Lewis Hamilton reached the podium, precisely third place, in the Bahrain GP, the first race of the new F1 season. The British driver struggled in the race, keeping his teammate Russell behind all the race. The race was won by the two Ferrari, with Charles Leclerc, winner of the GP, ahead of his teammate Carlos Sainz.
The British driver said: "Congratulations to Ferrari, it is a historic team and I am happy for Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz. For us it was a difficult race and what has come is the best result we could have achieved.
We did everything we could and we are happy for the points earned. I am sorry for the two of Red Bull. Our team is working hard, the turning point is not around the corner but we are a united team." Speaking at Expo 2022 in Dubai, the British driver Lewis Hamilton revealed that he wanted to add to his surname the maiden name of his mother Carmen, Larbalestier.
The 7 times F1 world champion will therefore be called Lewis Hamilton-Larbalestier, probably already from the first Bahrain GP. Hamilton explains: "I don't understand why when two people get married the woman has to lose her surname.
I am really proud of my family name, Hamilton. But I have requested that my mother's Larbalestier be added to my surname. I want her to continue. together with that Hamilton. When will the change take place? Hopefully soon, I don't know if it will be by this weekend, but we're working on it.
It would mean a lot for my family to win the eighth title."
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