Formula 1 has today announced an ambitious sustainability plan to have a net-zero carbon footprint by 2030.
Formula 1 has been at the forefront of technological innovation throughout its history with advancements that have directly benefitted the wider automotive industry. Aerodynamic innovations, safety developments, energy recovery systems, navigation tools and composite materials from F1 have been adopted by the road car and other industries.
In launching F1’s first-ever sustainability strategy, we recognise the critical role that all organisations must play in tackling this global issueChase Carey, Chairman and CEO, Formula 1
FIA also put everyone on notice about some of their innovations. Innovations such as composite materials, energy recovery and safety systems have been adopted across the auto industry. This time they are pushing the envelope even further by setting the example of eliminating carbon emissions. The exclaimed its F1 hybrid power units are that example we can look forward too. You can see the 2021 rules changes coming to the sport below.
The FIA welcomes this Formula 1 initiative. It is not only very encouraging for the future of motorsport, but it could also have strong benefits for society as a whole.Jean Todt, President of the FIA
Few people know that the current F1 hybrid power unit is the most efficient in the world, delivering more power using less fuel, and hence CO2, than any other car. We believe F1 can continue to be a leader for the auto industry and work with the energy and automotive sector to deliver the world’s first net zero carbon hybrid internal combustion engine that hugely reduces carbon emissions around the world.Chase Carey, Chairman and CEO, Formula 1
In addition to the plans to eliminate the carbon footprint of the F1 car and the on-track activities, initiatives will include action to ensure F1 moves to ultra-efficient logistics and travel and 100% renewably powered offices, facilities and factories.
By 2025 F1 will also ensure all events are sustainable. This will mean the use of sustainable materials at all events with single-use plastics being eliminated and all waste reused, recycled or composted. Additionally, F1 will provide incentives and tools to offer every fan a greener way to reach the race and ensure circuits and facilities enhance fan wellbeing and nature as well as providing opportunities for local people, businesses and causes to get more involved in the action during a Formula 1 race weekend.