If Formula 1 comes with new engines in 2025, or 2026, they will run on sustainable fuels. This Tuesday, Formula 1 revealed the first details about the new fuel, with which the sport wants to help the world a bit further.
Motorsport’s premier class has revealed details about the new sustainable fuel it plans to introduce to the sport in the coming years as it gears up for the new engines. In 2030, Formula 1 wants to operate CO2-neutrally and the introduction of sustainable fuel is one of the puzzle pieces that can help with this.
In 2022, next year, Formula 1 will start using ‘E10’ fuel, which will consist of a mix of 90% fossil fuels and 10% ethanol. However, when the new engine regulations planned for 2025 or 2026 are introduced, they want to have developed a new 100% sustainable fuel.
It is assumed that the sustainable fuel will have no effect on the Formula 1 cars, which will continue to be fast. According to Formula 1, there are several discussions going on with different companies about the development of the fuel, which they want to use worldwide.
By 2030, there will be an estimated 1.8 billion cars on the road, of which only about 8% will be electric. Because combustion engines will still play a crucial role, Formula 1 hopes to have a huge positive impact on the world with the development of its new fuel.
Check out the video below, in which Formula 1 briefly explains its goals and motivations.