Stefano Domenicali, the CEO of Formula 1, says that F1 is trying to promote sustainable fuels to national governments.
The current F1 cars already run on 10 percent bioethanol and by 2026, the intention is to switch to 100 percent sustainable fuels. Domenicali says the sport has an impact on international awareness of new fuel technology.
“F1 has also taken environmental sustainability initiatives this season,” Domenicali said. “In Austria, we have deployed an energy-efficient energy system that has reduced CO2 emissions from the paddock, pit lane and F1 broadcast area by 90%.”
“In addition, a new fleet of biofuel trucks will provide our production dispatches, technical and other equipment for the European events of the 2023 season, which we expect will reduce our total freight emissions by at least 60% compared to traditional fuel.”
“Formula 2 and Formula 3 cars are successfully running on 55% sustainable fuels this season and we remain on track to introduce 100% advanced sustainable fuels to Formula 1 in 2026. We are also encouraged by the increased awareness and openness of governments to include advanced sustainable fuels in their ‘net zero’ policies, something F1 will continue to lead the way.”