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Hamilton to change his name

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15/03/2022

Lewis Hamilton has revealed that he is to officially change his name in order to incorporate his birth mother's surname, Larbalestier.

The seven-time world champion revealed his intention at Dubai's Expo 2020 event, telling the audience: "It would mean the world to my family.

"It would mean a lot to me knowing that, for example, I am really proud of my family's name, Hamilton," he continued. "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, and my mum, I really want her name to continue on along with the Hamilton name."

Asked when he will go through the process, he replied: "Hopefully soon, I don't know if it will be this weekend but we are working on it."

Following a tough test in Bahrain, with days to go before the season kicks off, the Briton revealed that he will be speaking to his engineers by phone tonight.

"I'm really hoping that when I get off the call this evening, they've found some tricks, found some ways to extract more out of this car," he said.

"There's a lot of cars that are looking quite fast. Alfa Romeo were looking fast, Valtteri was looking quick," he added. "Obviously the Red Bull looks ridiculously fast at the moment, and the Ferraris.

"But we are the best team, undoubtedly," he laughed.

Asked about his 'radio silence' in the aftermath of Abu Dhabi, he replied: "I had to unplug.

"Just so you know if any of you want to do it, unplugging from social media is a really, really good thing," he added. "I missed everyone that follows and supports me, but I really needed the time to re-centre, refocus.

"I was with my family, trying to be the best uncle I can be and just create memories in the family rebuilding and I've come back to fight."

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1. Posted by rallyx, 25/03/2022 13:32

"What a Dick "

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2. Posted by BrightonCorgi, 15/03/2022 19:13

" Larbalestier sounds like name you'd see in the NHL."

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3. Posted by elsiebc, 15/03/2022 14:39

"Taking the husband's name was a sign of true and total commitment, "and the two shall become one" and all that. Since today it is now "for as long as it's convenient", and since obviously his parents never had that kind of commitment, it is totally understandable. "

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4. Posted by noname33, 15/03/2022 12:32

"@kenji Wtf are you talking about?
Grow up."

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5. Posted by Simon in Adelaide, 15/03/2022 11:21

"Aussies do like a 3 letter acronym so it will be LLH or LHL :)"

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6. Posted by kenji, 15/03/2022 11:02

"@Noname33...glad to see that the 'cancel culture' club is alive and well. "

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7. Posted by Spindoctor, 15/03/2022 10:57

"@jcr. Seriously?"

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8. Posted by jcr, 15/03/2022 10:05

"Anything to get headlines !!
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9. Posted by Editor, 15/03/2022 7:09

"For the sake of time and space he will remain Lewis Hamilton or Hamilton here on Pitpass."

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10. Posted by noname33, 15/03/2022 5:52

"@kenji Well, you cared so much that you felt the need to log in and make a negative comment about it."

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11. Posted by kenji, 15/03/2022 4:58

" Does anyone really care? What's this got to with anything vaguely related to F1...apart from British media hallucinations ?."

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12. Posted by TokyoAussie, 15/03/2022 3:21

"Completely fine, as long as doesn't expect to be called his hyphenated name at every mention. Too well-known for that change to kick in."

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13. Posted by francisn, 15/03/2022 0:33

"Whatever he wants to do with his life is fine by me."

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14. Posted by Hippy, 14/03/2022 22:24

"Totally agree with both comments below."

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15. Posted by rosscogeo, 14/03/2022 20:11

"@workingchap I signed in just to click positive as some backwards thinking fool tapped negative.
Also my wife didn't change her name when we got married and we are both happily married for years."

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