Lewis Hamilton & Angela Cullen Focus on This Key Takeaway After Canadian GP Success

Published 06/23/2022, 7:18 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain – May 20, 2022 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and his physiotherapist Angela Cullen after practice REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Lewis Hamilton has had a tough start to his 2022 season after an absorbing end to last. He has been unlucky in the races compared to his teammate George Russell. He’s also been struggling with the issue of porpoising a lot in 2022 with his car, which has caused him a lot of physical pain.

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The 7-time world champion complained of back pain after Azerbaijan Grand Prix because of the bouncing in his car. But he fought through the pain to finish the race in P4 and bounced back next week in Canada by getting a second podium of the season.

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He took to his Instagram stories to share a video of himself and his trainer, Angela Cullen, out on the run. ” We have to keep pushing,” wrote the Mercedes driver in his story, reflecting that he won’t give up just yet on this season.

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The Mercedes driver credited his physio for helping him get prepared for the Canadian GP.

Lewis Hamilton credits physio Angela Cullen for his Baku recovery

The 7-time world champion looked in a lot of pain after the end of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix last weekend. He had complained of experiencing severe back pain throughout the race because of porpoising. But he worked hard with his physio Angela Cullen to race in Montreal.

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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)

“I’m forever grateful to have @cullen_angela with me on the road. I would be lost without her. We’ve been working each day… stretching, acupuncture, and cryo to recover. I’m feeling a lot better and today been able to do my first run. Pushing through,” said Hamilton, ahead of the Canadian GP.

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It was the right kind of result and motivation that the 7-time world champion needed ahead of his home race next weekend. The British driver would go into Silverstone full of confidence and hoping for an excellent result in front of his home fans.

But it would be difficult for him to once again stand on the top step of the podium. Yet one must not discount the fact that he has pulled some magical results previously at the British GP.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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