Formula 1 and Tottenham Hotspur have agreed to a 15-year partnership that will create the world’s first-in-stadium electric karting facility and London’s longest indoor track. This track will be built below the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The in-stadium facility will be the only one of its kind in Europe and open later this year with separate tracks for adults and juniors. These tracks will be accredited by the National Karting Association, creating a potential future venue for national karting championship races.
The partnership will also see Formula 1 and Tottenham Hotspur also develop a new driver academy programme which hopes to bring new talent to the motorsport talent pool and find possible future F1 drivers. The partnership will promote motorsport education in schools for young people and create career opportunities and pathways in areas such as engineering and software development.
Talking about the new partnership, the President and CEO of Formula 1 Stefano Domenicali stated that the venture will bring in a new demographic of fans into F1. He said, “As we continue to grow our sport, partnering with world-renowned brands like Tottenham Hotspur allows us to take Formula 1 and motorsport to new and more diverse audiences.
“The karting experience will be a destination and place that families, friends, and aspiring drivers from all over the world will want to visit and enjoy, engaging new audiences and offering an accessible entry point to the world of motorsport.”
Chairman of Tottenham Hotspur Daniel Levy expressed excitement about this partnership and hopes to nurture local communities with this venture. He said, “Since building this stadium our ambition has always been to see how far we can push the boundaries in delivering world-class experiences that will attract people from around the world all year round.”
“We have been able to bring the biggest names in sport and entertainment to London N17. We are extremely excited about what this long-term partnership with F1 will bring for our global, national, and local communities.”
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