Silverstone to become ‘smart sustainable venue’ with Santander partnership

Bank to supply home of British motorsport with fleet of zero or low emission vehicles.

Silverstone to become ‘smart sustainable venue’ with Santander partnership

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Silverstone Circuit has signed a sustainability-focused partnership with US-headquartered bank Santander.


  • Bank will supply fleet of zero or low emission vehicles through Santander Consumer Finance
  • The new fleet will be used for on-site mobility, event operations and on-track safety and rescue requirements
  • Santander Cycles scheme will also be rolled out at the track, with e-bikes available to employees

Context: In the latest Sustainable Circuits Index (SCI) released by Enovation Consulting last year, Silverstone received a ‘medium-low SCI score’, trailing fellow Formula One hosts like Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain and Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. This represents a step in the right direction for a circuit that needs to make strides to keep up with Formula One’s well-publicised sustainability goals.

Comment: Stuart Pringle, managing director of Silverstone, said: “As the home of British motorsport we have a responsibility to lead the way with smarter and cleaner methods of working and sustainability is now at the heart of all we do at Silverstone. I am delighted to be partnering with Santander as we continue on our Shift to Zero and introduce these initiatives to help us on our journey.”

Coming next: The partnership comes ahead of the Formula One British Grand Prix on 9th July, before MotoGP visits the circuit on 6th August.

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