Greta Thunberg will be likely to have effects in the manner teams, suppliers an organizer conceived the championship’s calendar, circuits’ facilities and cars’ emissions.
The objective has been set: zero net carbon footprint by 2030. Ross Brawn and one of his teams are already evaluating the manoeuvres to achieve such goal.
We are looking at transportation and all the equipment that we use
– debuted the former 2009 World Champion team principal at Autosport -
So my guys at the moment are looking at all the alternative forms of transport, and train is actually a very efficient way of moving stuff around.
The magazine also points out the calendar distribution of races: it doesn’t make ecologic sense doing over 3,000 kms for Spielberg-Silverstone-Budapest trip compared to the only 400 covering Austria to Hungary.
Sea freight is also a very efficient way of moving things around in terms of the impact it has, so we're looking at all the logistics and see how we can minimise our impact.
Nowadays a fleet of more than 300 trucks within Pirelli, manufacturers, TV compound and FIA moves around Europe for 9 weekends a year.
Then there is motorhomes - we all go to a grand prix and for nine races of the year we have motorhomes carted around by a large fleet of trucks that give the teams the facilities they need. For the other 15 races, they are quite happy to use whatever's there when they turn up on Thursday. We go to overseas races for example, we got to Baku, and you have a nice set of prefabs all laid out for you. Nobody complains, and it is all workable.
Then we go to Monza and we have our gin palaces with all the trucks that are needed to transport them. So in the future, we want to move to a motorhome or hospitality facility which could be put up with far less impact in terms of logistics and transportation than we have now.