The Denver Broncos of the NFL, the professional American football league, announced this Tuesday that the British Lewis Hamilton, seven-time Formula 1 world champion, became part of its group of owners.
“We are delighted to welcome the seven-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton to our group of owners”, was the message with which the Walton-Penner Family Ownership Group received the driver of the Mercedes team, who last Sunday finished second in the Hungarian Grand Prix, the last one before the F1 holiday break .
Last June, the Walton-Penner family, led by Walmart heir Rob Walton, reached a record deal to buy the Denver Broncos for $4.65 billion.
The ownership group includes Carrie Walton Penner, granddaughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton; Greg Penner, husband of Carrie; as well as Mellody Hobson, co-CEO of Ariel Investments and director of Starbucks.
Last July, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice joined the consortium.
In the statement posted on the Denver Broncos Twitter the winning spirit of Lewis Hamilton was praised, who shares the record of most Formula 1 championships obtained in history with the German Michael Schumacher, with seven each.
“Lewis is a competitor who knows what it takes to lead a winning team and a fierce advocate for equality. With more than 100 victories (103) he is considered the most successful F1 driver of all time”, can be read in the description.
the quarterback Russell Wilsona nine-time Pro Bowl selection who arrived in Denver this season, was the first of the players to welcome the pilot.
“Congratulations Lewis Hamilton, welcome to Denver; where winning is a habitWilson wrote in his networks.
The Denver Broncos franchise belonged, since 1984, to Patrick Dennis Bowlen, a member of the NFL Hall of Fame, who passed away in 2019 at the age of 75.
Given his loss, the Pat Bowlen Trust group managed the organization and put the team up for sale in 2021, after Pat Bowlen’s children could not agree on a successor to fill their father’s position.
Under the aegis of Pat Bowlen, the Broncos played seven Super Bowls, of which they won three; They also had 21 winning seasons and won 13 American Conference Western Division titles.
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