Using data provided by the US Environmental Protection Agency to put those 256,551 tons of CO2 into context, that’s the greenhouse gas equivalent of 55,795 passenger vehicles being driven for one year. F1 said that since launching its climate strategy in November 2019 it has made “great headway in reducing the volume of equipment we send to races.” Last year, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, F1 accelerated a two-year plan to deliver remote broadcast operations, condensing it into just eight weeks. By moving more technical equipment back to the UK, the amount of traveling staff sent to races was reduced by 36%, and freight sent to races was reduced by 34%. F1 said this saved 70 tons of freight being taken to every event, which across last season’s 17-race season equated to 1,190 tons of freight not being shipped. This season, with 22 races back on the schedule, it was expected that similar if not more reductions were made. Formula 1 said it was also investing in plans to upgrade its shipping containers, allowing it to transition from an older fleet of 747 airplanes to more fuel-efficient 777s. The move would also offer more flexibility in choosing lower-impact modes of transport such as rail, road and sea freight.