The energy of change
Since 2019, Formula 1® has been committed to the Net Zero 2030 target. This involves reducing emissions from logistics and infrastructure. The aim is also to achieve carbon neutrality for single-seater racing car engines.
To make this possible, the fuels being developed are intended to ensure high efficiency with reasonable consumption. Combining sporting prowess with energy performance adds the challenge of efficiency to the thrill of the occasion.
The experiments conducted within Formula 1® are expected to make an impact on the wider automotive industry. Turbocharged engines, active suspensions, traction control, anti-locking braking systems (ABS) and, more recently, kinetic energy recovery systems (KERS), are all implemented processes that have proved their worth on the racetrack before becoming mainstream. Technology transfer – from the racetrack to the road – is one of the raisons d’être of Formula 1®.