SUSTAINABILITY

Formula 1 aims to be Net Zero Carbon by 2030

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Jeddah Street Circuit - Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Jeddah Street Circuit

The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix is the latest addition to the Formula 1 calendar, as Jeddah looks forward to witnessing the action on the local streets for the first time in 2021, in one of F1’s spectacular night races.

This circuit is new to the Formula 1 calendar and as our partnership grows, we will look at ways to operate sustainably and ensure the community benefits from the sport’s events

Circuit of the Americas - United States United States

Circuit of the Americas

Whilst the design of the COTA is influenced by other iconic tracks, the venue is providing inspiration with a leading diversity agenda, sustainable energy schemes and investment in education programmes

Strong diversity agenda, with a hiring policy that places a priority on hiring disabled and mobility-impaired employees

2019 partnership with two local charities to employ homeless or transitioning people to work at the race

Regular events hosted for clean energy and STEM education, providing thousands of free tickets to local school children

Combination of green energy tariffs and on-site renewables generating up to 50% of non-event energy demands

Yas Marina Circuit - Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi

Yas Marina Circuit

The Formula 1 season now ends at this modern venue, which has a forward-thinking approach to the future, providing community support and encouraging local engineering education

Regular host of F1 in Schools events - with the Yas in Schools inspiring 'The Engineers of the Future'

Established Environmental Management System - leading sustainability projects such as adoption of fully paperless offices

Strong focus on community support - partnering with The Reach Campaign to end river blindness and support families in need

Marina Bay Street Circuit - Singapore Singapore

Marina Bay Street Circuit

Formula 1’s only night race always catches the eye on the streets of Singapore, a nation that prides itself on its sustainability efforts, where the venue operates with a hugely diverse workforce

High employee diversity with females making up 56% of the Singapore GP organisation and leading over half of all departments

Campaign to reduce single-use plastics by replacing half a million PET cups with compostable bio-paper cups in 2019 alone

Introduction of 100% compostable tableware in hospitality areas since 2014, eliminating hard-chemical washing that pollutes the environment

Free access for 22,000 fans on Thursdays through community programme and inspiring 400,000 others through educational talks and experiences

Zandvoort Circuit - Netherlands Netherlands

Zandvoort Circuit

The Dutch Grand Prix returns to Zandvoort in 2021, as the huge fanbase in the Netherlands look forward to taking advantage of the many community benefits on offer when racing returns.

This circuit is new to the Formula 1 calendar and as our partnership grows, we will look at ways to operate sustainably and ensure the community benefits from the sport’s events

Extensive mobility plan providing shuttles, train services and bicycle riding incentives for fans

Biodiversity strategy to protect and enhance the flora and fauna around the circuit

Local community access on Thursdays

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve - Canada Canada

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

One of the sport’s most picturesque tracks, the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve also happens to be leading the way in its sustainability efforts, utilising renewable energy and fantastic local transport systems

On-site solar panels store enough energy in one year to offset the energy costs for the entire race

12,793 meals donated to charity from unused food at the 2019 Grand Prix

100% race fan attendance via public transport or through car-pooling

Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez - Mexico Mexico

Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez

A unique circuit with an unrivalled atmosphere, the venue based in Mexico City has an opportunity to lead the way in sustainable development, inspiring the nation.

This circuit is working with Formula 1 to consider ways it can operate sustainability in the future and improve the overall positive impact the Mexican Grand Prix has on the local area

Interlagos - Brazil Brazil

Interlagos

Representing a nation that’s boasted many iconic racing drivers, the Interlagos circuit continues to work on ways to improve sustainability, hoping to inspire the next generation of great Formula 1 names.

