Tottenham and F1 announce new partnership that will see karting track built underneath £1bn stadium | The Sun
FORMULA ONE and Tottenham Hotspur have announced a 15-year partnership that will deliver the world’s first-in stadium electric karting facility and London’s longest indoor track.
The track will be below the state-of-the-art £1bn Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
F1 and Spurs will also develop a new driver academy programme which aims to widen the motorsport talent pool and help identify the next generation of drivers.
The new deal will deliver educational activities for schools to engage local young people in motorsport and showcase career opportunities such as engineering and software development.
As part of the partnership, F1 will also collaborate with the Premier League club on sustainability initiatives that promote environmental responsibility.
F1’s commitment to be net zero carbon by 2030 is closely aligned to the North London team’s targets.
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The motorsport giants are aiming to halve its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and become net zero by 2040.
Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO, Formula 1, said: “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.
“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 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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Spurs 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.”
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And David Richards CBE, Chairman of Motorsport UK, the governing body for four-wheel motorsport in the UK, added: “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.”
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