Seven-time Formulation One champion Lewis Hamilton is now half proprietor of the Nationwide Soccer League’s Denver Broncos, the crew introduced Tuesday.
Hamilton joins a brand new contingent of homeowners that additionally contains former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Reuters reported Tuesday. This follows a June settlement between the Broncos and the Walton-Penner household, led by Walmart inheritor Rob Walton, for the acquisition of the crew reportedly price $4.65 billion—a document for an American sports activities franchise.
“We’re delighted to welcome seven-time Formulation One world champion Sir Lewis Hamilton to our possession group,” Walton mentioned in a press release asserting the addition of Hamilton, who was knighted final 12 months. “He’s a champion competitor who is aware of what it takes to guide a profitable crew and a fierce advocate for world equality, together with in his personal sport.”
“We’re delighted to welcome Seven-Time Formulation One World Champion Sir @LewisHamilton to our possession group. He’s a champion competitor who is aware of what it takes to guide a profitable crew.”
Assertion from Rob Walton on behalf of the Walton-Penner Household Possession Group: pic.twitter.com/kl2z04lKyk
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) August 2, 2022
F1’s solely Black driver, Hamilton in 2020 arrange the Hamilton Fee to advertise range in motorsports. He is additionally made a number of statements of solidarity with protests for racial justice in recent times, carrying shirts with the slogans “Black Lives Matter” and “Arrest The Cops Who Killed Breonna Taylor” at races.
The Broncos are three-time Tremendous Bowl champions. Hamilton’s seven F1 driver’s titles, together with six with Mercedes-AMG and one with McLaren, tie the document set by Michael Schumacher. It is unlikely that he’ll break the document this season, on account of a pointy drop-off in efficiency by Mercedes.
Whereas that is Hamilton’s first enterprise into American sports activities, it is not his first expertise of crew possession. The British driver additionally owns the X44 crew that competes within the all-electric Excessive E off-road racing collection.