F1 said the facility under the stadium’s South Stand will be London’s longest indoor track and would be accredited by the National Karting Association, enabling it to host national karting championship races.
“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,” F1 president and CEO Stefano Domenicali said in a statement.
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The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has already hosted other sports such as American Football, rugby and boxing matches as well as music concerts.
“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,” Spurs chairman Daniel Levy said in a statement.
Spurs and F1 said the aim of their project was to “create apprenticeship and career opportunities for local young people and bring greater diversity to the motorsport industry, particularly for women and underrepresented groups.”
Formula One’s only Black driver, seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton, has made diversity a personal priority and founded a commission to research ways to improve the representation of Black people in the auto racing industry in Britain, where most F1 teams are based.
Several F1 teams, including Hamilton’s Mercedes team, have their own initiatives to make the sport more diverse.
(With inputs from Agencies)