Lewis Hamilton has announced his decision to have a new name.

The Formula One driver shall add his mother's maiden name to his identity.

The racing ace would officially be known as Sir Lewis Carl Davidson Larbalestier Hamilton.

The athlete explained that he wanted his mother's name to live on through him.

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The 37-year-old also shared his views about married women losing their maiden names.

Hamilton's parents divorced when the racer was two-years-old.

The F1 star was mainly raised by his father and stepmother.

The British athlete previously shared his thoughts on racial diversity in sport.

The seven-time world champion also supported the notion of female drivers.

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