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Formula 1 racing began in 1950 and is the world’s most prestigious open-wheel single-seater motor racing competition. Despite the fact that the series is over 50 years old, social and environmental sustainability are still a new agenda in the sport.
Countdown to zero
To achieve Net Zero Carbon by 2030: including delivering 100% sustainable fuels.
Positive race print
To leave a legacy of positive change wherever they race.
Diversity and inclusion
To take steps to build a more diverse and inclusive sport by removing barriers, nurturing talent, and inspiring change.
In 2019, Formula 1 announced its Sustainability Strategy: a commitment to accelerate technologies that decarbonize the world by 2030 and to create a positive legacy.
For the first time, the strategy also featured an estimative of the sport's carbon footprint.
In the 2018, the series produced the equivalent to 256,551 tonnes CO2 emissions. Its latest report features its 2020 carbon footprint, 155,104 tonnes CO2e, which is not reflective of the sport in a regular season due to the COVID pandemic.
tonnes of CO2e
*annual emissions in 2018
Formula 1 Annual Emissions
From the total emissions, more than 98% fall within Scope 3. According to the series, only 27% are directly controlled by F1, with the remaining 73% driven by the larger F1 community, which includes teams and race promoters. Additionally, F1 also aims to incorporate fan travel emissions in the future.
Logistics are F1's biggest carbon footprint contributor. This category includes all transportation logistics in the sport, such as the transfer of teams equipment, F1 equipment, Paddock Club equipment, and race tires.
Business travel is in second place. This category applies to all individuals flights and ground transportation, as well as hotels for all members of the F1 teams and workers of event partners.
Facilities and factories include all offices, factories, or facilities owned or run by F1 and/or F1 teams.
Event operations include all event-related impacts, such as broadcasting, support races, Paddock Club operations, circuit energy use, generator use, and team impact at circuit.
Power unit emissions include all emissions resulting from the fuel consumption of the engines across all 10 teams, at all 2018 Grands Prix, and during pre-, mid-, or post-season testing.
What is Formula 1 doing?
Formula 1 is investing in renewable energy and circular economy. All its offices, facilities and factories are now 100% powered by renewable energy. The series aims to use sustainable materials on and off-track with all waste reused, recycled or composted. For instance, over 1.5 tonnes of unused food in events was donated to charity and, in 2020, all F1 staff polo shirts and accreditation lanyards were made out of recycled plastic bottles.
Furthermore, Formula 1 aims to develop a 100% sustainable fuel by 2026. Though its efficient power engine allows the cars to perform with less fuel consumed - which results in fewer emissions - burning fossil fuels is a global concern. Formula 1 wants to create a sustainable fuel that can be used in motorsport and automotive to accelerate the reduction of GHG emissions.
For a full list of actions F1 has taken since 2014, download our free e-book: A Summary of Formula 1 Sustainability Strategy & Progress.
Formula 1 understands that investing in social sustainability can strengthen the sport and create a thriving environment. The series has created initiatives to diversify its personnel by collaborating with key partners to run scholarship, apprenticeship and internship programs for underrepresented groups and school visits.
In 2021, Formula 1 gave 10 scholarships to support students from underrepresented groups in the UK and Italy. The initiative was extended until 2025, which will cover tuition fees and maintenance costs as well as providing the opportunity to undertake a work experience placement with an F1 team for a total of 50 students.
The series 1 also put in place salary review processes and is monitoring pay gaps across different demographics. Another social concern is to promote diversity among its drivers. In 2022, they announced the F1 Academy, an all-women driver category to develop and prepare young drivers to progress to higher levels of competition.
Awards & Accreditations
3-Star FIA Environmental Accreditation
UN’ Sports for Climate Action Framework Signatory
Albert Certification for the broadcast production of the British GP
Formula 1 is also targeting ISO 20121 (Sustainable Events) accreditation.