Red Bull have become the final Formula One team to achieve three-star environmental accreditation from the International Automobile Federation (FIA).
- First motorsport championship to have all teams achieve the FIA’s top environmental standard
- Formula One has also renewed its own three-star accreditation as it pursues net zero carbon emissions by 2030
Context: When AlphaTauri achieved three-star environmental accreditation from motorsport’s global governing body in May, it left sister team Red Bull as the only Formula One outfit to not have achieved the certification.
Comment: Stefano Domenicali, president and chief executive of Formula One, said: “To have our whole championship, as well as many of our partners and promoters, achieve this milestone is a significant moment and one which demonstrates the ongoing commitment from the whole F1 community to change to reach our sustainability goals.
“There is of course a lot of work still to do, but we are committed to hitting our targets, continuing to innovate in a sustainable way, and setting a positive example to the motorsport community and beyond.”
Consequence: One of Formula One’s historic big spenders, it’s interesting that it has taken Red Bull the longest to achieve this accreditation. There is even no mention of Red Bull in the press releases from Formula One and the FIA. Having all the teams onside adds more weight to Formula One’s sustainability push, even if the last team to make a suitable investment into sustainability practices is not only the current dominant force, but also the only team to have breached the series’ budget cap so far.