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FIA And Formula E Delivered A Sustainability Message At COP26

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The FIA and numerous Formula E stakeholders discussed sustainability for motorsport today in Scotland.

Formula E  highlighted their move to adopt sustainable practices and electric vehicle innovation at the COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow.

Graham Stoker, the FIA Deputy President for Sport stated where Formula E stands and the strive to make a positive contribution.

As the governing body of motorsport, we are immensely proud of the impact that Formula E has had in a very short space of time. This has been possible through the collective efforts of the FIA and our partners at Formula E to bring about change for better by embracing electric technologies which can have a positive impact on people’s everyday lives.” – Graham Stoker

The FIA has sustainability goals under the FIA Environmental Strategy 2020-2030. Formula E is driving the PurposeDriven initiative that includes community engagement, diversity and inclusion, and a responsible approach to the environment.

Jamie Reigle, the CEO of Formula E expressed what an influential role the sport can play with technological developments to improve everyday interactions.

“Formula E serves as an innovative platform to showcase concrete solutions to live sustainable lifestyles. ISO 20121 re-certification is the latest affirmation of Formula E’s commitment to leading the global sports industry in making a positive impact on the lives of sports fans today and into the future.” – Jamie Reigle

Also, Lucas Di Grassi, Brazilian Formula E champion with 12 wins, 36 podiums, 3 poles, and 8 fastest laps has been an adamant advocate for sustainability.

“Creating a platform to push electric technologies forward is something that the FIA has done very well. Formula E has already inspired people to buy electric vehicles and encourage manufacturers to expand electric technology development. For Formula E to have a presence here at COP26 is important because we are all looking towards net zero carbon mobility in the future and motorsport can play a key role in this.” – Lucas Di Grassi

The FIA Formula E World Championship pre-season will start during the week of 29 November to 02 December at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia. The track’s length is 3.376 km with 15 turns. British Formula E driver, Alexander Sims holds the race lap record with a time of 1:30:081. Get ready for Spain!

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