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”.
“I’m really proud of my family’s name, Hamilton,” said the 37-year-old. “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.”
Hamilton’s mother Carmen Larbalestier, now Lockhart, separated from his father Anthony Hamilton when the future F1 world champion was two years old.
Hamilton mostly grew up with his father and stepmother Linda, and has frequently highlighted his family bond in recent years.
“It would mean the world to my family [to win an eighth title],” said Hamilton.
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.”
Source: SKY Sports