Countdown to Zero

Accelerate technologies that decarbonise the world

Formula 1 is on a mission to have a Net Zero Carbon footprint by 2030, adapting the ways we operate from factory to flag, systematically reducing the CO2 emissions generated by our operations, events, logistics and race cars

ON THE TRACK

Net Zero Carbon, sustainably-fuelled, hybrid power units

Deliver the most powerful and efficient race cars on earth propelled by sustainably-fuelled hybrid power units, putting Formula 1 at the forefront of the motorsport industry

  • F1 has developed a world-leading hybrid engine - achieving >50% thermal efficiency - resulting in faster lap times with less fuel consumed

  • A working group of F1 and FIA personnel has been set up to investigate a future engine formula powered by sustainable fuels, and will be expanded in the future to include specialists from the OEMs and energy suppliers, as well as seeking expertise from independent research groups

ON THE MOVE

Ultra-efficient, low/zero carbon logistics & travel

Maximise logistics and travel efficiency through process and volume optimisation, using the least CO2 intensive transport available

  • In 2020, F1 accelerated plans to introduce a more sustainable way of broadcasting our races, known as remote production. This has resulted in a 34% reduction in technical cargo and a 36% reduction in travelling staff sent to every race

  • Adopting an innovative honeycomb structure for the walls of our travelling broadcast centre has reduced the total weight and related GHG emissions for filming our races globally

  • Our logistics and engineering teams are designing innovative 'flexible' ULD shipping containers - allowing F1 to adopt more fuel-efficient means of transport such as rail and sea freight. This will also enable a move away from 747 to newer 777 cargo planes

WHERE WE WORK

100% renewably powered facilities, factories and venues

Transition to 100% renewable electricity at all F1 and team facilities and adopt net zero carbon technologies for HVAC** and mobile power

  • F1 has transitioned to 100% Renewable electricity (guaranteed through Power Purchase Agreements) for all its UK offices

  • Upgrades to our Media & Technology centre will allow us to run on 50% Biomethane and 50% carbon-offsetting natural gas - with further plans in place to eliminate reliance on gas entirely in the long-term

  • Solar panels that create enough year-round energy to offset the entire Grand Prix have been installed at the French and Canadian circuits, with the Circuit de Catalunya also 100% renewably powered

  • We are conducting ongoing research and testing into bio-fuels and low-emissions technologies for our on-site generators, aiming to materially reduce GHG and particulate emissions at the circuit

  • *Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning

BALANCE TO ZERO

Credible biological and breakthrough technical carbon sequestration

Fully offset unavoidable emissions through robust and verifiable biological and technical sequestration programmes

  • Our strategy is to focus on absolute carbon emissions in the first instance, but we will continue to review opportunities for credible carbon sequestration or offsetting in the long-term

  • Technologies pioneered by F1 teams have been central to reducing emissions of other industries – such as the introduction of Aerofoil technology into over one million UK supermarkets, reducing the energy consumption of their refrigeration units by up to 25%

HOW WE'RE DOING

See for yourself how we are performing against the goals we announced last year in our sustainability strategy

ON THE TRACK

Net Zero Carbon, sustainably-fuelled, hybrid power units

2030 GOAL

Position F1 at the vanguard of the automotive sector, delivering the most powerful and efficient race cars on earth propelled by sustainably fuelled hybrid power units

  • ADVANCED SUSTAINABLE FUELS
    • Working closely with the FIA on the development and use of Advanced Sustainable Fuels
    • All F1 cars running bio component fuels - with a working group of F1 and FIA personnel established to define a future engine formula powered by sustainable fuels
  • HYBRID ENGINE TECHNOLOGY
    • 50% Thermally efficient hybrid with kinetic and heat energy recovery systems

ON THE MOVE

Ultra-efficient, low/zero carbon logistics & travel

2030 GOAL

Maximise logistics and travel efficiency through process and volume optimisation and by using the least CO2 intensive transport available

WHERE WE WORK

100% renewably powered facilities, factories and venues

2030 GOAL

Transition to 100% renewable electricity at all F1 and team facilities and adopt net zero carbon technologies for HVAC and mobile power

  • RENEWABLE ENERGY
    • Power Purchase Agreements signed for all UK F1 offices - meeting 100% renewable electricity criteria
    • Transition to 50% biofuel and 50% carbon-offsetting natural gas at the F1 Media and Technology Centre
    • Adoption of renewable energy sources across F1 Race Promoters and teams
  • TRANSITION TO LOW/ZERO EMISSIONS GENERATORS
    • Ongoing research into the adoption of low-carbon biofuels for mobile power generation

BALANCE TO ZERO

Credible biological and breakthrough technical carbon sequestration

2030 GOAL

Fully offset unavoidable emissions through robust and verifiable biological and technical sequestration programmes

  • CARBON OFFSETS
    • 2020 has been focussed on delivering absolute carbon reductions from core operations (e.g. Remote Production) rather than carbon offsetting