Lewis Hamilton drops hint that he could join Man United takeover bid

Lewis Hamilton drops a major hint that he could join a potential Man United takeover bid as the seven-time F1 champion admits he is hoping ‘in the future’ to join forces with Sir Jim Ratcliffe and buy a football club

  • Lewis Hamilton hints that he could join Sir Jim Ratcliffe in Man United takeover 
  • Sir Jim Ratcliffe has admitted that he wants to buy the Old Trafford club
  • Hamilton contested Ratcliffe during his attempt to takeover Chelsea

Formula One star Lewis Hamilton has suggested that he could join Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s potential purchase of Manchester United.

Hamilton has already crossed paths with Ratcliffe as he was a rival in the takeover of Chelsea before the London club was sold to American Todd Boehly.

Ratcliffe is estimated to be worth £15billion and is believed to be Britain’s richest man.

Lewis Hamilton has hinted that he would be interested in a potential Man United takeover

However there has been little progress in his attempts to complete a takeover at Manchester United, which fans have been hoping to see due to their fury with the Glazers, the current club owners due to a lack of investment.

Hamilton was ask about the potential takeover while he was at the Dutch Grand Prix this weekend, he said: ‘It’s the first time I’ve heard of it.

‘I haven’t had time to catch up with Jim since I was in Namibia (during the mid-season break).

Hamilton last caught up with Sir Jim Ratcliffe (pictured) when he was in Namibia 

‘I haven’t had a call from him asking if I want to be involved in that just yet but I do want to get more and more involved in teams.

‘But Jim’s part-boss and part-partner, I would say we’re more partners because we’re in this together and I hope in the future to do something with Jim and build with him, I don’t know when that’ll be or what that’ll be.’

The Glazers are believed to ignoring Ratcliffe’s efforts to buy the club that he supported as a child.

Manchester United fans are not happy with the current Glazers’ ownership of the club

Brothers  and co-owners Avram (right) and Joel Glazer (left) have ignored pleas to sell United 

Hamilton is equally serious about sports ownership as he admitted that his attempts to buy Chelsea was so he could improve sports diversity and inclusivity while making the Blues a profit making organisation.

The Mercedes driver has expanded his sporting portfolio as he recently invested into the Denver Broncos NFL Team.

Hamilton added: ‘I really do believe in black ownership which there’s a lack of in sports.

‘When I do get involved for example with the Broncos, I really try and focus on what I can do within the team.

‘Within the infrastructure and within the surroundings in terms of the stadium and the homes that you end up building when you do eventually get a new stadium and all those sort of things so it’s an exciting one for the potential there is there.’

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