Lewis Hamilton becomes an owner of the Denver Broncos in the NFL

Lewis Hamilton becomes shock new co-owner of the Denver Broncos as he joins Walton-Penner family in their $4.65bn takeover of three-time Super Bowl champions

Formula One star Lewis Hamilton has joined the Denver Broncos franchise as an owner.

The seven-time champion has become a part of the the Walton-Penner Family Ownership running the three-time Super Bowl champions.

A statement Tuesday read: ‘We’re delighted to welcome seven-time Formula One world champion Sir Lewis Hamilton to our ownership group.

‘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 driver of all time.

‘His resilient spirit and standard of excellence will be an asset to the ownership group and the Broncos organization.’

Formula One star Lewis Hamilton has joined the Denver Broncos franchise as an owner

The Broncos reached a $4.65billion agreement to sell the club to the Walmart heirs.

If the purchase is approved by the NFL, the deal would be the highest price ever for an American sports franchise.

NFL bosses will reportedly meet a week today to determine the bid but is set to be passed.

More to follow 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk

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