Formula 1 has agreed a 15-year strategic partnership with Premier League football club Tottenham Hotspur to help identify and foster a new generation of motor sport talent.
The partnership will also see the delivery of the world’s first in-stadium electric karting facility and London’s longest indoor track, at the state-of-the-art Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The high-tech, in-stadium facility, which will be the only one of its kind in Europe, will open later this year with separate tracks for adults and juniors, both accredited by the National Karting Association – making it a potential future venue for national karting championship races. Based below the stadium’s South Stand, the facility will also include interactive motorsport activities and food and beverage outlets.
Together Formula 1 and Tottenham Hotspur will develop a new driver academy programme which aims to widen the motorsport talent pool and help identify the next generation of F1 drivers.
Formula 1 and the club will deliver educational activities for schools to engage local young people in motorsport and showcase career opportunities and pathways in areas such as engineering and software development.
F1 will also collaborate with Tottenham Hotspur on sustainability initiatives that promote environmental responsibility
Furthermore, a key focus of the partnership will be to create apprenticeship and career opportunities for local young people and bring greater diversity to the motorsport industry, particularly for women and underrepresented groups.
As part of the partnership, F1 will also collaborate with Tottenham Hotspur on sustainability initiatives that promote environmental responsibility. Formula 1’s commitment to be Net Zero Carbon by 2030 aligns closely with Tottenham Hotspur’s targets, as a signatory of the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework’s ‘Race to Zero’, to halve its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and become net zero by 2040.