Formula 1

F1 to begin work into ‘green’ fuel – Carey

1 Mins read
Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Formula 1 is to take steps to promote its support for a greener planet in the coming months – to coincide with the sport starting to promote synthetic fuel, in an attempt to meet pre-existing sustainability targets.

The sport’s CEO, Chase Carey, has revealed that a PR campaign is to be launched that will put emphasis on the efficiency of the current engines.

There is also a specific aim to reduce carbon emissions through the use of synthetic fuels, which is currently being discussed with teams and current suppliers.

The move can be seen as a response to the inroads the all-electric series Formula E has already made promoting sustainability.

During a phone conversation with Wall Street analysts, Carey said: “One of our priorities, and we are going to do more in the fall, is really an untold story in F1. It’s the strides that we’ve made to date in terms of sustainability.”

“The hybrid engine that was launched a few years ago was an incredible step forward in terms of fuel efficiency, while retaining power. And we are working aggressively on things like synthetic fuels, working with the oil industry as a whole on synthetic fuels, bio fuels, hydrogen fuels.

“And I think you’ll see between now and year end the sustainability issue becoming much more front and centre.”

Carey added that sustainability is becoming an integral part of the story of Formula 1, and will be the start of people considering how emissions from a combustion engine will be reduced.

“It’s part of our story, and actually something we’ve talked with in private with a number of our partners, and they’re quite excited about it.

“And I think it’s an honest recognition that the environmental issue is important to everybody, and a big part of making strides forward in that is how do you reduce carbon emissions from the combustion engine? That can be as important as anything out there,” Carey admitted.

Avatar photo
391 posts

About author
F1 reporter for The Checkered Flag. Also a second year Journalism student at Robert Gordon University. Feel free to follow me on Twitter at @findlaygrant5.
Articles
Related posts
Formula 1

Ricciardo Fumes After Strategy Call Costs Him Points in Hungary

1 Mins read
Ricciardo called out his team after his Hungarian GP went from promising to disastrous after a questionable strategy call. Despite strong pace and qualifying well, a poorly timed pitstop left him stuck in traffic and unable to challenge for points.
Formula 1

Piastri Delighted After Claiming Maiden Win in Hungary

2 Mins read
Piastri claims his first ever F1 victory in a thrilling Hungarian GP, leading a dominant 1-2 result for McLaren.
Formula 1

2024 Hungarian Grand Prix: Norris On Pole After Wet-to-Dry Dramatic Session

4 Mins read
Lando Norris snatches dramatic pole in Hungary! McLaren lock out front row as rain shakes up qualifying session. Verstappen starts P3, Hamilton P6. Read more with our qualifying report!