Lewis Hamilton, seven-time Formula 1 world champion and current Mercedes driver, joined the ownership group of the Denver Broncos on Tuesday, one of 32 NFL franchises, three-time Super Bowl winners (in 1998, 1999 and 2016).
“A competitor and an ardent defender of equality. »
” We are delighted to welcome Sir Lewis HamiltonBroncos boss Rob Walton said in a statement. He’s a competitor who knows what it takes to lead a winning team, and a strong advocate for equality, including in his own sport. […] His resilient spirit and level of excellence will be an asset to the Broncos ownership group and organization. »
Last June, Walton, heir to the Walmart group, which specializes in mass distribution, bought the Denver Broncos for $4.65 billion. The Colorado franchise has not played in the NFL play-offs since its last Super Bowl title, a six-year absence. Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State (the equivalent of the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the United States), from 2005 to 2009, under George W. Bush, is also part of the group of owners of the Denver team.
“I’m thrilled to be a part of Broncos history. »
Hamilton (37) commented on social media about his arrival at the Broncos. ” I’m thrilled to join an amazing group of owners and be part of Broncos history.he wrote on Twitter. I am honored to work with a world-class team and serve as an example of the value of more diverse leadership across all sports. »
To illustrate his message, Lewis Hamilton published a photo of his dog wearing a jersey and a scarf in the colors of Denver. ” Roscoe already thinks he’s part of the team added the Mercedes driver. Hamilton has already been complimented by Russell Wilson, the new Broncos quarterback, who arrived this year after 10 years with the Seattle Seahawks and a Super Bowl victory. ” Congratulation. Winning is a habit “, wrote the latter on Twitter.