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Spotlight on … Formula 1

Posted on Aug 10, 2016 11:26:00 AM

When one thinks of Formula 1 (F1), the image conjured up is of fast, fuel guzzling racing cars and jet-setting, risk-taking playboys, like James Hunt or Lewis Hamilton, but what is often overlooked is the stated goal of Formula 1 to become a leader in developing new green technologies that increases greater fuel efficiency.

As early as 2007, Formula 1 sought to adopt a “green” image, and required that race teams to adopt greener technology — which many say will bring rapid innovation to the technology found in road cars. In fact, the UK government announced this year that over £38m of funding awards across the automotive sector will be designated to support emissions reduction projects, including an innovative initiative to harness Formula 1 technology.

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Topics: Renewable Energy, Green technology, Formula 1, F1

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