London: Formula One set out its first-ever sustainability plan on Tuesday with the aim of achieving a net zero-carbon footprint for the sport by 2030.
The Liberty Media-owned championship, which will have a record 22 grand prix next year with the 10 teams flown around the world, said carbon reduction projects would start immediately.
It also promised that all Formula One events would be sustainable by 2025.
“We recognize the critical role that all organizations must play in tackling this global issue,” said chairman Chase Carey in a statement.
“By leveraging the immense talent, passion and drive for innovation held by all members of the F1 community, we hope to make a significant positive impact on the environment and communities in which we operate.”
Carey said the current V6 turbo hybrid power engines, in use since 2014, were the most efficient in the world and delivered more power from less fuel than any other car.
“We believe F1 can continue to be a leader for the auto industry and work with the energy and automotive sector to deliver the world’s first net zero-carbon hybrid internal combustion engine,” added the American.
Other initiatives include moving to ultra-efficient logistics and 100% renewably powered offices, facilities and factories.
McLaren were certified as Formula One’s first carbon-neutral team as long ago as 2011, but the sport has also struggled to shrug off a gas-guzzling reputation dating back to the long-gone days of V12 engines.
Unfavorable comparisons have been made to the all-electric Formula E series, which now has a significant manufacturer presence.
Formula One said sustainable materials will be used at all events, with all waste reused or recycled, and single-use plastics would be barred.
There would also be incentives offering fans a greener way to get to the races.
Six times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton, who has gone vegan, has spoken out this year about his own efforts to reduce his carbon footprint.
The Mercedes driver told reporters last month that he had sold his private jet and was flying less for pleasure, had banned single-use plastic from home and office and aimed to be carbon neutral by the end of 2019.
“It is not the easiest because, yes, we are traveling around the world and we are racing Formula One cars. Our carbon footprint for sure is higher than the average homeowner that lives in the same city,” he said then.
“But it doesn’t mean you should be afraid to speak out about things that can be for a positive change.”
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