F1 reveals plans for net-zero carbon footprint and sustainable products

  • Initiative sets two-pronged target over next decade
  • Chase Carey: ‘We hope to make a positive impact’

Formula One has announced ambitious plans to have a net-zero carbon footprint by 2030, and have all grands prix using sustainable products by 2025.

The globe-travelling sport, which next season will feature a record 22 races, and with proposals to have 25 per year at some stage in the next decade, naturally has a significant impact when it comes to carbon emissions. But following a 12-month project, F1 – in conjunction with the governing body, the FIA, the teams, promoters and other stakeholders – is convinced it can deliver on its stated aims over the coming years.

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Jamie Chadwick inspired by Lewis Hamilton in ambition to compete in F1

• Briton is development driver for Williams F1 team
• Chadwick will look to earn qualifying points in W Series

Jamie Chadwick has expressed her admiration for Lewis Hamilton but admitted that her aim of reaching Formula One will be far from easy. The British driver won the inaugural women-only W Series in August and is now a development driver for the Williams F1 team.

The 21-year-old won the W Series with a dominant performance including two wins and three podium places in six races. She will defend her title next year when the series expands to eight races and will award FIA super licence points, which are required to compete in F1.

Related: Lewis Hamilton ‘reminds me very much of Ayrton Senna’, says Gerhard Berger

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Lewis Hamilton ‘reminds me very much of Ayrton Senna’, says Gerhard Berger

• Senna’s former teammate says ‘Lewis is, like Ayrton, complete’
• Berger’s DTM proposes new series to help address climate crisis

Gerhard Berger, the former Formula One driver and a teammate of the late Ayrton Senna, believes Lewis Hamilton is the only driver he has seen who matches the great Brazilian.

Berger, who is the chairman of the German touring car championship DTM, also insisted motor racing now has an obligation to address the climate-change emergency as he announced its new racing-series concept designed to further non-combustion engine technology.

Related: Ambitious Lewis Hamilton sets his sights on seventh F1 world title

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Ambitious Lewis Hamilton sets his sights on seventh world title

• Hamilton: ‘I don’t think there’s a lot that can stop me’
• Seventh title would equal Michael Schumacher’s record

Asked for an insight into the genius of Lewis Hamilton, the six-times Formula One world champion, Toto Wolff opted for pithy rather than profound. “He just drives cars bloody fast,” the Mercedes chief said.

Luckily, Wolff did elaborate. “It’s where talent meets a big push for self-improvement all the time,” he said. “That combination makes him stand out in his generation. He will always say there is room for improvement and I think this is the mentality you need to have.”

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Lewis Hamilton already an all-time great and probably the last of a long line | Richard Williams

Rookie from Stevenage has won a grand prix in every one of his 13 seasons and matured into an F1 champion of substance

Lewis Hamilton is no longer the bright-eyed, fresh-faced prodigy who burst into Formula One at the age of 22. Approaching the middle of his fourth decade, he is a more guarded, reflective man who makes sure every scrap of experience built up over almost 250 grands prix is exploited as, having seen off his contemporaries, he holds a new generation of wonderkids at bay.

At the moment, Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc, Alex Albon and Lando Norris can only stand back and admire the achievements of a driver, once a prodigy like them, who has propelled himself to a position alongside the most revered figures in his sport’s long history.

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'A humbling experience': Lewis Hamilton seals sixth Formula 1 world title – video

Lewis Hamilton wrote his name into the pantheon of Britain’s all-time sporting greats by winning his sixth Formula One world championship in Austin, Texas.

The 34-year-old moved ahead of Juan Manuel Fangio and within striking range of Michael Schumacher’s record collection of seven after he finished second in the United States Grand Prix. “I really like number six, it sounds good. But it hasn’t sunk in just yet. I feel fresh. I feel like I’m ready for another race.”

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Dominant Lewis Hamilton earned his laps of honour in US Grand Prix | Giles Richards

The British driver has been head and shoulders above his rivals all season on the road to his sixth F1 world drivers’ title

Lewis Hamilton warned he was not expecting miracles at the US Grand Prix, where he sought a remarkable sixth Formula One world championship. Divine intervention was of course unnecessary as he duly took the title to stand alone behind only Michael Schumacher as the most successful driver in history. This season has comprehensively proved that Hamilton owes nothing to fortune or chance but rather is a man performing on a level apart from mere mortals.

Hamilton would have dearly like to have sealed his sixth title with a win. Second place proved more than enough and was, appropriately, a fiercely determined drive at the Circuit of the Americas that summed up why the championship was now his and absolutely deservedly so.

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Six-times world champion Lewis Hamilton is the best driver I have seen | Johnny Herbert

Hamilton’s extraordinary feat is built on daunting consistency and he will now want to beat Michael Schumacher’s record

A sixth world championship is an extraordinary achievement by any standard but in reaching it Lewis Hamilton has indisputably proved he is the best driver I have ever seen. People speak about the greats but the way Lewis has gone about racing I believe makes him the greatest. I am in awe of what I see, even as an ex-racing driver.

From everything I know from the history of F1, from competing and watching racing, from Juan Manuel Fangio through Jimmy Clark and Graham Hill and Jackie Stewart, Niki Lauda, Nelson Piquet, Nigel Mansell, Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Michael Schumacher and all the other guys in between, I think Lewis is the best.

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F1 US Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton goes for the drivers' title – live!

6.39pm GMT

“Hi from turn 4,” chirps Kevin, by email, “Surrounded here by fans from all over the world. Lots of cowboy boots in attendance too. I came from relatively nearby Boston. Looking fwd to a great race. Conditions are …. perfect.” Yes, it looks a scorcher.

6.25pm GMT

It’s a sell-out at the Circuit of the Americas, despite the fixture clash with the Nascar weekend up the road at the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Whether the additional carrot of live pop in the evening from Imagine Dragons and Pink is a moot point, but there should be enough glamour on the track anyhow. Get the party started.

6.18pm GMT

And those driver championship standings:

1 Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) Mercedes GP 363pts

6.10pm GMT

How they line up on the grid:

1 Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Mercedes 2 Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Ferrari 3 Max Verstappen (Ned) Red Bull 4 Charles Leclerc (Mon) Ferrari 5 Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) Mercedes 6 Alexander Albon (Tha) Red Bull 7 Carlos Sainz (Spa) McLaren 8 Lando Norris (Gbr) McLaren 9 Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) Renault 10 Pierre Gasly (Fra) Scuderia Toro Rosso

6.04pm GMT

Evening/afternoon everyone. In some respects this race feels like the equivalent of turning up on the final day of a series-deciding Test match, with the batting side 63 for 1 and needing only another 35 for victory. You know who’s going to win, and probably how, but the the formalities, the celebrations and the sense of history still lure you through the gates.

And it’s quite the achievement Lewis Hamilton is on the cusp of: a sixth F1 world championship, which would put him second on the all-time list behind only Michael Schumacher, and a fifth in six years. His domination of this decade has been emphatic, backed by a champion team, and blessed by his adaptability, resilience and sheer talent.

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