Lewis Hamilton joins consortium bidding to buy Chelsea

Lewis Hamilton, the seven-time F1 world champion, has joined one of the consortiums bidding to become the new owners of Chelsea FC.
Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton

The seven-time F1 world champion and tennis superstar Serena Williams will pledge £10m each to the takeover bid led by Sir Martin Broughton, the former Liverpool FC and British Airways chairman, Sky News have reported.

Hamilton, a lifelong Arsenal fan, is a surprise addition to the consortium although he has become an established investor in recent years.

Lewis Hamilton (GBR), Mercedes AMG
Lewis Hamilton (GBR), Mercedes AMG

How will F1 great Hamilton be involved with buying Chelsea?

Sky News have reported a source which calls Hamilton and Williams' involvement "a serious investment decision because of their experience at building global sports brands".

They were enticed to pledge their own money due to "the diversity of its roster of global investors", Sky News' source added.

Hamilton could play a formal role within Chelsea promoting diversity, equality and inclusion, the report states.

The consortium that Hamilton has joined is one of three prospective buyers of the football club which Roman Abramovich has owned for nearly 20 years.

Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 on the drivers parade. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 3, Australian Grand Prix,
Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 on the drivers parade. Formula 1…

Full F1 Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix weekend schedule in UK (BST) time:

Friday, April 22

12:30pm to 1:30pm - Practice 1

4pm to 5pm - Qualifying

Saturday, April 23

11:30pm to 12:30pm - Practice 2

3:30pm to 4:30pm - Sprint Qualifying

Sunday, April 24

2pm to 4pm - Race

Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W13. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 3, Australian Grand Prix, Albert Park,
Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W13. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd…

How can I watch on TV in the UK?

Sky Sports F1 is live on Friday April 22 at 12pm ahead of Practice 1, and at 3:25pm ahead of qualifying, then at 11am on Saturday April 23 for Practice 2.

Sprint qualifying build-up begins on Sky Sports F1 at 2:30pm on Saturday, April 23.

Channel 4 will show highlights from qualifying at 6:45pm 

Race build-up for the Australian Grand Prix begins at 12:30pm on Sunday, April 24 on Sky Sports F1.

Channel 4 will show race highlights at 6:30pm

How else can I follow the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix? 

Besides TV coverage, Crash.net will be providing live text commentary of every practice, qualifying and race session in 2022.

Follow @CRASH_NET_F1 for the latest F1 news, analysis and paddock reaction.

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