“FIA takes its responsibility”- Governing body of Formula 1 introduced the first barrel of sustainable fuel and aims to go net-zero by 2030.
FIA on its website announced that it has delivered the first barrels of 100% sustainable fuel to the power unit manufacturers in their pursuit to have a low carbon future.
The press release submitted by FIA claims that to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement signed five years ago and the declaration of climate emergency, it wants to contribute to environmental protection.
With Formula 1 being run on fuels emitting carbon in the environment, it has always been criticized for its part in environmental degradation. Thus, as a part of an ambitious project by FIA, it has now declared carbon neutrality with this step, with an aim of achieving net-zero by 2030.
“FIA takes its responsibility in leading motorsport and mobility into a low carbon future to reduce the environmental impacts of our activities and contribute to a greener planet,” said Jean Todt, President of FIA.
“I’m glad that our Members Clubs approve our environmental strategy that is part of the Purpose Driven initiative focused on the societal contribution of our two pillars. By developing sustainable fuel made from biowaste that can power Formula 1,”
“We are taking a new step forward. With the support of the world’s leading energy companies, we can combine the best technological and environmental performance.”
Decision amidst plans of new engine regulations 2026
Formula 1 for long has aimed to unroll its 2026 engine regulations with an aim to power it with sustainable fuels to further bolster their objective to eradicate their carbon footprint.
“Formula 1 has long served as a platform for introducing next-generation advancements in the automotive world. We are delighted by the momentum on sustainable fuels which perfectly aligns with our plan to be net-zero carbon as a sport by 2030,” said Ross Brawn
“Our top sustainability priority now is building a roadmap for the hybrid engine that reduces emissions and has a real world benefit for road cars. We believe we have the opportunity to do that with the next generation engine that combines hybrid technology with sustainable fuels.”