The world of Formula 1 has repeatedly indicated that it wants to gradually introduce new technological solutions in order to achieve high standards of sustainability by 2030, with the aim of creating a lower environmental impact. In addition to the appeal by various drivers to raise awareness on this issue, the latest example is attributable to the official status, by F1, of the project Net Carbon Zero: this, destined to make its debut in 2030, focuses in fact on the research and realization of a 100% sustainable fuel, therefore aimed at greater protection and safeguarding of the environment and climate.
The Circus, however, is not the only reality that is committed to the research and realization of these noble purposes. Several teams, in fact, are already working to ensure that the top car championship can be the example and precursor of a world constantly marked by increasingly eco-friendly solutions. Among the most committed teams in this regard there is above all the Williams. The British manufacturer, founded by Sir Frank Williams in 1977 and winner of nine constructors’ titles, is in fact based on five pillars that will allow it to become one of the most environmentally conscious companies in the entire Formula 1 panorama, even here by 2030.
The Grove team is in fact focusing, first of all, on the chapter Climate Action, which includes a strategy aimed at reducing the emission of fossil fuels in its headquarters, while at the same time decreasing the waste of water and the accumulation of waste to create its own renewable energy. In addition to that, Williams has provided the second point Biodiversity Stewardship, that is the strategy and the study concerning the methods that the team will be able to implement to protect and preserve the biodiversity within the 60 acres of Grove and the nearby Letcombe Brook, one of the 240 spring waterways present on the planet.
As a third point of their project, the team imposed the Sustainable Innovation, which aims to promote sustainable and innovative solutions inside and outside F1. Among these is the complete evaluation and management of the racing car life cycle and the implementation of circular economy strategies within the team, to be actively involved in projects to create technologies for carbon capture. The fourth research focuses onIndustry Access for All, dedicated to greater accessibility of motorsport through the establishment of academic programs, schools and sporting events that can encourage the entry of a greater number of human resources. Finally, Williams wants to establish itself as a sustainability leader in the automotive landscape with the implementation of the program Purpose Driven Leadership.