Lewis Hamilton has said he does not regret becoming an owner of NFL Franchise the Denver Broncos despite the team’s poor run of form. The Mercedes driver was part of a consortium that took over the three-time Super Bowl champions during the summer but the team have not performed well since the takeover.
Hamilton was an investor within the Walter-Penner group, who had their takeover bid unanimously accepted last August. The deal was the most expensive sports franchise, almost doubling the previous record set for the New York Mets baseball team.
However, their start to the new season under the new ownership has been less than impressive. The Broncos have lost five of their opening seven games including each of their last four. Hamilton took in his first match in person since the takeover earlier this month but was left disappointed has the side slumped to 19-16 defeat at the hands of the Los Angelos Chargers.
Despite the Broncos’ poor performances, Hamilton has insisted that he has no regrets about buying the team given his love for the sport and desire to address black inequality.
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“There’s a real lack of black ownership and you know, black equity. I really am pushing for diversity constantly. There’s a lot of work to do.”
Hamilton will hope to do better than his NFL franchise has recently when he takes to the track for the Mexican Grand Prix this weekend. The Brit is still seeking to protect his proud record of winning a race in every Formula One season he has competed in – but his hopes appear to be fading with just three races left to go this year.