F1 driver Lewis Hamilton set to purchase NFL team Denver Broncos with investors

Lewis is partnering with a series of investors

Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton will take over part ownership of NFL team the Denver Broncos.

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Lewis, 27, confirmed the news on Tuesday, taking to Twitter to reveal he had joined the Denver Broncos group, headed up by Walmart heir Rob Walton.

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"Excited to join an incredible group of owners and become a part of the @Broncosstory!!" he tweeted alongside a picture of his pet dog in a Broncos neckerchief, adding: "Roscoe already thinks he made the team."

"Honored to work with a world-class team and serve as an example of the value of more diverse leadership across all sports," he concluded.

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The ownership group also includes former United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and the wife of George Lucas, Mellody Hobson, the co-CEO of Ariel Investments.

"We're delighted to welcome Seven-Time Formula One World Champion Sir Lewis Hamilton to our ownership group," Walton shared in a statement, calling Lewis a "champion competitor who knows what it takes to lead a winning team and a fierce advocate for global equality, including his own sport".

Lewis shared the news with fans

Lewis is one of the greatest F1 Drivers of all time, with over 100 race wins.

He holds the joint record of seven World Drivers' Championship titles, as well as most pole positions and podium finishes.

The group is expected to take over the Broncos on 9 August for the purchase price of $4.65 billion after a vote among team owners. 

The Broncos finished fourth in their division in the 2021 season and did not make it to the playoffs. 

Lewis has been awarded an MBE and knighthood

The motoring superstar was made a Knight by the Prince of Wales during a Windsor Castle investiture ceremony in December 2021. He was joined by his mother Carmen Lockhart and was all smiles as they posed for pictures in the castle's quadrangle.  

The Formula One driver is no stranger to royalty, having also met the Queen in person when she presented him with an MBE in 2009. Lewis was also invited to a private lunch with the monarch, where she gave him some advice on dining etiquette.

He revealed an amusing anecdote from his time with Her Majesty, telling Graham Norton in 2015: "I got invited to a lunch and was sitting next to the Queen. I was excited and started to talk to her, but she said – pointing to my left – 'No you speak that way first, and I'll speak this way and then I'll come back to you.'"

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