Hamilton Welcomes Key Ally Marc Hynes Back for 2024 Season

F1 legend Lewis Hamilton has announced the return of Marc Hynes, a pivotal member of his inner circle, for the upcoming 2024 season.

Lee Parker

By Lee Parker
Updated on February 4, 2024

Hamilton and Marc Hynes

Lewis Hamilton, a seven-time world champion, is recognized for his close-knit circle of confidantes, including figures like Angela Cullen, who have been instrumental in his on and off-track success.

Marc Hynes, who collaborated with the British racer from 2016 to 2021, played a significant role in managing Hamilton’s Project 44, overseeing the F1 icon’s business ventures.

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Despite parting ways in 2021 for new opportunities, the split was friendly, with Hynes focusing on his own business pursuits.

During Hynes’ tenure, Hamilton secured five world championships. However, in his absence, rival Max Verstappen has clinched three consecutive titles.

The Reunion of Hamilton and Hynes

At the start of the 2024 season, this marks a significant reunion, with Hynes rejoining Hamilton’s team, primarily to bolster his on-track strategies.

This move resulted in the departure of Penni Thow, an American who had filled Hynes’ role since 2021.

“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,” Hamilton’s spokesperson told Telegraph Sport.

“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 be 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,” the statement continued.

“Marc will be solely focused on racing activities and supporting Lewis’s commitment to bringing the fight back to the top spot.”

Source: GP Fans

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Lee Parker
Lee Parker

Lee is our staff writer specialising in anything technical within Formula 1 from aerodynamics to engines. Lee writes most of our F1 guides for beginners and experienced fans having followed the sports since 1991, researching and understanding how teams build the ultimate machines. Like everyone else on the team he listens to podcasts about F1 and enjoys reading biographies of former drivers.

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