Suderia AlphaTauri targets to reach zero carbon emissions by 2030 and wishes to be seen as an example of environmental sustainability worldwide, by contributing to the acceleration of technologies that will decarbonise the planet.
The decade that began in 2020 will see an epochal change in the relationship between Formula 1 and the environment. It follows the path set out in the FIA Environmental Strategy 2020 to 2030, which itself is included in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The common goal of the FIA, Formula 1, ourselves and all other teams is set out in Countdown to Zero by 2030. It involves a systematic reduction of CO2 emissions from everything relating to the production of racing cars in the factories, on track activity, logistics, travel and racing.
Various targets have been set to reach a net zero carbon footprint from factory to flag, which means that the entire Formula 1 operation should reach zero carbon emissions by 2030. Formula 1 wishes to be seen as an example of environmental sustainability worldwide, by contributing to the acceleration of technologies that will decarbonise the planet.
Scuderia AlphaTauri intends to reach net zero emissions by 2030,, implementing workable carbon sequestration programmes.
In the factory and in its hospitality unit, the team is committed to achieving a complete ecological by using renewable energy, reducing CO2 emissions and minimising waste in all areas including water and food.
While Formula 1 cars continue to be the most powerful and efficient cars in the world, the sport uses sustainable fuel and using hybrid technology for the power unit. Formula 1 thus remains in the vanguard of efficiency in the automotive sector.
When it comes to travelling, the team will continue to be as logistically efficient as is feasible, moving its equipment as efficiently as possible, using means of transport with the lowest possible impact on the environment.
Reaching net zero emissions by 2030 involves constant and gradual reduction of carbon emissions, while at the same time obtaining carbon credits to offset the emissions into the atmosphere that cannot be completely eliminated. It is a strategy with well-defined targets which will be monitored on a yearly basis.
Scuderia AlphaTauri sees its carbon footprint from 2019 as the starting point of its sustainability pogramme. An in-house assessment, carried out in conjunction with a specialist firm concluded that the Faenza-based team produced around 15,000 tons of CO2 in 2019. The majority of these emissions, 70%, comes from activity within the team’s factory, therefore this is the area on which Red Bull’s junior team is focusing the most.
Two main initiatives are being adopted: the use of green electrical energy, generated from 100% renewable sources, and shortly, the use of a heating system using energy from wine production and local garden waste. This last initiative will be up and running this autumn through a partnership with the Caviro Group, an Italian leader in the wine sector, with a biomass thermo-electric power plant just a few hundred metres from the team’s factory in Faenza, the connection made through a dedicated pipeline.