F1 committed to Net-Zero Carbon by 2030

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In 2019 Formula 1 announced its commitment to be Net-Zero Carbon by 2030 as part of its wider Sustainability Strategy. They set ambitious targets from “factory to flag”, and key members of the sporting community including Teams, Race Promoters, Partners, Suppliers, Broadcasters, the FIA and many more are rising to the challenge and are contributing to our carbon reduction goals.

(Text and images are taken from, July 22 – view original article here)

F1 is developing a 100% sustainable fuel, which will be used in F1 cars from 2026, in line with the introduction of the next-generation hybrid engines – the drop-in fuel has huge potential to be adopted in road cars globally.

With eight years to go, we are racing towards our target and aiming to show the next generation of fans how innovation and teamwork can tackle the challenges of our time.

F1 100% Net Zero 2030 –

Sustainable fuels

After developing the most efficient hybrid engine in the world, F1 is also driving solutions for sustainable fuel. In 2026, 100% sustainable fuel will be introduced to power the next-generation hybrid engines in F1

The fuel is already in development with support from key stakeholders within F1 including the FIA, Aramco – an F1 Global Partner, fuel providers in the sport, the F1 teams and manufacturers.

Whilst racing fuel represents less than 1% of our emissions, sustainable fuel is the area where F1 can have the greatest effect on the global transportation sector

The fuel has purposely been designed with a ‘drop-in’ feature to help accelerate adoption and reduce costs for use in existing road cars (both internal combustion engines and hybrids).

Carbonio action

Since our Net Zero commitment, we have taken a number of actions to reduce our carbon footprint including:

  • In the past 3 years, we have introduced remote broadcast operations, which has enabled us to reduce freight.
  • Redesigned our freight containers that enable more efficient aircraft to be used.
  • Transitioned to 100% renewable energy in our F1 offices.
  • Delivered our first carbon-neutral broadcast production at Silverstone in 2021 and aim to earn this accreditation again in 2022 while applying the lessons learned to further races.
  • Achieved the highest Sustainability Management accreditation awarded by the FIA (3* accredited)
  • Issued guidance to all our Race Promoters to help assist them in best practices when running a sustainable event looking at key areas such as energy, plastic & waste, wellbeing & nature and local fan travel

What’s to come

While we have already made huge changes to create a more sustainable sport, there is still much more to come:

  • Taking action to regionalise our calendar which will help improve freight and travel logistics – this will be an ongoing process in the years to come to ensure that we are travelling efficiently as a World Championship
  • Exploring carbon reduction measures for fans travelling to Formula 1 events
  • Working with F2 and F3 to trial sustainable fuels with their ability to test solutions at a pace
  • Sharing the carbon reduction activities from across our sporting community to ensure that everyone understands how the wider sport is coming together to set and achieve our Net Zero goals
  • Continuing to switch to more efficient logistics and travel arrangements from air, sea, and land
  • Continuing 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

To find out more about the science behind sustainable fuels and our most recent ESG updates – click here.

Andrew Burden

The author Kiwi F1 Fan

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