The British pilot would like to join the takeover project launched by billionaire Jim Ratcliffe, whom he already knows well.
Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton has suggested he could join Sir Jim Ratcliffe in the potential purchase of the club from Manchester United. The driver has already crossed paths with Ratcliffe since he was a competitor in the takeover of Chelsea before the London club was sold to American Todd Boehly.
« It’s the first time I’ve heard of it. I haven’t had time to chat with Jim (…) I haven’t received a call from him asking me if I wanted to get involved in this project, but I want to get more and more involved in the teams », said the British pilot in the columns of the Daily Mail.
Ratcliffe’s fortune is estimated at £15 billion, he is considered Britain’s richest man. Ratcliffe and Hamilton also know each other through Mercedes, as a third of the team is owned by the British billionaire.
However, there has for the same been very little progress in his attempts to finalize a full takeover of Manchester United, which Red Devils fans are hoping for due to their fury with the Glazers Family, the current owners of the club. club due to a lack of investment.
Hamilton wants to get involved in this area in order to improve sporting diversity and inclusiveness, or so he claimed when rumors linked him to the Blues. The Mercedes driver has expanded his sports portfolio by recently investing in the Denver Broncos NFL team.
“I believe there is a lack of black people in sports ownership. When I get involved for example with the Broncos, I really try to focus on what I can do within the team.“, he then explained.