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

Confirmed:

  • 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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