Lewis Hamilton says goodbye to long-time performance coach Angela Cullen

Michelle Foster
Lewis Hamilton and his physio Angela Cullen. Brazil November 2021

Lewis Hamilton smiling as he speaks his physio Angela Cullen, his helmet in the foreground. Brazil November 2021

Lewis Hamilton has parted ways with his long-term right hand woman, and also performance coach, Angela Cullen after seven years of working together.

Hamilton took to social media to announce the two had parted ways, Cullen having been a part of his personal team since 2016.

The New Zealander linked up with Hamilton in 2016 after his former physiotherapist and mentor Aki Hintsa passed away.

By his side for four of his F1 World titles, the 48-year-old was also one of the first to console the Briton when he lost the 2021 title on the final lap of the season.

“For the last seven years Angela Cullen has been by my side, pushing me to be the best version of myself,” he wrote.

“I am a stronger athlete and a better person because of her.

“So today I hope you’ll join me in wishing her the very best as she takes her next steps to pursue her dreams.

“Thank you for everything Ang, I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for you.”

Cullen says it has been an “honour and pleasure” to stand with the seven-time World Champion.

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“Exactly seven years ago on this day I was standing in the F1 paddock for the first time at the Australian GP,” she wrote on Instagram. “Today I’m excited to share I’m off on my next adventure.

“I am so grateful and blessed to have had this incredible journey in F1 and I know my story will continue.

“Thanks to the MB team, who have been my family for the past 7 years.

“And Lewis Hamilton you GOAT!! It’s been such an honour and pleasure to stand along side you I’m so proud of you and everything you have achieved.

“Thank you for supporting me, believing in me and showing me the limitless potential we all have within us.

“I am so excited to watch the next chapter for you. There’s nothing you can’t do. Don’t stop believing…

“Life’s journey is one big wave, keep riding, Dream big as dreams do come true.

“Forever by your side, STILL WE RISE.”