Hamilton denounces suggestions of a squabble with Cullen

The reigning F1 champion asserts that there is no ill-feeling between himself and his former trainer, and that the decision was mutual.

Not so long ago, Lewis Hamilton and Angela Cullen cut their working relationship ties. Hamilton has denounced tip-offs and allegations that they are now on bad terms. In fact, Hamilton revealed that they are still “texting every day.”

Angela has been Hamilton's physiotherapist since 2016, and they parted ways on the Friday of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix weekend. She was an integral part of the team as she contributed to his success. After announcing their split, Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff mentioned that “when things aren’t working, it’s time to change.” 

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In his own words, he commented, "I think in every team, this is not a static situation that you can freeze because we all develop as people and as an organization. If things don’t work out anymore, then we need to be honest about it and bring change. But if this is what he decides, we will always absolutely support him whatever direction he wants to take.”

Others were suggesting that probably the two (Hamilton and Angela) had a quarrel. However, Hamilton denounced those suggestions. “Me and Angela are good,” said the seven-time World Champion. “She’s moving on to a different phase in her life. We’re still super-close and we have been texting every day. She’s massively supportive, and I’m massively supportive of her. I’m so grateful to have had her with me on this journey. She’s one of my closest friends, and she continues to be.”

Talking to social media, when they announced the split, both of them expressed great compliments to each other. In his statement, Hamilton mentioned he was a “stronger athlete and a better person because of her” meanwhile Cullen also said it was an “honor and pleasure to stand alongside the seven-time World Champion.”

Hamilton was frustrated as he finished Q3 almost four tenths down on Russell and commenting on Sunday night’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, he said, “George did a great job. He’s right up there on the second row. The car’s obviously got performance. I don’t feel connected to this car. No matter what I do, no matter what I change, I can’t get confidence in it. I’m at a bit of a loss with it.”

Hamilton was frustrated as he finished Q3 almost four tenths down on Russell and commenting on Sunday night’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, he said, “George did a great job. He’s right up there on the second row. The car’s obviously got performance. I don’t feel connected to this car. No matter what I do, no matter what I change, I can’t get confidence in it. I’m at a bit of a loss with it.”

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