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Lewis Hamilton confirmed as co-owner of NFL franchise Denver Broncos

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Lewis Hamilton has bought a stake in American football team the Denver Broncos, it has been announced.

Mercedes driver Hamilton, who reputedly earns around £40million per year, has been interested in investing in other sporting organisations and was reportedly keen on buying a stake in Chelsea FC earlier this year, despite being an Arsenal fan.

The Broncos said in a statement: “We're delighted to welcome seven-time Formula One world champion Sir @LewisHamilton to our ownership group. He is a champion competitor who knows what it takes to lead a winning team.”

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The franchise was bought by Rob Walton, the heir to Walmart, for a record $4.65billion earlier this year.

A statement released on behalf of Broncos' Walton-Penner family ownership group said: “We’re delighted to welcome seven-time Formula One world champion Sir Lewis Hamilton to our ownership group.

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“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 F1 driver of all time.

“His resilient spirit and standard of excellence will be an asset to the ownership group and the Broncos organisation.”

The Broncos have won the Super Bowl three times, most recently in 2015.

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