Lewis Hamilton has confirmed that he has parted ways with his long-time performance coach Angela Cullen as he prepares for the second race of the 2023 season. Cullen had been an integral part of Hamilton’s inner circle for the last seven years, accompanying him to and from races. Both Hamilton and Cullen shared the news on Instagram before the first practice session of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.
“Exactly 7 years ago on this day I was standing in the F1 paddock for the first time at the Australian GP,” Cullen wrote. “Today I’m excited to share l’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 [Mercedes-Benz] team, who have been my family for the past 7 years.”
In response, Hamilton said, “For the last seven years, @cullen_angela has been by my side, pushing me to be the best version of myself. 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.”
Despite the split, Hamilton managed to finish in fifth place in the opening Bahrain Grand Prix of the season.