from F1 to motorcycling?

from F1 to motorcycling?
from F1 to motorcycling?
Lewis Hamilton soon to own a MotoGP team? © Daimler-Media

Lewis Hamilton could well acquire a MotoGP team. The name of the seven-time world champion was recently mentioned in a bid for the Gresini structure.

  • 03/07/2024
  • Gilles Rousset-Favier

Already a shareholder of the Denver Broncos in the NFL and owner of a team in the Extreme E Rally Raid championship, Lewis Hamilton could well acquire a MotoGP team. According to several British media, the seven-time world champion is considering taking over the Gresini structure. At the last Dutch Grand Prix, several members of the Hamilton clan were reportedly seen in the MotoGP paddock discussing a potential buyout. While Gresini appears the most likely option, other teams are also said to be in talks to bring Lewis Hamilton on board as owner. Despite his great passion for MotoGP, the current Mercedes rider would be content with an involvement as a simple boss and should not find himself at the helm of one of the bikes on the grid.

While MotoGP is still in the process of being bought out by Liberty Media, The Dorna Sport group (current owner) and future buyers would not view with disfavor the arrival of Lewis Hamilton as the big boss of a MotoGP team. Behind this takeover, the man with 103 F1 victories could also keep several of his personal sponsors. At the end of this season, the seven-time world champion will leave Mercedes for Ferrari, a transfer that would already pose a problem with certain brands supporting the Briton and who could not join the Scuderia due to the presence of rival sponsors among the reds. By owning a MotoGP team, the sponsors then involved with Lewis Hamilton could continue to support the British rider through his MotoGP team. Although the rumors continue to swell, nothing has yet been decided and the negotiations are still far from being advanced for an announcement.

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