The objective, in addition to reducing emissions, is to facilitate the work of logistics personnel.
Liberty Media wants to create more race groups in Asia and the Americas, as it already does in Europe
Formula 1 is considering a regional calendar in future seasons with the idea of reducing travel emissions with a view to eliminating its carbon footprint by 2030. With more races than ever in the coming year and sometimes quite a bit of travel, Liberty Media seems to be avoiding longer trips. They have already started talks with the promoters of the events.
Formula 1 will have the longest season in its history in 2023, with 23 races – 24 if the Chinese Grand Prix is replaced. Next year’s calendar has given a lot to talk about from a logistical point of view, especially with the Azerbaijan-Miami duels in the spring and Las Vegas-Abu Dhabi at the end of the season.
These two transoceanic flights in consecutive weeks are very complex to manage logistically and will undoubtedly complicate Formula 1’s target of zeroing its carbon footprint over the next decade. As a result, they think of a more regional calendars for future seasons.
With agreements to start the season in Bahrain or Australia and end in Abu Dhabi, Liberty Media is bound to have at least two separate tours in Asia. Also, you have to remember the three different races that exist in the United States are not grouped together.
The idea of Formula 1 is to try to put some of these calendar appointments together in consecutive blocks to avoid large displacements and transoceanic flights, all very challenging for logistics personnel. the purpose is replicate the european conceptWith very short tours this year like Spain-Monaco or Belgium-Netherlands.
Liberty Media has already contacted promoters to discuss this regional calendar which will facilitate the work, as reported by Dutch outlet Racingnews2018.
Formula 1 has informed about the various actions being taken to comply with the carbon footprint target in 2030, which includes this calendar by region, as well as maximizing empty space in transport containers or the implementation of television broadcasting, both to reduce fuel use.
Similarly, full use of biofuels is being worked out in Formula 1 from 2026 and 55% in Formula 2 and as early as 2023 in Formula 2. In addition to activities such as the promotion of public transport among fans at Grand Prix, increased use of renewable energy or reduced use of plastics.
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