Could F1 move to a future beyond carbon fibre? – Motorsport.com

When Formula 1 announced, in late 2019, its bold ambitions to become carbon net-zero by 2030, the focus was largely on fuels for the race cars. While only representing around 0.7% of the approximately 250,000 tons CO2 equivalent carbon footprint of the championship, the multiplier effect of such technology is enormous.
A much larger proportion of the total footprint lies in transport of both people and equipment around the globe, and this too is high on the agenda – with F1 engaging with the aircraft industry and academia on sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). Many people point out, however, that the cars themselves are built using a large amount of carbon fibre, and ask what effect that has on Formula 1’s carbon neutral ambitions and whether alternatives are being looked at.
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