Formula 1 to deliver Carbon Neutral broadcast production of the British Grand Prix

Building on the success of the Remote Broadcast Operations project introduced by Formula 1 in 2020, which has significantly reduced the amount of technical cargo and number of personnel taken to races, F1 has taken another step closer to its 2030 Net Zero Carbon ambition by achieving albert Certification for the broadcast production of the FORMULA 1 PIRELLI BRITISH GRAND PRIX 2021.

albert Certification, which is industry-backed and awarded by BAFTA, is given to productions that meet sustainable credentials, tackle the environmental impact of broadcasting, and inspire audiences to act on a more sustainable future. As a founding member of the albert Sports Consortium, F1 is committed to working with its partners to help reduce the emissions created by our events. 

For the FORMULA 1 PIRELLI BRITISH GRAND PRIX 2021 at Silverstone, F1 has introduced a number of changes to reduce the carbon footprint of its broadcast operations, including:

  • Replacing over 7,500 litres of traditional diesel with HVO fuel in the ETC and TV Compound generators
  • Switching up to 70% of the car fleet to hybrid vehicles for staff travelling to the race
  • Introducing zero-emission vehicles for our circuit operations
  • Offering a much-increased range of vegan and vegetarian meals, whilst significantly reducing the amount of meat consumed in staff canteens
  • Running our Remote Broadcast facility in Biggin Hill on a renewable Mains energy supply, with more low-energy lighting across studios
  • Running a ‘Switch if Off!’ campaign to promote reduced energy consumption across our facilities
  • Offsetting all our remaining emissions, through the official CO2 offset partner of the albert scheme

We plan to take much of what we will learn from Silverstone on, to the productions of later Grands Prix this season and beyond, and continue to reduce the emissions from our broadcast.

F1 is committed to reducing its carbon footprint as a sport, and continues to work hard with teams, promoters and partners to ensure all F1 events are sustainable by 2025, on the way to becoming Net-Zero Carbon by 2030. Achieving albert Certification for the broadcast of the FORMULA 1 PIRELLI BRITISH GRAND PRIX 2021 at Silverstone is an important step towards this, and we look forward to working with all our suppliers to further understand and improve the impact we have on the world in which we race.  

Roberto Dalla, Managing Director – Media & Technology Centre at Formula 1, said:

“I am very pleased that our TV broadcast production of the 2021 British Grand Prix has been awarded albert Certification and will be recognised as a sustainable broadcast. This is another important step forward on our journey to Net-Zero Carbon. F1 is committed to improving the impact it has on the environment and climate change. Through working with albert and our key suppliers, we have been able to introduce a number of improvements to how we work and deliver the production, that we will develop to generate material long-term reductions to our broadcast’s carbon footprint.”