Broncos add Lewis Hamilton to ownership group: Formula 1 star Denver’s latest celebrity partner

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The Walton-Penner family already made history when they agreed to buy the Broncos this offseason for a record $4.65 billion. Now, they’re gathering a who’s who of celebrity pals, Announcement on Tuesday that Formula 1 racing star Lewis Hamilton has joined the ownership group, following in the footsteps of former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who Added his share to the franchise. in July.

“We are delighted to welcome seven-time Formula One World Champion Sir Lewis Hamilton to our ownership group,” the team 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 more than 100 race wins, Lewis has been is considered a successful F1 driver. His flexible spirit and quality of excellence will be an asset to the ownership group and the Broncos organisation.”

Hamilton, 37, is credited with increasing global awareness of Formula 1 and racing in general, given his recreational and community interests, in addition to an impressive resume at the track, where he 1 owns the most wins (103).

He joins an ownership team that now includes Rice, who was once linked to the Browns’ head coaching job. Rob Walton, heir to the Walmart fortune; his daughter, Carrie Walton Penner, and son-in-law, Greg Penner; and Melody Hobson, CEO of Ariel Investments and chairwoman of Starbucks Corporation. The Walton-Penner Group agreed to buy the Broncos from the estate of the late Pat Bolen for $4.65B, the highest price paid for any North American sports team.

The rest of the NFL owners are set to ratify the buyout in a vote in August. 9.