Fuller appoints new manager for Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren, right, with his manager, Didier Coton (FRA), Aces Management, left. Formula One World Championship, Rd 15, Singapore Grand Prix, Qualifying, Singapore, Saturday 27 September 2008.
Lewis Hamilton with Didier Coton

Feb.9 (GMM) McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton has a new day-to-day manager according to reports in British newspapers.

As his on and off-track woes worsened last year, the 2008 world champion insisted he was happy with his management team headed by pop industry agent Simon Fuller.

But Fuller’s company, XIX Entertainment, has now appointed Didier Coton – the well respected F1 driver manager who handled Mika Hakkinen’s career – to look after Hamilton’s affairs.

Formerly with Keke Rosberg’s outfit, Coton now heads his own management firm, Monaco based Aces Group.

“Didier’s appointment builds on the existing strengths of XIX and I am delighted to have him as part of the team,” Hamilton is quoted as saying.