Expanding the opportunity of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the club has confirmed a 15-year strategic partnership with Formula 1.
As part of the collaboration, the duo have set out ambitions to bring a brand-new motorsport experience to London.
In what is the latest example of the stadium being a multi use venue and embracing a wide range of sports, the partnership will see the exclusive delivery of an electric karting facility and London’s longest indoor track, based below the stadium’s South Stand.
Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO, Formula 1, said: “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.”
The partnership builds on a host of global sport brands entering collaboration with the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, now uniquely hosting the Premier League, NFL and F1.
With music concerts, boxing and rugby now also being staged in London N17, it means an estimated 5.9bn people globally are interested in events held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Furthermore, the North London club and F1 will come together throughout the partnership on initiatives that promote environmental responsibility. F1 is committed to be net zero carbon by 2030 and that target forms part of every decision F1 makes and every initiative they embark on.
Tottenham Hotspur is the Premier League’s greenest club and, as a signatory of the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework’s ‘Race to Zero’, is committed to halving 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.”
David Richards CBE, Chairman of Motorsport UK, the governing body for four-wheel motorsport in the UK, concluded: “I congratulate Tottenham Hotspur and Formula 1 on this innovative partnership. This new karting facility aligns perfectly with Motorsport UK’s mission to inspire and enable more people to participate in our sport in a safe, fair, fun, inclusive and progressive environment. I look forward to seeing even more people enjoy karting but particularly to see a greater level of diversity amongst the visitors.”