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Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton could race with new surname in 2022

Formula 1's record books could soon be set for a reprint with Lewis Hamilton poised to change his name to celebrate his mother, Carmen Larbalestier.

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Lewis Hamilton is set to change his name so that his mother, Carmen Larbalestier, can see her surname live on as part of the seven-time World Champion's racing legacy.

The 37-year-old racer has revealed that he is in the process of changing his name and is hopeful that the move will soon be complete.

Hamilton has raced bearing the surname of his father, Anthony, since his career began, but that name now appears set to be tweaked.

Speaking at the 2022 Dubai Expo, the Mercedes driver explained how he does not understand why marriage should typically prevent a woman's surname from continuing while children carry the father's name.

Hamilton: We are working on my name change

Hamilton said pride in both sides of his family lineage means he wants to make the change.

"It would mean the world to my family [to win an eighth title]; it would mean a lot to me knowing that, for example, I am really proud of my family's name, Hamilton," he told media.

"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. Hopefully soon, not this weekend [for the Bahrain Grand Prix], but we are working on it."

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