Image for F1 pledges to wipe out carbon footprint

F1 pledges to wipe out carbon footprint

The plan will see a switch to low- and zero-carbon logistics to transport teams and equipment between events

The plan will see a switch to low- and zero-carbon logistics to transport teams and equipment between events

Car racing franchise Formula 1 will be carbon neutral by 2030, according to a plan launched this month.

According to the plan, Formula 1 will switch to low- or zero-carbon logistics and travel, as well as implementing ‘credible’ carbon offsetting and carbon sequestration programmes. The franchise’s estimated total emissions for 2019 are 256,551 tonnes.

Emissions from F1 race cars themselves only comprised around 0.7 per cent of the total in 2018, while 45 per cent came from transporting race cars and equipment between events.

Image: JP Valery

GET A ROUND-UP OF POSITIVE NEWS STORIES IN YOUR INBOX EVERY WEEKSign up to our newsletter