This circuit is working with Formula 1 to consider ways it can operate sustainability in the future and improve the overall positive impact the Brazilian Grand Prix has on the local area

Circuit Paul Ricard - France France

Circuit Paul Ricard

Since the circuit’s return to Formula 1 in 2018, it is has set the benchmark for others to follow in creating a sustainable venue, being recognised with a 3* FIA accreditation

The only FIA 3* Environmentally Accredited race circuit in France

150 hectares of green space maintained - with beehives and a 60,000m3 rainwater lake

20,000m2 of Photovoltaic panels providing energy for the circuit and surroundings

10,000 school children have access to the circuit during the French Grand Prix

Circuit de Catalunya - Spain Spain

Circuit de Catalunya

Spain’s premier racing venue is leading the way in its sustainability efforts, already a 3* FIA accredited circuit, they aim to become the world’s first zero footprint racetrack

ISO 14001:2015 certified; FIA 3* Level Sustainability Accreditation & Biosphere Commitment Certificate

Biodiversity strategy offsetting 175 tonnes CO2 annually through forest restoration programme and sustainable 'circular economy' forest management

100% of the electricity supply generated from renewable origins since 2017

Sustainable mobility programme, including 7 recharging points for electric vehicles at the Circuit facilities

Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps - Belgium Belgium

Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

A favourite within the Formula 1 community, the circuit, which is almost a century old, has a strong sustainability programme with an increased focus on fan well-being

Well established recycling programme, focused on minimising waste and reducing single-use plastics through low-impact alternatives

Promotion of public transport and incentives for fans to arrive at the circuit by carpool or bike

Strong support for local businesses, sourcing locally and promoting the best of Belgian culture to a global audience

Free, accessible drinking water ensuring high fan well-being and encourage use of refillable bottles

Silverstone - Great Britain Great Britain

Silverstone

The iconic Northamptonshire circuit has embodied the British spirit in inspiring and aiding local engineering projects, helping develop the next generation of motorsport experts

Inspiring the next generation of engineers, The Silverstone Experience walks visitors through an exciting history of British motorsport and engaging STEM-related displays

The circuit has a number of water points around the venue to encourage fans to bring their own reusable bottles and refill for free

The Silverstone UTC is a centre of excellence for 14 – 19-year olds wishing to pursue careers in High-Performance Engineering and Business with Events Management

Donate £20-25k worth of tickets/experiences to charitable organisations each year - allowing them to raise significant amounts of money for their causes

Autodromo Nazionale Monza - Italy Italy

Autodromo Nazionale Monza

An iconic Formula 1 circuit, located in a parkland region outside of Milan, working on ways to improve sustainability in the future to leave a legacy off the track, as well as on it.

This circuit is working with Formula 1 to consider ways it can operate sustainability in the future and improve the overall positive impact the Italian Grand Prix has on the local area

Baku City Circuit - Azerbaijan Azerbaijan

Baku City Circuit

The Azerbaijan Grand Prix has been an integral part of Baku’s transformation into one of Europe’s most regenerated locations, as the city focuses on improving on its environmental approach across the board

Launched the Baku City Circuit Green Policy and 'Create Green Committee'

Strategy to expand the use of sustainable materials, reduce single-use plastics and increase recycling

Partnership with Baku Autism Centre supporting their Rehabilitation Centre

Red Bull Ring - Austria Austria

Red Bull Ring

Located in the idyllic Styrian mountains, the Red Bull Ring has put its fans and local community at the heart of its sustainability efforts

Community programme supporting local job creation

Encourage fans to travel by public transport and have parking for over 5,000 bicycles

Recycling awareness campaign - encouraging fans to separate their waste at the circuit

Re-usable cup system reducing the volume of single-use plastic consumed in public areas

Hungaroring - Hungary Hungary

Hungaroring

Based in one of Europe’s most fascinating cultural hubs, the Hungaroring continues to improve its sustainability efforts, as Budapest also works on a greener vision for the future

Re-usable cup system and biodegradeable plates reducing the volume of single-use plastic consumed in public areas

Recycling awareness campaign - encouraging fans to separate their waste at the circuit

Distribute E-tickets instead of printed tickets to reduce paper usage, transportation and logistics

Campaign to encourage fans to access the circuit by public transport

Sochi Autodrom - Russia Russia

Sochi Autodrom

Designed for the 2014 Winter Olympics, the Sochi Autodrom has the foundations in place to create a sustainable environment for future generations

Partnering with local authorities to increase public transport and reduce number of fans driving to the event

Working with F1 to develop a sustainability management plan aligned to the 2025 goals

Circuit de Monaco - Monaco Monaco

Circuit de Monaco

Perhaps the most iconic racing venue in all of motorsport, the Circuit de Monaco is constantly looking for ways for people to enjoy the glitz and glamour in a greener way.

