Sustainability Tag

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor It emerged over the weekend that those in attendance at last Friday’s meeting of FIA officials and auto manufacturers agreed to abandon F1’s 1.6 liter hybrid power units in 2021 for a simpler engine formula. It effectively granted FIA President Jean Todt’s long held wish to ditch the complex and impressive current engines for an undetermined formula set to fulfill the unlikely wishlist of cheaper, louder, and more powerful. Louder is one thing, that would be met with resounding enthusiasm from most in the sport, especiallyRead More
Though it’s not widely known, NASCAR is one of the greenest sports today. Through its NASCAR Green initiative the sport has planted thousands of trees and helped install solar power at Daytona, Indy, Michigan, Pocono and Sonoma as well as for teams Roush Fenway Racing and Kyle Busch Motorsports. Today it has taken yet another step forward towards sustainability in announcing SunEdison, the world’s largest renewable energy development company as the sport’s official solar energy partner. Garnering praise all the way from the White House, the new partnership is onRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor As we move forward into the 21st century the threat of climate change and the reduction of resources have combined to make the world of motor racing greener and more inventive than ever. Series all around the world are turning to hybrid and electric technology, they have entire departments focused on sustainability, renewable energy and the purchasing of carbon offsets. We hear about this more and more in the media, but we do not often hear about the racing circuits themselves. As major sporting destinations, theRead More