Posted on November 7, 2012

McLaren has maintained its pre-eminent status among the Formula 1 grid for its environmental consciousness by retaining the Carbon Trust Standard it was first awarded two years ago. The Woking-based oufit has taken a lead in F1 in recent years in improving its carbon efficiency and originally earned the certificate in December 2010 after three years of assessment and management aimed at reducing its carbon footprint. This week the body recertified the McLaren Group following two further years of progress which has seen a relative reduction in its carbon footprint by 9% despite the expansion of its Woking base. This More…

Posted on July 4, 2012

Formula 1 will move into a more environmentally-friendly era when the next generation engine formula is introduced in two years’ time and amid on-going attempts by teams to improve their own sustainability and efficiency Lotus has unveiled its new solar-powered simulator building. The construction of the new state-of-the-art race facility adjacent to the main building at its Enstone base, which has been fully operational for the past few months and was revealed to the media this week, has been used as a platform to further reduce the team’s dependency on traditional energy sources, which has been ongoing since the Genii More…

Posted on May 22, 2012

McLaren’s work in implementing green technology at the team’s Woking factory has earned it an Edison Award, which celebrate “innovation and excellence as well as “groundbreaking scientific achievement”. The Edison awards are named after the great American inventor Thomas Edison, who founded invented the light bulb, the record player and many other things as well as founding GE. McLaren has taken a lead in Formula 1 in recent years on improving its carbon efficiency and environmental awareness and having already earned the Carbon Trust Standard over a three-year assessment, achieved annual savings of over 1500 tonnes of CO2 emmissons and More…

Posted on July 3, 2010

Formula 1 is set to change dramatically in three years time with a new engine formula up or grabs and this formed the basis of one of the discussions at the recent FOTA Fans’ Forum, powered by Santander. Talks are ongoing between the teams and the FIA about what kind of engines the sport will adopt, but it seems likely that it will be low capacity turbocharged engines. The sport can embrace the opportunity of a new engine formula in 2013 to produce a new generation of far more fuel efficient engines, which will benefit the motor industry and society More…

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