Formula 1 has agreed a 15-year strategic partnership with Premier League football club Tottenham Hotspur that will see the delivery of the world’s first-in stadium electric karting facility and London’s longest indoor track below the state-of-the-art Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. 

The high-tech stadium is set to open later this year and will be the first of its kind in Europe. There will be separate tracks for adults and juniors, both will be accredited by the National Karting Association making it a potential future venture for national karting championship races. Based below the stadium’s South Stand, the facility will also include interactive motorsport activities and food and beverage outlets. 

Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO, Formula 1, 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. 

“Our two brands have a shared vision to create life-changing career opportunities, promote diversity and inclusion, such as through the recently announced F1 Academy, and driving environmental sustainability – our innovative partnership will bring all of this to life.” 

Together Formula 1 and Tottenham Hotspur will develop a new driver academy programme which hopes to widen the motorsports talent pool and identify the next generation of F1 drivers. They will deliver educational activities for schools and engage young people within thew sport. 

F1 will also collaborate with Tottenham Hotspur on sustainability initiatives that will promote environmental responsibility. 

 The statement highlights that Formula 1’s commitment to be net zero carbon by 2030, aligns closely with Tottenham Hotspur’s targets, as a signatory of the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework’s ‘Race to Zero’, to halve its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and become net zero by 2040. 

Daniel Levy, Chairman, Tottenham Hotspur, 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.”

Source: Formula 1