Why sustainability is being mandated by F1
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Why sustainability is being mandated by F1

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Continuing to be socially acceptable as public views shift globally is vitally important to the future of motor racing, says PAT SYMONDS - especially in Formula 1, the championship that represents the technological peak

While the main focus of the press release that was issued following the February F1 Commission meeting focused on the still-fluid 2021 calendar and the first outlines of the 2025 power unit and chassis, an innocuous and yet extremely significant statement was also made about sustainability.

At this meeting, the FIA announced that both Formula 1 as an organisation and the McLaren and Mercedes F1 teams, as well as three circuits: (Paul Ricard, Barcelona and Mugello), had achieved three-star environmental accreditation to FIA standards. This is the highest level of environmental accreditation in motorsport and it follows the guidelines of both ISO 14001 and EMAS, the EU eco-management and audit scheme.

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