Lewis Hamilton has explained the changes made to his management team after splitting from his long-time manager ahead of the 2021 F1 season.
The Mercedes driver recently parted ways with right hand man and friend Marc Hynes, who he had worked with for several years. Hynes - a former British Formula 3 champion - had helped Hamilton to run his 'Project 44' management company, but Hamilton insists that the split was amicable and that he is now focusing on restructuring.
"Marc is one of my best friends, and remains one of my best friends," Hamilton told RacingNews365.com among others. "He's moving on to do some other great things.
"We've had an amazing partnership together and I’m really, really grateful and proud of the work that I think we achieved together.
"I am doing some small restructuring now moving forwards and ultimately there are plans that we're working on for the future. And so there will be someone for this potentially for the short term, and I'll figure it out as I go along."
Hamilton had worked alongside Hynes since ending his deal with Simon Fuller's management company in 2014. The pair had known each other since Hamilton’s junior career. From 2001 to 2004, Hamilton competed for Manor Motorsport in several different junior categories, where Hynes held varying positions as both a driver and coach.
The Briton's changing management team is not the only development in his life recently. Hamilton has also revealed that he is also setting up a home in England alongside his bases in Monaco and Colorado.
"I live in the dream place that all the other drivers live in, in Monaco," Hamilton said. "I do have a home in England which I'm really, really excited for it to be finished. So when I do come to England, I have finally an anchor and finally a place to call my own."