As the world moves towards sustainable energy sources, motorsports are also making significant strides in adopting eco-friendly practices. With the introduction of electric racing series like Extreme E and Formula E, the future of sustainable racing is becoming a reality.
Extreme E: A New Era of Off-Road Racing
Extreme E is an off-road electric vehicle race series that aims to prove that racing can be low-footprint while delivering messages to inspire change. The championship has already taken its high-profile race teams and cars to Senegal, Saudia Arabia, the Atacama Desert, and Greenland. The next race will take place in Glenmuckloch, a disused opencast coal mine in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, which is being developed for a new future as a pump-hydro storage facility. The site was chosen because it tells a story of a journey from fossil fuels to renewables and provides a thrilling, desolate backdrop.
Extreme E race in action
Formula E: Accelerating the Adoption of Electric Vehicles Formula E, developed over a decade ago, is another electric racing series aimed at bringing “e-mobility” to city centers and accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles. The Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) plans to use 100% carbon-neutral fuel in every series it presides over by 2026, with F2 and F3 using the first sustainable fuel from 2023 on the journey to use 100% sustainable fuel by 2026 and become net zero carbon by 2030.
Sebastian Vettel: Advocating for Alternative Fuels
Four-time Formula 1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel is an advocate for alternative fuels in the motorsport industry. He will star at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2023, showcasing multiple cars from his own collection, including Nigel Mansell’s championship-winning Williams FW14B and Ayrton Senna’s McLaren MP4/8 from 1993. Vettel will also discuss his work advocating for alternative fuels in the motorsport industry and look forward to the future of racing.
Porsche’s Success in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship
Porsche leads the drivers’ and team standings of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. António Félix da Costa and Pascal Wehrlein earned critical points towards the championship at the Formula E outing in Berlin. After eight of 16 races, Pascal Wehrlein still leads the drivers’ championship of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. The TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team retains its lead in the teams classification with 168 points ahead of Envision Racing (153). The next race for the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team is the Monaco E-Prix on 6 May.