola, Italy. (Photo by Dan Istitene – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

A fitting amount for a woman of her caliber, Hamilton has dedicated multiple victories to his friend. Cullen has also played a crucial role in helping Hamilton recover from his post-Covid- complications and the physical repercussions of the collision in Monza, where the Red Bull of Max Verstappen was on top of Hamilton’s Mercedes.

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Cullen has and will continue to positively impact the confident driver; as the 2022 season awaits new challenges, Cullen will be strapped up and ready to go.

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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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