This circuit is working with Formula 1 to consider ways it can operate sustainability in the future and improve the overall positive impact the Monaco Grand Prix has on the local area

Bahrain International Circuit - Bahrain Bahrain

Bahrain International Circuit

As a nation with its own vision of striving for a sustainable future, the Bahrain International Circuit is looking at ways to develop its efforts, as fans continue to enjoy the duels in the desert.

Undertakes educational programs yearly, comprising over 100 initiatives, across 45 schools and universities, benefiting over 6,500 students

Over 70% of contracts related to F1 are awarded to domestic suppliers and the race creates around 950 FTE equivalent jobs

Every year, Palm trees are grown or replaced around the circuit, starting life in the BIC nursery, and distributed across the Kingdom for planting

Shanghai International Circuit - China China

Shanghai International Circuit

The Shanghai International Circuit has become one of the most hotly anticipated spots on the Formula 1 calendar following the regeneration of the local area in 2003, as the city continues to grow as one of the world’s most dynamic hubs

Plans to introduce waste separation into the circuit from 2021 – supported by public awareness and education campaign since 2019

Programme to encourage fans to use public transport and increased adoption of hybrid and electric vehicles

Participation in a Shanghai-wide initiative to eliminate non-degradable plastic bags, straws and utensils by the end of 2020

Plans to trial solar power technology across the circuit to support renewable electricity generation

Suzuka International Racing Course - Japan Japan

Suzuka International Racing Course

Japan continues to be a world leader in sustainable technology and this venue is no different as it prides itself on its recycling programme, with the wider community benefitting from its efforts

Recycling infrastructure introduced in all fan areas with waste fully sorted by staff

Local students given free access on a Thursday for a fan and F1 teams experience

Working with F1 to develop a sustainability management plan aligned to the 2025 goals

Albert Park Circuit - Australia Australia

Albert Park Circuit

The iconic Albert Park street circuit in Melbourne is synonymous with starting the Formula 1 campaign, as the local community continues to enjoy, and benefit from, the opening race weekend of the season

1.5 tonnes of unused food donated to 17 Victorian charities following the cancelled 2020 Grand Prix

30,000 school children attended the circuit in 2019 to learn about STEM, innovation and technology

AGPC Community Day grants complimentary Friday access to local residents

Carbon Footprint
F1’S 2018 SCOPE 1, 2 & 3 FOOTPRINT
WAS ESTIMATED TO BE
TONNES CO2E
POWER UNIT
EMISSIONS 0.7%
POWER UNIT EMISSIONS

All emissions associated with the flue usage of power unit across all 10 teams, at all 21 Grand Prix, and at pre-, mind- or post-season testing.

EVENT
OPERATIONS 7.3%
EVENT OPERATIONS

All event impacts including broadcasting, support races, Paddock Club operations, circuit energy use, generator use & teams at circuit impacts (excluding Power Unit emissions)

LOGISTICS 45%
LOGISTICS

All road, air or sea logistics across the sport including the movement of teams equipment, F1 equipment, Paddock Club equipment and race tyres

FACILITIES AND
FACTORIES 19.3%
FACILITIES AND FACTORIES

All F1 owned or operated offices or facilities, as well as teams owned and operated offices, factories or facilities.

BUSINESS
TRAVEL 27.7%
BUSINESS TRAVEL

All individuals air and ground transportation, as well as hotels impact for all F1 Teams employees and employees of major event partners

F1 has undertaken a detailed carbon footprint analysis. For an entire race season, approximately 256,000 CO2 equivalent tonnes are generated. By 2030 this will be net zero.