Positive Race Print

Create a sustainable spectacle every time we take to the track

We are aiming to leave a legacy of positive change wherever we race, collaborating our efforts with hosts, teams, partners and fans, enriching local communities and economies, and supporting the natural environment

WHAT WE USE

All event waste re-used, recycled or composted

Targeting use of only recyclable or compostable materials (e.g. zero single-use plastic), and aiming for 100% of waste to be re-used, recycled or composted

  • Working closely with the F1 Teams and Circuits, we are focused on reducing single-use plastics in the Pit and Paddock for 2021

  • All F1 staff have been provided with reusable water bottles as part of our plan to decrease plastic use at our offices and race locations

  • We’re working with our supply chain to increase the use of recycled materials. In 2020, all F1 staff polo shirts and accreditation lanyards were made out of recycled plastic bottles

  • In partnership with Crisis UK, F1 donated 900 pieces of staff uniform to support homeless people in 2020

  • Several race circuits have partnered with local food kitchens and charities to reduce food wastage, with over 1.5 tonnes of unused food donated to 17 Victorian charities following the cancelled 2020 Australian Grand Prix

TO THE RACE

Incentives for fans to reach our events in a greener way

Enable fans to reach the race by lower/zero carbon transport methods or credibly offset emissions created by their travel

  • Partnering with local transport authorities is a critical part of organising an F1 race - with venues such as the Circuit de Catalunya offering over 50,000 additional seats on public transport and providing hybrid buses for fans to reach the circuit

  • Incentives for fans to reach the circuit by low-emissions technologies include free bike servicing in Austria and dedicated parking for EVs

  • F1 is exploring options to allow fans to offset their travel when purchasing tickets through the F1 ticket platform

WHERE YOU WATCH

Circuits and facilities that improve wellbeing & biodiversity

Prioritise fan wellbeing and the local environment by enhancing biodiversity, improving air quality and offering healthier food options

  • We are working with our partners to research biofuel or low-emissions generator technology to improve the air quality for fans attending our circuits

  • A number of circuits have promoted improved biodiversity through planting of trees or the creation of nature reserves - with an ongoing emphasis on regreening spaces where possible

  • Providing shade to fans in hot climates and safe access to drinking water is an important part of our long-term strategy to improve fan wellbeing at races

WITH OUR HOSTS

Opportunities for local people and causes to get involved

Give local people greater access to our events and drive positive benefits for local business and causes through constructive partnerships

  • F1 hosted a charity auction in 2020 to raise funds for the Australian Bushfire relief programme

  • F1 in Schools is one of the world's largest STEM education programmes, engaging over 1.3m children across 26,000 schools in 46 countries. With over 35% female participation rate it represents a great opportunity to improve diversity in engineering

  • Partnering with local schools has enabled hundreds of thousands of children to learn about STEM subjects and experience the Grand Prix up close - with over 30,000 school children attending the 2019 Australian Grand Prix

  • Strong community programmes have focussed heavily on local job creation and granting free or heavily subsidised access to those members of the local community that are most impacted by the arrival of the Grand Prix

HOW WE'RE DOING

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

WHAT WE USE

All event waste re-used, recycled or composted

2030 GOAL

Use only recyclable or compostable materials (e.g. zero single-use plastic), and ensure that 100% of waste is re-used, recycled or composted

  • SINGLE USE PLASTIC
    • All F1 staff provided with refillable water bottles
  • RECYCLE, REUSE AND COMPOST
    • Food recycling during 2019/2020 season – with over 1,500kg of food donated from 2020 Barcelona Testing alone
    • Collaboration with suppliers to use recycled materials e.g. F1 Staff Polo Shirts and lanyards made from recycled plastic bottles

TO THE RACE

Incentives for fans to reach our events in a greener way

2030 GOAL

Enable fans to reach the race by lower/zero carbon transport methods or credibly offset emissions created by their travel

  • FAN TRAVEL
    • Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there has been limited fan attendance at races in 2020
    • Coordination with traffic authorities to increase circuit access via public transport remains a core objective for all Race Promoters

WHERE YOU WATCH

Circuits and facilities that improve wellbeing & biodiversity

2030 GOAL

Prioritise fan wellbeing and the local environment by enhancing biodiversity, improving air quality and offering healthier food options

  • WELLBEING
    • F1 has put in place robust testing, social distancing and secure transport procedures to protect our staff, the F1 teams and drivers from the risks of COVID 19
  • BIODIVERSITY
    • Several Race Promoters have well-established biodiversity plans to protect and improve the flora and fauna around the circuit

WITH OUR HOSTS

Opportunities for local people and causes to get involved

2030 GOAL

Build partnerships that give local people greater access to our events and that driver positive benefits for local business and causes

  • STEM EDUCATION
    • STEM-based programmes allow students to access the races for free during the raceweek, inspiring a generation of young people to pursue careers in engineering (over 30,000 students attended the Australian GP in 2019)
  • COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
    • Charity auction to raise funds in support of the Australian Bushfire relief programme in 2020
    • Strong focus on local job creation and temporary staff hiring –with specific programmes in place at several Grands Prix to promote regional employment growth