Lewis Hamilton’s Championship Boosting Coach Angela Cullen Shares Her Nuggets of Wisdom on Physical Wellbeing

Angela Cullen is one of the most recognizable performance coaches in Formula 1. Often seen with Mercedes’s Lewis Hamilton, she is not only the seven-time world champion’s physiotherapist and assistant but also takes over the responsibilities of being Lewis’s closest friend.


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Arguably during an intense battle in 2021, Lewis seemed to have been more spoken of Angela’s help with all the pressure. Hailing from New Zealand, Angela has proven herself to be the best performance coach in the business and in a video she explains how a person can take care of themselves.


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Angella Cullen explains how to take care of one’s well being

When it comes to working with Formula 1 drivers, performance coaches have the responsibility of keeping a driver in top shape throughout the season. And for someone like Lewis Hamilton, it would be a tough job. But for someone like Angela Cullen, she has gone above and beyond in showing why she is the best at what she does. In a YouTube video, the New Zealander shared tips on how to boost one’s well-being.

“I think first it’s really important for people to become aware of their bodies,” she started saying. “And the things that feel stiff and tight, and movement that are difficult for them to do.”

Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Angela Cullen before the race. Pool via REUTERS/Bryn Lennon

“Because it’s their body telling them that there’s something not right. And when there are things like that, they need to become proactive and go see experts like physios osteopaths, before they become a problem.”


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She then concluded on why it is important to prepare the body for daily day activities. Walking, running, exercises or stretching and other activities help the body to be prepared and be fit.

Lewis Hamilton on working with Angela Cullen through the years

Angela, like most performance coaches in F1, is part of the Hintsa Performance company. Replacing Lewis’s previous coach, Angela started working with the Brit in 2016. And since then Hamilton has been nothing but all praise for Angela.


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“People for sure won’t understand it, naturally, because they see it from a distance, but she has been one of the greatest things that’s happened to me in my life,” Hamilton was quoted. “I’ve been fortunate to work with a lot of people… and she’s the single hardest-working woman that I get to be around.”

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – NOVEMBER 26: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP walks in the Paddock with trainer Angela Cullen before final practice for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit on November 26, 2016 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

He focused on the fact that Angela Cullen is hardworking and makes sure that his weekends go smoothly. He added that her positivity helps him in his attitude and the way he approaches the race. Hamilton pointed out that he was dealing with various issues like neck pain or his back, but Angela seems to have solved the issue.


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As Hamilton himself admits that she is one of the greatest things that have happened to him, these two are certainly the most iconic duo on the grid. And given that the Mercedes W13 porpoising has been hurting Hamilton’s back, Angela’s expertise will definitely help him to get back to a competitive form.

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