Madrid, February 28 (Europe Press) –
Tottenham Hotspur and Formula 1 have signed a 15-year cooperation agreement, whereby the English Premier League club will build Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the world’s first electric karting facility, at its stadium.
Set to be the only one of its kind in Europe and the tallest indoor facility in London, it will open later this year with separate tracks for adults and youth, both approved by the National Karting Association, making it a potential future venue for national karting. . The track is located below the South Stand of the stadium and will include interactive motorsports activities and food and beverage outlets.
In addition, Formula 1 and Tottenham will develop a new driver academy programme, which aims to “expand the talent pool in motorsport and help define the next generation of Formula 1 drivers.”
Both will offer educational activities for schools to get young people involved in motorsports and offer career opportunities in areas such as engineering and software development. They will also collaborate on sustainability initiatives that promote environmental responsibility.
Partnering with “world-renowned brands such as Tottenham Hotspur” allows them to “bring Formula 1 and motorsport to new and more diverse audiences,” explained Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and CEO of Formula 1. “The karting experience will be a destination that families, friends and aspiring drivers from all over the world will want to visit and enjoy, attracting new audiences and providing an accessible entry point into the world of motorsport,” he stressed.
He added: “Our brand has a shared vision of creating life-changing career opportunities, promoting diversity and inclusion, for example through the recently announced F1 Academy, and driving environmental sustainability – our innovative partnership will bring all of this to life.”
For his part, Tottenham club president Daniel Levy confirmed that since the establishment of the stadium, the club’s ambition has always been to attract people to new experiences. “We have been able to bring the biggest names in sports and entertainment to the London N17. We are very excited about what this long-term partnership with Formula 1 will bring to our global, national and local communities,” he said.
David Richards, Chairman of Motorsport UK, the governing body for four-wheeled motorsport in the UK, was delighted with this “innovative partnership”. “This new karting facility is perfectly aligned with Motorsport UK’s mission to inspire and enable more people to take part in our sport in a safe, fair, fun, inclusive and progressive environment. I hope to see more people enjoying karting, but above all look at a higher level of diversity,” concluded HH. among the visitors.