Formula 1 Promises To Be Net Zero Carbon By 2030
Formula 1® has today announced an ambitious sustainability plan to have a net-zero carbon footprint by 2030.
The sustainability plan will include all Formula 1® cars, all on-track activity and the rest of the operations as a sport.
The plan comes after 12 months of intense work with the FIA, sustainability experts, Formula 1® teams, promoters and partners, resulting in an ambitious, yet achievable delivery plan.
Formula 1® has been at the forefront of technological innovation throughout history and will use its global platform to accelerate progress and develop technologies that reduce and eliminates carbon emissions from the current internal combustion engine (ICE).
The hybrid power unit, which delivers more power using less fuel than any other car, combined with advanced sustainable fuels and energy recovery systems presents a tremendous opportunity to deliver a net-zero carbon hybrid power unit.
With over 1 billion of the 1.1 billion vehicles in the world powered by ICEs, it has the potential to reduce carbon emissions globally.
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
Delivering the plan will involve F1® working with the FIA and all of its partners, promoters, sponsors and the teams and building on the work that many of them are already delivering on the sustainability issue.
Carbon reduction projects will begin immediately to start the journey of becoming a more sustainable sport.