Hamilton brings back crucial ally in quest for eighth title


Lewis Hamilton has brought back former right-hand man Marc Hynes to his personal entourage ahead of the new F1 campaign.

Hynes had been Chief Executive of Hamilton’s Project Forty Four management company and spent five years alongside the seven-time World Champion – of which four were won together – before the former left to focus on his own commitments ahead of the 2021 season.

Hamilton has since worked with Penni Thow and Copper, with which he has undergone a number of projects including the highly-anticipated F1 film staring Damson Idris and Brad Pitt and whilst that partnership has come to an end, the duo will continue to work on a number of projects away from the racetrack.

Hynes’ return will be ‘solely focused on racing activities’ according to the Telegraph, with a spokesperson telling the British outlet: “The management agreement between Penni Thow and her company Copper with Lewis Hamilton came to its natural end in December 2023, after the expiry of a fixed term.

“Over the course of the partnership, Penni and her team have supported Lewis’s entrepreneurial vision and together they have launched several exciting ventures. While the management agreement has ended, Copper will remain working with Lewis on some of these joint projects to ensure their continued development and success.

“Over the coming months, Lewis will expanding his company Project Forty Four, which was set up in 2014, and will be making exciting appointments and announcements as he continues to grow his entrepreneurial business and investment interests.

“Lewis is looking forward to the beginning of the new Formula One season and he will be working with Marc Hynes, his long-term friend and former colleague who will be providing his expertise to assist Lewis on the track. Marc will be solely focused on racing activities and supporting Lewis’s commitment to bringing the fight back to the top spot.”

Hamilton is aiming to secure a first race victory for two years and a record-breaking eighth title this term, with Mercedes set to reveal its challenger on February 14.

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