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Lewis Hamilton’s family life with two mums, sacking his own dad and growing up in ‘slums’

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Lewis Hamilton’s family life with two mums, sacking his own dad and growing up in ‘slums’

Lewis Hamilton would not be the man he is today without the unwavering support of his family.

Lewis Hamilton is undoubtedly one of the great British sporting exports, with the 38-year-old widely regarded as the best F1 driver to have ever lived. He would certainly not be the man he is today without the influence of his family, who have supported him relentlessly in his pursuit of greatness over the years.

Express Sport is on hand to provide an insight into Hamilton’s family life, from humble beginnings in Stevenage to a bitter row with his own father…

Having two mums

Hamilton’s biological mother is Carmen Larbalestier, who was born in 1955 and gave birth to him 30 years later. She has been spotted at several Grand Prix weekends in support of her son and went with him to Windsor Castle when he was knighted in late 2021.

The Mercedes driver was raised with half-sisters Nicola and Samantha by Carmen, who obtained custody of him when he was 12 years old. He revealed last year that he was in the process of changing his name to include his mother’s surname, saying: “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.”

The Brit also has a stepmother, Linda, who helped to raise Hamilton when he moved in with her and his father at the age of 12. She has also been spotted in the paddock and famously hugged him, together with Carmen, after winning the Chinese Grand Prix in 2008 just weeks before clinching his maiden world title.

Having two mums

Hamilton’s biological mother is Carmen Larbalestier, who was born in 1955 and gave birth to him 30 years later. She has been spotted at several Grand Prix weekends in support of her son and went with him to Windsor Castle when he was knighted in late 2021.

The Mercedes driver was raised with half-sisters Nicola and Samantha by Carmen, who obtained custody of him when he was 12 years old. He revealed last year that he was in the process of changing his name to include his mother’s surname, saying: “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.”

The Brit also has a stepmother, Linda, who helped to raise Hamilton when he moved in with her and his father at the age of 12. She has also been spotted in the paddock and famously hugged him, together with Carmen, after winning the Chinese Grand Prix in 2008 just weeks before clinching his maiden world title.

Author: Linda .R. Jones

Senior Writer

London,UK