Kansas City Chiefs pair Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce are among a group of sports stars who have jo ined the investment group that recently bought into Alpine’s Formula 1 team.

Otro Capital announced a €200 million ($218m at the time) strategic investment in Alpine back in June, with the investors including RedBird Capital Partners, Maximum Effort Investments – featuring Hollywood’s Ryan Reynolds, Michael B. Jordan and Rob McElhenny – the Huntsman Family and Main Street Advisors.

Now Otro has added to that investment group with multiple sports stars, with Mahomes and Kelce joined by four-time golf major winner Rory McElroy, former world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, Liverpool and England soccer player Trent Alexander-Arnold, Spanish World Cup winner Juan Mata, and Miami Marlins and Real Salt Lake investor Roger Ehrenberg.

While the move does not mean a greater stake in Alpine has been taken – only the original investment group now consisting of more people – Otro says: “The addition of these championship winning international athletes and sports investors will bolster Otro Capital’s strategic partnership with Alpine F1, combining premium expertise across different areas of the sports ecosystem and driving Alpine F1’s reach to a world of new fans.

“The new investors will help drive global awareness for Alpine F1 and will further complement Otro Capital’s contributions in areas such as media, sponsorship, ticketing, hospitality, commercial rights management, licensing and merchandising.”

Mahomes suggests it is the NFL players who are leading the group, in partnership with Chiefs tight end Kelce.

“I’ve always had a passion for all sports,” Mahomes said. |”The opportunity to lead an investor group with Travis in Alpine F1 alongside Otro Capital was one I couldn’t pass up. It’s an exciting time for the sport and this is an opportunity to bring our shared values to the world stage. I’m looking forward to being a part of its growth.”

Kelce added: “I am thrilled to lead an investor group and join forces with Patrick and the team at Otro Capital on this exciting venture with Alpine F1.

“Our shared passion for excellence and innovation forms the cornerstone of this partnership. It’s about being able to contribute to a sport that demands precision, teamwork, and relentless pursuit of success. I am looking forward to this new chapter and can’t wait to see what we achieve together.”