Lewis Hamilton: Everything You Need to Know About his Mother and Step Mother

Published 11/21/2019, 3:14 PM EST


Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has certainly made his family extremely proud when he seized his 6th F1 world championship. While his father Anthony has been far more involved in his career, his mother has also been supportive.

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Hamilton’s birth mother, Carmen Larbalestier was born in 1955, but she and Anthony Hamilton separated when Lewis was just two years old. Hamilton is mixed race, as his father was dark-skinned, while his birth mother was white, as was his step mother.

Carmen won custody of Lewis until he was 12 years old, and he was raised alongside half-sisters Nicola and Samantha. After that, he moved to live with father Anthony, stepmother Linda and half-brother Nicolas.

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However, even though he is living away from his birth mother, Lewis Hamilton harbours an excellent relationship with her.

Lewis and Carmen

While she has largely stayed out of the limelight, she has shown up at a few races to support her son. It is also note-worthy that Carmen shares a good relationship with Linda. In fact, at the 2008 Chinese Grand Prix, Larbalestier was seen embracing her son and his stepmother Linda.

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On the subject of Linda, she took an active role in raising Lewis when he moved in with her and Anthony. Linda was also regularly spotted at races alongside Anthony, even after he was sacked as Lewis’ manager.

Speaking about the support that he gets from his family, Lewis Hamilton said, “Just having my dad, my mum, my brother and Linda there for me is far greater than the support of 100,000 people in a stadium.”

“Without my family, I wouldn’t be able to do anything. I owe everything to them. My dad for pushing me, and helping me with decisions. My mum, my two mums, for being so supportive, for raising me and for giving me direction. And my brother who’s never ever doubted me.”

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“She [Carmen] is incredibly considerate, very caring and fun.”

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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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