WATCH: Lewis Hamilton Mocks Angela Cullen After She Sat in His F1 Car for the 1st Time at Turkish GP

Published 10/09/2021, 6:36 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – July 18, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates after winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Lars Baron


Angela Cullen plays an important role as a champion’s trainer, and what better way to understand Lewis Hamilton than from inside the car. However, Cullen failed to gain any perspective from a fresh point of view, as she was too small for the cockpit! Hamilton was quick to poke fun at his friend on Instagram.

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Angela Cullen looked to take the role of reserve driver for Mercedes as she posted a video of herself inside a Silver Arrow. Lewis asked her, “can you actually see what’s going on? Where are you going?” Angela then confessed that she couldn’t see anything ahead of the steering wheel.

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Cullen then added, “I can race with heels!” Hamilton shared her post on his stories, laughing at the situation. He captioned the story: “She can’t see!”

Lewis Hamilton gets ready for a challenging race

As Lewis gets aback into his monocoque, it will soon be time for qualifying. It would be crucial for the driver to get a good position on the grid; his ICE change results in a 10-place grid penalty for Lewis Hamilton.

After two successful practice sessions in the Park, Hamilton is happy with the equation of the car and the track. Aware of his circumstance on Sunday, Hamilton said, “I have a lot of work to do Sunday, either way, whatever the case, so just going to try and focus on how I can get the best out there.”

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The reigning champion added, “I need to be on pole to limit the loss and then, of course, I need to understand the car to do the best in terms of long run, so just trying to find the balance, no real difference to any other weekend.”

Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Intercity Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – October 8, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in action during practice REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Even if Hamilton starts the race in 10th, he would have to charge through a field of tough competitors. The Alpine of Fernando Alonso, the competitive Ferraris, and the defensive McLarens- a prospective minefield for Hamilton. “They’re [Ferrari] going to be hard to pass, as are [Alpine] and McLaren.”

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With the championship battle balancing in two points, every race is important for the titans and their teams. With a potent circuit and an increasingly unpredictable season, who will head to America with the championship lead?

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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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