Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team Targets 100% Biofuel Logistics For 2024 European Season

Das Mercedes Amg Petronas F1 Team Strebt Für Die Europa Saison 2024 Eine Logistik Mit 100% Biokraftstoffen An
Das Mercedes Amg Petronas F1 Team Strebt Für Die Europa Saison 2024 Eine Logistik Mit 100% Biokraftstoffen An

Working together with PETRONAS and their logistics partners, the team is extending the use of HVO100 biofuel as part of its ambition to achieve a fully biofueled European season. This initiative is a step towards their commitment to be Net Zero for the race team-controlled emissions by 2030. They are taking bold actions to address their largest sources of emissions, recognizing that sustainable fuels are key to reducing their impact both at the track and on the road.

In collaboration with their Title and Technical Partner PETRONAS, the team plans to build on the 67% emissions savings achieved in the 2023 European season by extending the use of biofuels across the generators that power their trackside hospitality and engineering units. The team’s motorhome will be powered exclusively on HVO100, a second-generation biofuel, at all this year’s European races, delivering a significant uplift on last season’s savings.

The fleet of Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks will also refuel with HVO100 during the European season. Each truck, transporting the motorhome and race bases, covers between 9,000 to 10,000 km, achieving an estimated 90% of CO2e savings for every kilometre driven compared to the use of traditional diesel.

Carbon emissions savings will be published at the end of the season, once data from all nine European races have been collected and analyzed.

Toto Wolff, Team Principal and CEO – Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team

“Sustainable fuels powering our European season logistics are a key part of our transition plans helping the team and our sport move towards a Net Zero future. We have increased our investment to deliver further efficiencies with the projected emissions reductions reflecting the combined efforts of the team, PETRONAS and our logistics partners. Fuel innovation sits at the heart of the changes coming to our sport in 2026 and I am proud to lead a team so committed to driving sustainable change.”

Alice Ashpitel, Head of Sustainability – Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team

“We aim to be as sustainable as we can in every area of our operations, looking for efficiencies in every aspect of our performance, including the ways we transport the team’s freight and how we power our operations on track.

“With the ambition of a fully biofueled season in line with our Net Zero commitments, we continue to use data to drive our learning which has enabled us to increase our savings year on year and modify our operations as we learn more about supply and infrastructure variations across the continent and multiple geographies in play.”

Datuk Sazali Hamzah, EVP and Chief Executive Officer of PETRONAS Downstream

“In addition to working on delivering sustainable fuel for the Formula One cars by 2026, we continue to progress in our efforts to reduce carbon footprint within other parts of the motorsport ecosystem, including travel and logistics. Though these segments of the industry may not be visible to the fans, they demand concerted efforts in reducing emissions.”

“Building on last year’s achievements, we are now expanding the use of HVO100, which represents one of the most feasible solutions and many collaborative efforts to come in powering motorsport closer towards Net Zero whilst showcasing the potential of biofuels to the world’s transportation sector.”

Beyond work to lessen the impact of road-based freight logistics, the Mercedes team has also led investment into Sustainable Aviation Fuel. In 2022, they were the first team to invest in SAF helping increase their emissions savings related to the air travel of their race team personnel.

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