With his T-shirt and helmet campaigns, Sebastian Vettel (34) repeatedly draws attention to environmental and human rights issues. For example, last weekend in Canada on the local and controversial exploitation of the oil sands.
But how dirty is his work? the Formula 1in which he pilots his 16th season?
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Sebastian Vettel before the race in CanadaPhoto: CLIVE MASON/AFP
► According to its own statements, Formula 1 emits a good 256,000 tonnes of CO2 in one year. By way of comparison: each German citizen produces an average of 11.2 tonnes per year (source: Federal Environment Agency). Includes for example the purchase of goods.
surprise: Only 0.7% of emissions in a Formula 1 season are caused by cars on the track. Hybrid engines are relatively efficient. Since this year, E10 (ie 10% fuel from renewable resources) has been used. By 2026, there will be a full shift to regenerative fuels. And then there are the new engines.
The main cause of CO2 emissions in Formula 1 is logistics (45%). Team cargo is transported and shipped around the world. 27.7% can be attributed to team employees who travel.
Formula 1 has set itself the goal of becoming completely zero emissions by 2030, including through alternative fuels in logistics.
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Much of the Formula 1 freight is transported by air. DHL is the logistics partner of the seriesPhoto: DHL