Formula 1® and Tottenham Hotspur have released new details on the experience that awaits visitors to F1 DRIVE-London.
The world’s first in-stadium karting facility will be based below Tottenham Hotspur Stadium’s iconic South Stand, as part of a 15-year strategic partnership between the Club and Formula 1.
The brand-new facility will include a number of bespoke features designed to create the most authentic Formula 1 driving experience for drivers of all ages and ability levels, including:
Immersive in-kart audio, complete with sound effects taken from onboard recordings of the cars of Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc during an F1 Grand Prix™ this season, commentary from David Croft and Naomi Schiff and live driving tips
Karts featuring a simulated ‘DRS’ (Drag Reduction System) button on the steering wheel, allowing greater speed when close to the competitor in front
Steering wheels featuring an 18cm LED display, providing data and updates to the driver such as lap times, intervals, boost level and flags
Timing screens, sector times and colours matching official F1 broadcast graphics to further add authenticity
The one-of-its-kind experience will also include separate tracks for both adults and juniors and, as part of Tottenham Hotspur’s wider commitment to creating one of the world’s most accessible stadiums, the F1 DRIVE-London experience will be fully inclusive with dual karts available to cater for accessible requirements.
Combined with the overall look and feel of the venue, the F1 DRIVE-London experience will bring guests closer than ever to the exhilarating on-track battles performed by their favourite Formula 1® drivers during a Grand Prix™ weekend.
Karts will race in four standout liveries and will come in two sizes, with modifications designed to provide an enjoyable experience for all, whether you are visiting with family, friends, colleagues or as an avid racer.
Todd Kline, Chief Commercial Officer, Tottenham Hotspur, said: “We can’t wait to welcome visitors to the world’s first Formula 1® karting facility here in Tottenham. It will be another attraction at our world-class stadium and will act as an innovative gateway into motorsport for new fans looking to discover the thrill of Formula 1®, while giving the most passionate race fans a truly first-of-its-kind experience.”
Jonny Haworth, Director of Commercial Partnerships, Formula 1, said: “We wanted to create a karting experience that truly captures the feeling and atmosphere of Formula 1 and offers an accessible entry point to our sport for as many people as possible, and F1 Drive-London is going to deliver on this vision and more.
Whether you are just starting out on your motorsport journey with your eyes set on the F1 Grid or are looking for a great day out with family and friends, F1 Drive – London can deliver an authentic F1 experience for all. I am excited to see the karts launch and track testing begin, and I can’t wait to see our fans hitting the track in the new year.”
News on the confirmed opening date of F1 DRIVE-London and ticket sales will be communicated in the coming weeks.
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