Formula 1 has announced the establishment of a 15-year strategic partnership with Premier League football club Tottenham Hotspur.
Through the partnership, an electric karting facility will be opened below the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, which is widely regarded as one of the best stadiums in the world due to its high level of technical features.
The karting track will have separate circuits for adults and juniors and both will be accredited by the National Karting Association.
As a result, it becomes viable to host national karting championship races in the future.
In addition, F1 and the football team will develop a driver academy programme that hopes to identify the next generation of F1 drivers.
“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,” said F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali.
“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.”
F1’s push towards sustainability will also incorporate into its partnership with Tottenham Hotspur through initiatives and environmental responsibility.
“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,” added Domenicali.
Daniel Levy, the Chairman of 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.”