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Mercedes wants to set example to other teams with impressive figures

Mercedes wants to set example to other teams with impressive figures

23 September - 14:19 Last update: 17:00
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Formula 1 has been working for years to firmly reduce emissions in the motorsport class. However, Mercedes has shown that teams can also do a lot themselves to become more sustainable, the team revealed on the official website.

Indeed, immediately after the winter break, Mercedes conducted a test with 16 trucks to transport materials between Belgium, the Netherlands and Italy. These drove between the countries on biofuel which was expected to provide savings. This proved to be the case, as CO2 emissions were 89 per cent less.

The German formation managed to cover a length of 1380 kilometres on biofuel, while the remaining 20 kilometres were on diesel. In figures, 44,091 kilograms of CEO emissions would have been saved, which Mercedes considers the experiment a success.

Wolff proud of Mercedes' result

"Sustainability is at the heart of our operations," states Wolff. "Trialling the use of biofuels for our land freight is another example of our commitment to embed sustainability in every decision we make and action we take. We aim to be on the cutting edge of change and hope we can make the adoption of sustainable technology possible."

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