Although fans generally shudder when they see the S-word connected with Formula 1, they're going to have to get used to it. Motor racing's highest echelon is predicated on pitting the drivers of the fastest and most advanced motor cars against one another on a global stage, but it's also a business.
And businesses increasingly need to demonstrate social and environmental responsibility. Corporate sponsors and investors no longer wish to be associated with profligacy and the plundering of the earth's resources.
Squaring sustainability with F1's competitive essence is a huge challenge, and one to which the stakeholders are rising. F1 recently published an update on its mission to become net carbon zero by 2030, a target first announced in November 2019. While much of the document was devoted to reiterating the key points of the plan, there was evidence of progress despite the disruption wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic.