We’ve managed to remove just under 3,000kg from our air freight, and reuseable drinks bottles have been distributed to all employees, both trackside to support Formula One’s ban on single use drinks bottles, and at our factory.
Single-use plastic has largely been removed from our factory canteen and trackside hospitality areas, with the exception of a few areas where it has had to be reinstated due to COVID safety measures; we plan to remove them again later this year when restrictions are lifted.
Alongside those sustainability projects, our F1 Power Unit continues to be a development laboratory for hybrid technology – which is trickling down to the road car industry more and more.
For example, an electric exhaust gas turbocharger has been developed for use in Mercedes-AMG high-performance cars and uses know-how and tech from F1’s ERS and MGU-H systems.
We’ve made some good progress over the past 12 months, but there’s still a long way to go on our journey to become a more sustainable team and sport. We’ll keep you updated on our progress.