Mercedes have officially announced that they will be investing into sustainable aviation (SAF), contributing to their commitment to reach Net Zero by 2030.
The sustainable aviation fuels will help Mercedes to achieve a new 50% reduction in the team’s air travel footprint for their race personnel, with flights currently accounting for over a quarter of themes projected carbon footprint.
The teams purchase comes after the Formula 1 cost cap, covering 3 scope emissions which are those resulting from business travel amongst many other things.
Mercedes announcement is also inline with the Formula 1 reaffirming their dedication to become NetZero by 2030 which will be aided by the use of 100% sustainable fuels which are set to be introduced in 2026.
Team Principal Toto Wolff said: “Sustainable Aviation Fuel has the potential to transform the way we travel and the impact that we have on the environment.
“This is a topic that I think about a great deal personally as well as professionally. I fly a lot; the team flies a lot. If we must fly, then we need to find a better way to do so and SAF is the best solution available to the aviation industry right now. We aim to be on the cutting edge of change, using our global motorsport platform as a model for a more sustainable and diversified future.”