The six-time Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton is widely regarded as one of the greatest drivers in sports history. While his dedication towards sports has brought him an enormous fortune, Lewis credits his parents for his massive success. And today, you will know about his mother, Carmen Larbalestier, who is often seen accompanying her son's races.
Carmen Larbalestier is British, and she was born in November 1955 in England. She and her ex-husband, Anthony Hamilton, a Black British citizen, welcomed Lewis in 1985. Although he is of mixed-races, Lewis identifies himself as black. Now, let's know about the relationship between Carmen with her son and ex-husband.
Carmen Larbalestier Married Life
The Formula One Champion's mom is a happily married woman. She has been married twice, and her current husband is Raymond Lockhart. Carmen began him after she separated from her first husband.
It is unknown when Carmen and Raymond got married, but it seems they got hitched somewhere between 1987-1997. The couple also has two daughters named Nicola and Samantha Lockhart.
Ex-Husband: Anthony Hamilton
Carmen and her first husband, Anthony, separated in 1987 when their son Lewis was two years old. Lewis lived with his mom and his half-sisters until he was twelve.
The exact reason behind Hamilton's parents' divorce was a misunderstanding. His mother once revealed:
"Lewis was the best thing to come out of my marriage. Tony wanted to be somebody, and he has achieved that. I wanted a quiet life and that put a barrier between us. I couldn’t see myself in that busy, hectic lifestyle."
After 12, Lewis moved in with his dad, Anthony, and his second wife, Linda Hamilton. His father welcomed a son named Nicolas, who was born with cerebral palsy. Like his step-brother, Nicolas is also a racer and part of the British Touring Car Championship.
Lewis' Relationship with his Father
It was Anthony who funded his son's go-karting racing. Also, he managed Lewis's career when he started in Formula 1 in 2007. However, the working relationship ended in 2010 after Lewis let go of Anthony as his manager.
At one time, Anthony worked four jobs to support his young son's racing career. Over the past few years, the father-son duo rarely had a chat. As per Lewis, the constant pressure to succeed made them lost track of their relationship.
On February 6, 2020, Lewis wrote a very emotional message on his social media dedicated to his father. The two spent some quality time, and everything is fine between them.
Carmen's Relationship with Lewis
Whenever Lewis has a big moment, his mother has always been there supporting him. While she hasn't been a regular at Lewis' races, the mother-son duo enjoys an excellent relationship.
In 2008, Larbalestier was seen embracing her son at the Chinese Grand Prix. Additionally, Lewis' stepmom, Linda, was also present. In 2015, Hamilton held a surprise 60th birthday party for Carmen in London where singer Jessie J sang at the bash.
A look into Lewis Hamilton's Lavish Lifestyle
As a celebrity mother, Carmen has earned some attention, but the exact amount of her net worth is not available. She might enjoy some luxurious gifts as her son is one of the best-paid drivers in racing sports. Lewis has a net worth of $285 million as of 2020.
Hamilton, who is listed as Time's one of 100 most influential people, earns over $50 million a year from endorsements and prizes. Currently, he competes for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team. Unlike Hamilton, Indycar racers like Dario Franchitti and Danica Patrick has a decent fortune.
Lewis was the wealthiest British sportsperson in 2015. From 2017-2018, he earned $51 million, and once he owned a private jet as well.
Lewis' Car Collection is worth $16 million
With a staggering fortune, Hamilton knows how to spend his cash on the right things. He owns several stunning estates, but the most amazing thing is his car collection.
Lewis owns multiple classic and luxury sports vehicles, including Mercedes-Amg Project One, Mercedes-Amg-Sls Black, Laferrari, etc., worth of $16 million.
He owns a rare Pagani Zonda 760 LH worth $2 million, made entirely for him. Lewis has a 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra, which is the highest valued car in his collection. The car is worth around $5.1 million.