Who is Carmen Larbalestier?
Carmen Larbalestier is well known as the mother of British car race driver Lewis Hamilton. Even though she keeps a distance on public matters about her son, she has always been Hamilton’s number one supporter. She celebrates with Lewis in Mexico on his world title.
Lewis competes in Formula One for Mercedes and has won a joint-record seven World Drivers’ Championship titles
Carmen Larbalestier Age
Larbalestier is 66 years old as of 2021. She was born in 1955.
In 2015 during her 60th birthday, her son Lewis Hamilton threw her a surprise birthday party. She even had singer Jessie J performing at her surprise birthday party. As a tribute to her mother, Lewis wrote a touching message celebrating his mother saying;
“I want to take a moment to celebrate my mum today. The unconditional love you’ve shown me is unmatched and I feel so lucky to have a mother as wonderful as you.
“You are the best part of me. Happy Birthday, mum, I hope you have the best day.”
Carmen Larbalestier Background
Larbalestier was born and raised in the United Kingdom. She is a private person and not much is known about her background including her childhood, family, and parents.
Carmen Larbalestier Husband
Who are Lewis Hamilton’s Father and Mother?
Larbalestier was in a relationship with Anthony Hamilton, Lewis’ father until they separated when he was two years old. Since then, her relationship life has always been private. Larbalestier lived with her son until he was 12 years old when he went to live with his father and stepmother Linda.
Anthony Hamilton is black and hence his son Lewis Hamilton identifies as black. He has been experiencing racist treatment since he began his career as a car race driver. He is as of 2021, the only black driver to race in Formula One.
Why Does Lewis Hamilton have Two moms?
Lewis was born and raised by his biological mother Carmen Larbalestier until he was 12 years old. He then went to live with his father Anthony and his stepmother Linda onwards.
Carmen Larbalestier Son Lewis Hamilton
Larbalestier’s son Lewis Hamilton is a well-known racing driver. He began his career when he was still a teenager. He competed in the national BRCA championship and finished second. When he was six years old, his father bought him a go-kart as a Christmas present. He also worked multiple jobs to support his career.
Apart from Racing, Lewis participated in football and cricket. Hamilton started karting in 1993 and quickly became a race winner and cadet class champion.
Two years later, at the age of ten, he became the youngest driver in British cadet karting history.
Hamilton debuted in the British Formula Renault Winter Series in 2001, finishing fifth in the standings. This led to a full 2002 Formula Renault UK season with Manor Motorsport, finishing third overall.
Hamilton missed the final two races of the season after winning the championship to make his debut in the British Formula 3 Championship season finale. In the 2004 Formula 3 Euro Series, he made his debut with Manor and finished fifth in the championship.
In addition, he won the Bahrain F3 Superprix and raced in the Macau F3 Grand Prix twice. In 2013, he joined Mercedes to replace Michael Schumacher, who was retiring.
Hamilton signed a contract extension with Mercedes in July 2021 that will keep him with the team until the end of 2023. He will team up with George Russell in 2022.
Carmen Larbalestier Nationality
Larbalestier is of British nationality and white ethnicity.