Lewis Hamilton has joined a group which is buying into the Denver Broncos American Football team.
“We’re delighted to welcome seven-time Formula 1 world champion Sir Lewis Hamilton to our ownership group,” the group said in a statement. “He is a champion competitor who knows what it takes to lead a winning team and a fierce advocate for global equality, including in his own sport.
“With over 100 race wins, Lewis is considered the most successful F1 driver of all time. His resilient spirit and standard of excellence will be an asset to the ownership group and the Broncos organisation.”
The takeover, which is valued at $4.65 billion (£3.81bn), will be formalised next week. Hamilton has joined former United States secretary of state Condoleezza Rice and Starbucks chairwoman Mellody Hobson as limited partners in the deal.
Earlier this year Hamilton was part of an unsuccessful bid to acquire the Chelsea football club, which was put up for sale when its previous owner Roman Abramovich was sanctioned by the British government in reaction to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
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