Earlier today, FIA officials confirmed that the #WeRaceAsOne initiative will continue through the 2021 season utilising the sport’s large audience to address ongoing issues of equality in the sport and across the globe.
Here’s a breakdown of the expansive projects coming into play, growing on the successful 2020 initiative to bring awareness to inequalities both in the sport and around the world.
This new commitment will see Formula 1, the FIA, and the Teams primarily focus on nine key areas:
- Creating a clear path towards sustainably fuelled hybrid engines
- Reducing the amount of single-use plastic bottles and cutlery and food waste in the pit and paddock
- Rolling out internships and apprenticeships within Formula 1 for under-represented groups to provide access to a promising career in the sport
- Funding scholarships for talented engineering students from diverse and underprivileged backgrounds with work experience opportunities at F1 and the Teams during their studies
- Growing F1 in Schools – already the world’s leading school-age STEM education challenge
- Working with promoters around the world to establish and deliver programmes that leave a positive and lasting community impact
- Helping to grow awareness and support for the W Series and the talented young female drivers coming through the ranks
- Moving towards new freight methods through adapting containers for use on modern aircraft and other modes of transport
- Continuing to develop remote operations capabilities where action to date has already eliminated c.70 tonnes of freight being taken to each race
Speaking about this year’s approach, Stefano Domenicali, President, and CEO, Formula 1, said:
“Our WeRaceAsOne platform was very effective at raising the awareness of socially important issues and our steadfast commitment to making a positive change. We are very proud of it and the teams have embraced it fully.
“While our commitment through words to tackling issues like sustainability and diversity in our sport are important, it is our actions that we will be judged on.
“We have already made good progress on our sustainability plans and you will see strong actions being executed this year across all three of our WRAO pillars.
“We know we must continue to move forward on these issues and the whole sport is united in doing this in the months and years ahead.”
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