Lewis Hamilton cheers on his Denver Broncos for the first time since he became part owner of the NFL team in August… while ‘enthusiastic’ F1 star Russell Wilson and Co. together with Walton Penner Ownership Group in LA!
- Lewis Hamilton was in Los Angeles to watch Denver Broncos vs. to watch the Chargers
- The seven-time Formula 1 world champion joined the Denver franchise in August
- The British star posted his support on social media and recorded a clip for Denver
- He was seen enjoying the NFL game with Walton Penner Ownership Group
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Lewis Hamilton first cheered his Denver Broncos team from the stands on Monday night.
The Formula 1 star became a co-owner of the three-time Super Bowl champions in August and was able to show his support in Los Angeles when the team faced the Chargers.
Hamilton posted a photo of SoFi Stadium on his Instagram story with the caption: ‘Looking at my team for the first time. So excited to have him here. Let’s go @broncos.’
The team also shared a clip recorded by the seven-time world champion on their official Twitter account.
With the field behind him, Hamilton said, ‘Hey, what’s up with Broncos Country, Lewis Hamilton here. Here to support the team. Go Broncos.’
Hamilton was seen enjoying the AFC West matchup alongside the Walton Penner Ownership Group, which includes Rob Walton, Greg Penner and Carrie Walton Penner.
Lewis Hamilton (right) first cheered his Denver Broncos team from the stands
Hamilton was seen enjoying the AFC West matchup alongside the Walton Penner Ownership Group, which includes Rob Walton (right), Greg Penner and Carrie Walton Penner (left)
Hamilton joined the Broncos franchise two months ago as part of the Walton-Penner family that took over the team.
A statement from Rob Walton, on behalf of the Walton-Penner Family Ownership Group, read: “We are delighted to welcome seven-time Formula 1 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 staunch advocate for global equality, including in his own sport.
With over 100 wins, Lewis is considered the most successful driver of all time.
“His resilient spirit and standard of excellence will be an asset to the property group and the Broncos organization.”
Hamilton shared his excitement of being part of the Broncos team by writing on his Twitter profile at the time, alongside a photo of his dog Roscoe in Broncos accessories: ‘Excited to join an incredible group of owners and be part of to make the @Broncos story!!
Russell Wilson and Co. played overtime after a 16-16 draw in regular time Monday night
“It is an honor to work with a world-class team and exemplify the value of more diverse leadership across all sports. Roscoe already thinks he made the team.”
The Broncos were officially sold to a group of Walmart heirs on August 9 for a record price of $4.65 billion.
It was not just any NFL record, but a sports record, eclipsing Steve Cohen’s $2.4 billion purchase of the New York Mets and David Tepper’s $2.3 billion purchase of the Carolina Panthers.
The Walton Penner Ownership Group’s offer was unanimously approved by NFL owners in a meeting, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said.
The ownership group also includes minority shareholders such as former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Hamilton.
Hamilton shared his excitement about joining the Broncos team by posting to Twitter in August
Hamilton alongside Denver Broncos quarterback Wilson at the 2018 Canadian Grand Prix
Forbes identified other bidders as Josh Harris, who is part of the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils property group; Jose E. Feliciano, one of the founders of Clearlake Capital; and mortgage lender Mat Ishbia.
Mercedes driver Hamilton, 37, is the third limited partner brought on board by property group Walton-Penner.
The Broncos have not made the playoffs in six seasons, but have taken over former Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson from the Seattle Seahawks for the new season.
Wilson and Co. played overtime after a 16-16 draw in regular time and lost 19-16, while Hamilton will return to action this weekend at the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.