Premier League football club Tottenham Hotspur has entered into a 15-year strategic partnership with Formula 1 that will result in the delivery of the world’s first in-stadium electric karting facility at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The facility, which will house London’s largest indoor track, will open in the autumn and will seek to showcase sustainability and innovation. The facility will be located below the South Stand at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Separate tracks will be available for adults and juniors, with the facility having been accredited by the National Karting Association. The experience will also include interactive motorsport activities and food and beverage facilities.
The long-term partnership between Tottenham and F1 will also seek to create apprenticeship and career opportunities for local young people and bring greater diversity to the motorsport industry, particularly for women and underrepresented groups.
A driver academy programme will be set up to widen the motorsport talent pool, while Tottenham will work with F1 to deliver educational activities for schools to engage local young people in motorsport and showcase career opportunities and pathways in areas such as engineering and software development.
The two parties will also collaborate on initiatives that promote environmental responsibility, with F1 committed to being net zero carbon by 2030 and Tottenham aiming to achieve this by 2040.
The partnership further expands the offering at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, which opened in 2019. While primarily serving as the home of Tottenham, the stadium also hosts regular NFL games and music concerts, and has previously staged boxing, rugby union and rugby league matches.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy 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.”
Stefano Domenicali, president and chief executive of F1, added: “As we continue to grow our sport around the world, partnering with world renowned brands like Tottenham Hotspur allows us to take Formula 1 and motorsport to new and 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 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.”