World Environment Day: 5 points that make Formula 1 greener


 In 2019 Formula 1 unveiled its Sustainability Strategy with a very clear goal: to have a zero carbon footprint by 2030.

With such a strategy, all Grands Prix are expected to be fully sustainable by 2025.

For more than 70 years, Formula 1 has been synonymous with technological innovation seeking greater engine power, achieving aerodynamics that take single-seaters faster and having the most reliable machines. However, nowadays it has also become more conscious about reducing the impact of its carbon footprint.

Fortunately, the most important car category in the world is already focused on optimizing available resources and technology, as well as innovating in terms of vehicle logistics and mechanical processes, in order to positively impact the environment.

In 2019, F1 presented its first Sustainability Strategy, which includes 5 key points and whose goal is to achieve carbon neutrality in the category. In the framework of World Environment Day (June 5), we remember them:

1. More efficient engines. With the arrival of the hybrid era (2014) the engines reduced size and increased efficiency. Thanks to the turbo and electric motor, less fuel is required, and the single-seaters have the most efficient combustion engines with the least waste emission in the automotive industry. An initiative that will continue to develop.

2. 100% sustainable fuel in 2030. F1 is currently developing a fuel from biological waste (garbage waste or non-food biomass) that in 2030 meets the goal of zero net carbon emissions.

3. Sustainable races in 2025. The new plan for the series seeks that by 2025 all the host cities of a Grand Prix grant 100% sustainable races in each of the stages of their organization, and where local people are also involved in the initiatives.

4. Green culture among fans. Fans will be encouraged to opt for more ecological ways of reaching the circuits; as well as ensuring that the facilities enhance the well-being of fans along with nature.

5. Zero Carbon Footprint. By 2030, in addition to the cars, the transportation logistics, manufacturing, engineering, workshops, offices and facilities of all F1 teams and organizing committees are expected to be able to deliver a net zero carbon footprint.

In 2018 it was estimated that the CO2 emissions derived from Formula 1 were 256,551 tons. Of them, 45% corresponded to transportation logistics; 27.7% to air and land transportation, in addition to accommodation; 19.3% to the operation of workshops, factories and offices; and 7.3% to television broadcast operations, support races and race weekend hospitality.

The fuel burned by the 20 single-seaters of the 10 teams causes less than 1% pollution, that is the level of efficiency achieved.

By 2030, those 256,551 tons of CO2 must be reduced to zero, and the FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX OF MEXICO CITY Presented by Heineken works hand in hand with the organizers of the highest category to reach that goal in the shortest possible time.

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