Formula Motorsport Partners with Aramco to Introduce Low-Carbon Fuels
Formula Motorsport Limited (FML) has signed a MoU with Aramco, to introduce the use of sustainable fuels in both championships from 2023.
The agreement is subject to FIA World Motor Sport Council approval. It will form part of the wider sustainability strategy announced by the FIA and Formula 1, which will see the sport become net zero carbon by 2030.
By 2026, all FIA Championships will be required, by regulation, to power their cars with 100% sustainable fuels. A key milestone in the journey will be the introduction of a 100% sustainable fuel from the 2026 F1 season, alongside the next generation hybrid power units.
Aramco is working on the development of sustainable fuels as a “drop-in” technology, meaning they could be rolled out to the world’s existing automotive fleet - helping to reduce global transport emissions.
FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem said: "Sustainability is at the top of the global motor sport agenda, and it is vital to see this work not only going on in Formula 1, but also in Formula 2, Formula 3 and throughout the entire ecosystem."
While Senior Vice President of Technical Services, Aramco, Ahmad Al Sa’adi, commented: "Our ambition is to achieve net-zero Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions across our wholly-owned operated assets by 2050.
"Moreover, we recognize the need to work closely with our suppliers and customers to reduce emissions along the entire value chain of our products."