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F1 enters unique karting partnership with Premier League club

The venture will see the first ever in-stadium go-karting facility as well as investments into electric racing.

Formula 1 has partnered with Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur in a 15-year deal to open new go-karting facilities at the football team's London home. What is described as London's "longest indoor track" and the "world's first in-stadium electric karting track" is set to open in August 2023 at the new stadium, which opened in 2019. A new driver academy will also be launched in a bid to find new talent. The 62,850 seater venue has also hosted NFL games, concerts, rugby, and boxing in addition to Tottenham fixtures including in the UEFA Champions League, and Europa Conference League.

15-year deal for Spurs and F1

The deal, which is set to run for 15 years will see the facilities for karting built under the South Stand. That is the 'home end' of the ground - and the goal-end to the right when you viewed from the dugouts and traditional TV camera position. Speaking about the deal, CEO Stefano Domenicali believed it showed the strength of F1 in attracting new partners and growing the series. "Partnering with world renowned brands like Tottenham Hotspur allows us to take Formula 1 and motorsport to new and diverse audiences," he explained. "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." Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy added: "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." Motorsport UK chairman David Richards commented that he "looked forward to seeing even more people enjoy karting but particularly to see a greater level of diversity amongst the visitors."

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