Stefano Domenicali comments on prospect of Formula 1 going all-electric

Formula One is attempting to become as sustainable as possible with a number of changes.

Formula 1 is a sport which has come under fire for its impact on the environment in recent years, mainly due to the amount of fossil fuel that is used over the course of a race weekend.

At the moment, F1 cars run on E10 fuel, which is made of 90 percent fossil fuels and 10 percent ethanol and while it is manufactured to a high standard, it is still very unsustainable.

When the engine regulations undergo a major change ahead of the 2026 season, all the cars will become powered by 11 percent sustainable synthetic fuels according to the sport’s officials.

This changes has enticed car manufacturing giants such as Audi, Ford and General Motors to express their interest in getting involved in F1, with Audi and Ford already confirmed to be a part of the sport as of 2026.

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F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali has however claimed that Formula 1 will “never go electric,” despite the sport’s desire to produce net-zero emissions before the end of the current decade.

Formula E is currently leading the way in terms of electric powered motorsport, with the champions attracting many high-profile drivers of the years such as current F1 driver Nyck de Vries.

The open-wheel electric car series was started in 2014 and continues to grow year after year, showing that electric racing can be a success.

Formula 1 is not the only racing series that is on the hunt to become more sustainable, with both IndyCar and the Australian V8 Supercar championship switching to a more environmentally friendly fuel mix in recent reasons.

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The way that the cars are powered is not the only part of F1 that is subject to change as part of the sport’s mission to become sustainable, with tyre blankets also set to be banned in the near future.

The ban on these electric tyre warmers will see less fuel burned as drivers have to be more cautious on colder tyres, as well as the obvious environmental benefits of not having hundreds of these electric devices in the paddock.

With F1 making all of these changes within the next few years, the sport is on track to achieve its goals by the end of the current decade.