“Always a Light in Bad Times”: Twitter F1 in Dismay as Lewis Hamilton Parts Ways With Longtime Physiotherapist Angela Cullen

Vidit Dhawan
|Published 17/03/2023

Formula 1 is set to lose a legendary partnership as Lewis Hamilton is all set to part ways with his longtime performance coach Angela Cullen.

The Kiwi physiotherapist announced the same via her Instagram handle on March 17. She explained how after spending seven long years in the sport, it was time for her to move on to her ‘next adventure.’

Cullen was Hamilton’s coach for the past seven years (2015-22) and helped the 38-year-old scale new heights during this time. In this duration, the British driver won five of his seven world championship titles (2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020).

Since such an iconic partnership is all set to end now, several Hamilton fans got emotional and thanked Cullen for all her efforts.

Fans react as Lewis Hamilton parts ways with Angela Cullen

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Hamilton and Cullen thank each other for sharing one of F1’s most iconic partnerships

Both Lewis Hamilton and Angela Cullen took to social media and shared heartwarming posts for each other. The 38-year-old described how Cullen has been on his side for the past seven years and pushed him to be a better version of himself each day.


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A post shared by Lewis Hamilton (@lewishamilton)

On the other hand, Cullen wrote about how it was a pleasure for her to share the platform alongside Hamilton.

She described the British driver as the ‘GOAT’ and thanked him for always believing in her. Cullen ended her heartwarming post by wishing Hamilton all the best for his future and said that she will always be on his side.


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A post shared by Angela Cullen (@cullen_angela)

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Lewis Hamilton commits his future to Mercedes

While all may seem gloomy for Mercedes fans following the team’s poor start to the F1 2023 season, Lewis Hamilton’s desire to stick with the side in these difficult times would certainly help boost their morale.

While speaking at his Saudi Arabia GP press conference, the Briton said that he has ‘100% belief in the team’ that they could find their way back to the top.

He clarified that he did not plan to go anywhere else as the team was like ‘family’ to him. However, he did state that some ‘bold decisions’ needed to be made if Mercedes were to have any chance of getting closer to their rivals. As things stand, the Silver Arrows are the fourth-fastest team, behind Red Bull Racing, Ferrari, and now even Aston Martin.

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Vidit Dhawan

Vidit Dhawan

Vidit Dhawan is an F1 writer at The SportsRush. He fell in love with the sport at first sight when F1 visited India in 2011. The noise and the racing action from lights out and away we go to the chequered flag are what keeps him at the edge of his seat at all times. Vidit has been a lifelong Fernando Alonso fan and sees Charles Leclerc as the future of the sport. Other than F1, he also follows football and tennis closely.

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