Formula 2 & 3 partners with Saudi Aramco to adopt 100% sustainable fuel by 2023

By Arya M Nair, Intern Reporter
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Formula Motorsport Limited (FML) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Formula 1 Global Partner, Saudi Aramco, to introduce the use of sustainable fuels in both championships from 2023.

It demonstrates how the FIA Formula 2 and Formula 3 Championships are pioneers in this important area of development, while continuing to bring the FIA Formula One World Champions of the future through the single-seater pyramid.

The agreement 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 fully sustainable fuels, alongside the next generation hybrid power units.

Ahmad Al Sa’adi
Ahmad Al Sa’adi
Senior VP
Technical Services
Aramco

“Aramco is leveraging its unique scale, global network, and technological expertise to help deliver low-carbon transport solutions. We believe strongly in the power of partnerships and, through our collaboration with F2 and F3, we aim to demonstrate the significant potential of liquid synthetic fuels. We are exploring practical solutions that can enable the decarbonization of the transport sector, from low-carbon fuels and more efficient engines to cutting-edge materials and carbon capture technology. By teaming up with F2 and F3 on this journey, we hope to make a positive impact by enabling emissions reduction in motorsport and, ultimately, the broader transportation sector.”

The motor sport continues through these innovations not only to promote, but also to be at the forefront of the creation of the multiple technologies that will play a critical role in the future of the entire transportation industry. 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.

Mr. Mohammed Ben Sulayem, FIA President, said that “Sustainability is at the top of the global motorsport 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. Our sport is developing and evolving rapidly and it will continue to lead the way, pioneering the technologies, including sustainable fuels, that will be crucial to tackling climate change. We are a key part of the solution to the problems we are facing worldwide.”

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