Hamilton changing name to include mother’s surname

Last Updated: 14/03/22 2:36pm

Sir Lewis Hamilton with his mother Carmen after he was knighted last December

Lewis Hamilton has revealed that he is in the process of changing his name so that it incorporates his mother’s surname Larbalestier.

Hamilton, speaking at the 2022 Dubai Expo before he begins his fight for a record eighth Formula 1 world championship this weekend at the Bahrain GP, said he wants his “mum to continue on with the Hamilton name”.

“It would mean the world to my family [to win an eighth title],” said Hamilton. “It would mean a lot to me knowing that, for example, I am really proud of my family’s name, Hamilton.

“None of you might know that my mum’s name is Larbalestier and I am just about to put that in my name.

“I don’t fully understand the idea that when people get married the woman loses their name.

“I really want my mum to continue on with the Hamilton name.”

Asked when the name change could be complete, Hamilton added: “Hopefully soon, I don’t know if it will be this weekend… but we are working on it.”

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