Formula 1 announces unique partnership with Tottenham Hotspur

The partnership will see the world's first in-stadium karting circuit built below the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Formula 1 has announced an intriguing new partnership with Premier League football club Tottenham Hotspur, in what will be a 15-year collaboration between the two.

As part of the new partnership, the world’s first in-stadium indoor electric karting circuit will be built below the South Stand of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with the track set to open in Autumn this year.

The plan for the circuit is that it’ll be accredited to National Karting Association standards, allowing the venue to hold legitimate national races.

As well as this, the circuit will be used to discover future talents who could make it all the way to F1, with a programme set to be started to find local talent in London.

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Educational activities will also be run between F1 and Tottenham, in order to open up the world of motorsport to young people and to showcase the potential career choices on offer.

It’s certainly an interesting partnership and one that F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali is excited about, with the ambition being that the venue will offer “an accessible entry point to the world of motorsport”.

“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 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.

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“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.”

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Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy added that the football club have been wanting to “push the boundaries” ever since they opened their new state-of-the-art stadium, something their partnership with F1 will allow.

“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,” said Levy.

“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.”