F1 Reveals New Branding for Net Zero Carbon Initiative

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Photo credit: FIA
Photo credit: FIA

Formula 1 has unveiled revised branding as part of its long-term push to become a more sustainable championship.

The series announced in 2019 that it intends to be Net Zero Carbon by 2030 as part of its wider sustainability strategy.

In its 2019 report, the series revealed that 45% of its carbon emissions came through logistics, 27% through business travel, and almost 20% through facilities and factories. Less than 1% came through on-track running, with 7% coming through event operations.

Taking Steps

Since that report, Formula 1 has introduced remote broadcast operations, which has enabled the championship to reduce freight, while the containers themselves have been redesigned to enable more efficient aircraft to be used. Formula 1 has also switched to 100% renewable energies at its headquarters in London.

On Monday, Formula 1 outlined its goals for the next phase of its sustainability plan.

Discussions are ongoing over regionalizing Formula 1’s calendar in order to improve freight and travel logistics. As the schedule expands, with more events being held outside of Europe, there is a desire to group rounds together in order to avoid personnel and equipment from embarking on unnecessary long-haul travel.

Ahead of F1 introducing 100% sustainable fuels into the next-generation hybrid engines in 2026 feeder categories Formula 2 and Formula 3 are set to trial sustainable fuels across the coming seasons. This will allow solutions to be tested in a real racing environment ahead of their introduction into Formula 1. The sustainable fuel is purposely being designed with a ‘drop-in’ feature that can accelerate adoption and reduce costs for use in existing road cars, as well as to aid decarbonize the automotive industry in general.

Formula 1’s new Net Zero 2030 branding will feature trackside from this weekend’s British Grand Prix onward.