New trainer for Lewis: Finland's Antti Vierula has been putting Lewis to the test in Colorado


Woking, United Kingdom, Jan 19, 2011

Lewis Hamilton’s Twitter feed (@IamLewis4real) has kept his 90,000 followers up to date on the most strenuous period of winter training in his entire career – and that’s largely thanks to the efforts of his new full-time trainer, Finland’s Antti Vierula.

Lewis spent the Christmas period in the mountains of Colorado, where he’s been snow-hiking, cross-country skiing and working out in the gym – all between altitudes of 2600 and 3700m to maximise cardiovascular efficiency.

It’s been a punishing schedule – but one that will set him up perfectly for the 2011 season. Antti will be working closely with Lewis both in the gym and at the racetrack to co-ordinate his fitness programme, dietary requirements, and to ensure that he’s operating at peak physical form throughout the grueling 20-race season.

McLaren Racing managing director Jonathan Neale said: “At Vodafone McLaren Mercedes, we’re committed to building a team with incredible strength in depth in every department.

“By appointing Antti Vierula to oversee Lewis’s trackside fitness regime and Clayton Green to a senior position within our Human High Performance programme at the McLaren Technology Centre, we’re convinced that we’ve assembled the most experienced, capable and committed team to oversee Lewis’s training requirements."

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