Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 team working to deliver fully biofueled European season

May 24, 2023 |

In the UK, the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team, PETRONAS and logistics partners are working together to deliver the aspiration of a fully biofueled European season following a successful trial in 2022 which saw an 89% reduction in CO2 freight emissions.

New sustainability exclusions in the Financial Regulations of the sport were approved at the most recent F1 Commission, enabled by constructive cooperation between the FIA, Formula One and the ten teams. They have unlocked opportunities for innovation in sustainability that were previously in conflict with on-track performance.

Over nine races across Europe, the fleet of Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks, which transport all the freight required for each race, will refuel with HVO100. From their departure points in the UK and Germany to arriving in Imola and then travelling through Europe, each truck will cover between 9,000 to 10,000 kms, which we aim to be fully powered by HVO100, reducing the emissions for each kilometer covered by 89%. 

This is a significant undertaking, with several known challenges to be overcome connected to supply in certain geographies. That’s why the team is announcing its ambition of achieving over 60% emissions reduction and 200 metric tons of CO2 saved at this stage, with full analysis on the final carbon emissions savings and the success of the project to be published at the end of the season.

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