Feb.9 (GMM) Lewis Hamilton has a new day-to-day manager, British newspapers have revealed.
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 famous F1 driver manager who handled Mika Hakkinen's career - to look after McLaren's Hamilton.
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.
British tabloids also report that Hamilton, 27, has reunited with his girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger.