“He’s a champion competitor who knows what it takes to lead a winning team and a staunch advocate for global equality, including in his own sport. ” The Denver Broncos have announced that Lewis Hamilton has joined their ownership team.
Last Updated: 08/02/22 4:34 pm
Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has joined the ownership team of the Denver Broncos, the NFL franchise announced on Tuesday.
The Mercedes F1 driver is the latest to join the Broncos, after former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
The Broncos and the Walton-Penner family, led by Walmart heiress Rob Walton, in June signed a buyout agreement to take over the team in a deal believed to be worth $4.65 billion, a record record for an American sports franchise.
A statement from Walton said: “We are delighted to welcome seven-time Formula 1 world champion Sir Lewis Hamilton to our ownership team.
“He’s a champion player who knows what it takes to lead a winning team and is a fierce advocate for global equality, including in his own sport.
“With over 100 race victories, Lewis is widely regarded as the most successful F1 driver of all time. His unyielding spirit and standards of excellence will be an asset to the Broncos ownership and organization team.”
Hamilton was also greeted by Broncos franchise quarterback Russell Wilson, who moved to Denver from the Seattle Seahawks earlier this year.
“Congratulations @LewisHamilton. Winning is a habit! #LetsRide,” Wilson tweeted in a message.
The Broncos are three-time Super Bowl champions, most recently winning the SB50 in February 2016.