Lewis Hamilton’s physiotherapist Angela Cullen jumped into the river after the Canadian Grand Prix. Actually, she needed a little push from the 7-time World Champion to do it.
Before the race in Canada, Angela Cullen promised Lewis Hamilton that she would jump into the river if he finishes in P3. She took a great risk because we all know that Lewis can start in P10 and win the race, just like he did last season at Interlagos, in the Brazilian Grand Prix.
This past Sunday, in Montreal, he started in P4, having his teammate George Russell in P5. Lewis Hamilton made his way onto the podium, behind Max Verstappen from Red Bull and Carlos Sainz from Ferrari.
So his physiotherapist had to keep her promise. The British driver helped her over the fence and straight into the water. “It’s cold,” she cries out in the video that the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Team posted on their official Facebook page with the caption “Get in there, Ang!” That was exactly what senior race engineer Peter Bonnington (Bono) constantly told Lewis Hamilton last season during races.
Angela Cullen is Lewis Hamilton’s physiotherapist and assistant. She has been working with the seven-time World Champion since 2016. This season, she helped him fight his back problems. Lewis, as well as his teammate George, have been suffering backaches due to the car porpoising. The back problems left him doubtful to even start the race on Sunday, not to mention a good result.
Hamilton is only in the sixth place in the overall ranking this season with 77 points. George Russell is fourth with 111 points. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, who is the reigning champion, leads with 175 points.
Mercedes claims to have solved the porpoising issues. That remains to be seen in two weeks’ time when Formula 1 returns to Europe for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.