Lewis Hamilton got into American football, becoming one of the minority owners of the Denver Broncos in the NFL.
This is what the Colorado organization said in a statement on Tuesday. Financial details were not disclosed.
“We are delighted to welcome seven-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton to our ownership group,” the Walton Penner family said in a statement. He’s a competitor who knows what it takes to lead a winning team and a fierce campaigner for equality, especially in his own sport.”
“With over 100 wins, Lewis is considered the most successful driver of all time. His resilience and standards of excellence will be an asset to our ownership group and to the Broncos organization.”
Led by Rob Walton, son of the founder of the Walmart chain of stores, the Walton-Penner family spent $4.65 billion in June to acquire the Broncos. The team was put up for sale following the death of former club owner Pat Bowlen.
Hamilton, for his part, also invested his money in the Neat Burger chain recently. This one offers meatless burgers in the UK. Remember that the driver of the Mercedes team is a follower of veganism.
The Briton is also an activist for black rights, a cause that has regularly made headlines in the NFL column in the United States. Colin Kaepernick, with his claiming knee on the ground during the national anthem, notably made the headlines more than once.