Formula 1 has launched new commitments as it aims to become a net-zero carbon sport by 2030.
The plan was originally announced in 2019 as part of its wider Sustainability Strategy to reduce carbon emissions from “factory to flag”.
With eight years of the programme remaining, F1 says that it is “racing towards our target and aiming to show the next generation of fans how innovation and teamwork can tackle the challenges of our time”.
In the first three years of operating under the plan, F1 has taken measures such as introducing remote broadcast locations to reduce freight, as well as redesigning freight containers that allow more efficient aircraft to be used.
100 per cent renewable energy is in use at the F1 offices, and the sport undertook its first carbon neutral broadcast at the 2021 British GP – a goal it hopes to re-create this year and future races.
Going forward, F1 is developing a sustainable fuel, which is set to be introduced to the cars in 2026 when a new set of Power Unit regulations come into play.
Although F1 fuel accounts for just 1 per cent of the sport’s emissions, it believes that a sustainable fuel can have a major impact on worldwide, everyday transport.
The fuel has been created with a ‘drop-in’ feature, speeding up the process of transferring its use to existing road cars – both internal combustion engine and hybrid-powered vehicles.
The sport is also set to regionalise its calendar in order to improve freight and travel logistics. It will look at more efficient logistics and travel arrangements from air, sea, and land as well as explore carbon reduction measures for travelling fans.
F1 is also set to work with Formula 2 and Formula 3 to trial sustainable fuels.
The sport will aim to share the carbon reduction activities from across the community to ensure that all parties involved recognise the push to achieve its Net Zero goals.
As it reaches closer to its goal, F1 has vowed to “review our processes as the standards for carbon reductions evolve at pace to ensure that we are at the forefront of this key area”.
No doubt F1 had to do this or Hamilton and Vettel will be supergluing themselves to the starting grid on Sunday ?
“Renewable energy”, like lithium batteries? Lol. The green movement is one of the greatest scams in all of humanity, nothing more than a wealth redistribution plan.
Yep. Just look at the cobalt mines in the Congo and the lithium mining in Argentina and see how “green” those areas are! There is somewhere around 70-80 children killed each year in mining accidents in the Congo to build your “green” lithium batteries…and before you blame the government in the Congo, those mines are owned by China!!!
Not to mention lithium is highly toxic and worse than any fumes an ICE can produce.
Firstly, there is no such thing as renewable energy. Once energy has been used, it cannot be used again. What the green loonies actually mean by this term is that after a turbine or solar panel has generated some energy it is then able to generate some more. Which is no different to how once an oil rig has drawn some oil it can then draw some more. Additionally, if an oil field runs dry, it is easier to relocate the rig to another site and drill again than it is to move a couple of hundred turbines if the prevailing winds no longer blow where they stand. The regenerative braking they like to drone on about is no more reusing energy than is a turbocharger on a petrol or diesel engine. They are simply different ways of creating extra energy from the waste resulting from the use of the original power source, in order to supplement that main power source.
Secondly, once all the carbon dioxide has been taken out of the atmosphere, and therefore all the plants die, what are we, and all the animals, farmed or wild, going to eat? Stone?