In the upcoming months, Formula One will take steps to promote its green credentials by pushing towards synthetic fuels for engines, reduce carbon emissions. This important strategy is already being discussed with the teams and F1's current suppliers.
"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.”- Chase Carey, Formula One Group said in a call with Wall Street analysts.
"The hybrid engine that was launched 5 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 for Formula One. We have discuss this in private with a number of our partners, and they ‘re quite excited about it.”
There will be technology changes in F1 cars with the aim for future sustainability. Figure: Motorsport.
"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?”, Carey explained.
Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff supported this campaign and stressed recently that the sport has to follow the sustainability route. "We are having the most efficient, the most powerful, the most performant engines in these cars and the technology has made those cars fantastic high tech machines and safe for the environment”, said Wolff.
Compared to regular cars, fuels used for F1 is quite similar but was mixed differently to increase engine performance.