Lewis Hamilton changes his NAME amid new F1 season in touching tribute to his mum

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MERCEDES driver Lewis Hamilton changed his NAME to honour his mum’s legacy.

Lewis, 38, declared last year he wants his mother’s surname Larbalestier to live on with him amid the new F1 season.

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Lewis Hamilton revealed he wanted to change name as tribute to his mum[/caption]


Hamilton was joined by mum Carmen Larbalestier when he received his knighthood[/caption]


Lewis with his father Anthony, who introduced him to racing and bought him his first go-kart aged just seven[/caption]

Lewis (left) as a child with dad Anthony, his step-mum Linda and younger half-brother Nicolas

Hamilton, whose parents Anthony and Carmen divorced when he was just two, has questioned why women lose their surname after they become married.

Speaking onstage at the 2022 Dubai Expo, he said: “It would mean the world to my family [to win an eighth title].

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“It would mean a lot to me knowing that, for example, I am really proud of my family’s name, Hamilton.

“Actually none of you might know that my mum’s [sur]name is Larbalestier. And I’m just about to put that in my name.

“Because I don’t really fully understand the whole idea of why, when people get married, the woman loses her name.

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

“No, I don’t know if it will be this weekend. But we’re working on it.”


Source: The US Sun