“We are very proud of it and the teams have embraced it fully” – The much-talked-about #WeRaceAsOne initiative has been revamped with three key pillars.
- Diversity and inclusion
— Formula 1 (@F1) February 10, 2021
These are the three key pillars upon which the #WeRaceAsOne initiative will now be based upon. Last year, the focus was the fight against Covid-19 and inequality. Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali released a statement highlighting the significance of the revamped initiative.
“Our WeRaceAsOne platform was very effective at raising the awareness of socially important issues and our steadfast commitment to making a positive change. We are very proud of it and the teams have embraced it fully.
“While our commitment through words to tackling issues like sustainability and diversity in our sport is important, it is our actions that we will be judged on. We have already made good progress on our sustainability plans and you will see strong actions being executed this year across all three of our WRAO pillars.
“We know we must continue to move forward on these issues and the whole sport is united in doing this in the months and years ahead.”
#WeRaceAsOne – Salient Features
• Creating a clear path towards sustainably fuelled hybrid engines, something that will be of significant importance to not only the sport but the automotive sector.
• Reducing the amount of single-use plastic bottles and cutlery and food waste in the pit and paddock.
• Rolling out internships and apprenticeships within Formula 1 for under-represented groups to provide access to a promising career in the sport.
• Funding scholarships for talented engineering students from diverse and underprivileged backgrounds with work experience opportunities at F1 and the Teams during their studies
• Growing F1 in Schools – already the world’s leading school-age STEM education challenge
• Working with our promoters around the world to establish and deliver programs that leave a positive and lasting community impact.
• Helping to grow awareness and support for the W Series and the talented young female drivers coming through the ranks
• Moving towards new freight methods through adopting containers for use on modern aircraft and other modes of transport.
• Continuing to develop our remote operations capabilities where action to date has already eliminated c.70 tonnes of freight being taken to each race.