The Mercedes Formula One team achieved a 67 per cent emissions reduction during the European leg of this season.
- Fleet of trucks travelled 386,000km using HVO100 biofuel
- 35 per cent of team generator fuel used the same biofuel
- Overall, Mercedes saved 339 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e)
Mercedes announced in May that they were targeting a fully biofueled European season following a successful trial last year that saw freight emissions fall 89 per cent across nine races. The target this year was to achieve reductions over 60 per cent, which has proven to be a success for the Brackley-based outfit.
Toto Wolff, team principal and chief executive of the Mercedes Formula One team, said: “We are a team of innovators and have an ambition to be the world’s most sustainable sports team. Results like this show we are on the right track to achieving that milestone with sustainable fuels central to the team’s strategy to achieve Net Zero. This was a very complex project, and we extend our thanks to our title and technical partner Petronas, and our logistical partners, who have worked so hard to deliver the results of this challenging yet rewarding project.”
This is the latest sustainable development from the Mercedes team, following the news in August that they had reduced air travel emissions by 21 per cent thanks to investment in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). This all forms part of the team’s goal to be Net Zero by 2030, with its most recently published emissions figures on Companies House seeing an 8.19 per cent reduction in tCO2e for 2022.