In a bid to become more eco-friendly, Formula 2 & Formula 3 announced that they will be using 55% sustainable fuel from 2023 onwards.
Today, Formula Motorsport Limited (FML) signed a contract with Aramco to introduce sustainable fuels to both the FIA Formula 3 and Formula 2 Championships. The decision came after the FIA announced that Formula 1 will become net zero carbon by 2030.
In 2023, we'll be the first to use sustainable fuel alongside @formula2!
— Formula 3 (@FIAFormula3) September 2, 2022
From 2023 to 2026 both series will use a 55% sustainable fuel blend. From 2026 onwards, a 100% sustainable fuel will be used.
Mohammed Ben Sulayem, the FIA president released this statement:
“Sustainability is at the top of the global motor sport agenda, and it is vital to see this work not only going on in Formula 1, but also in Formula 2, Formula 3 and throughout the entire ecosystem. Our sport is developing and evolving rapidly and it will continue to lead the way, pioneering the technologies, including sustainable fuels, that will be crucial to tackle climate change. “We are a key part of the solution to the problems we are facing worldwide, and the partnership is going to bring huge benefits to the sport and to the wider industry.”
Bruno Michel, the CEO of Formula 3 & Formula 2 added:
“Sustainability is a top priority in today’s world, and we have been working on making our sport more sustainable for some time now. The goal to switch to synthetic fuel can only be achieved through the partnership with a company of the scale of Aramco, which is determined to produce advanced sustainable fuel in the near future.
“It’s easier to implement such a significant change in F2 and in F3, as they are single-make categories with single suppliers. We’re very happy to undertake an innovation role – as we did last season with the introduction of the 18-inch tires now used in F1 – and take the first steps towards synthetic sustainable fuel.”
The 2026 movement will also coincide with the Formula 1 2026 season which will introduce the next generation hybrid era.