Motorsport’s world governing body, the FIA, has selected Siemens Digital Industries Software as a key partner to help improve sustainability in F1 and other racing championships. This means that the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio is the specified tool to be used by F1 teams – and the FIA - in the design and development of greener racing cars with reduced energy consumption and emissions.
“Innovation and sustainability being two of the most important guiding principles of the FIA, we are delighted to welcome Siemens as an official supplier and to adopt their sustainable software solutions in our work in Formula 1 and other motorsport activities. Innovative collaborations like this underline our commitment to becoming carbon-free by 2030,” said FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem.
Cedrik Neike, Siemens Board Member and CEO of Digital Industries, added: “Motorsport and sustainability sound like a contradiction, but [sustainable motorsport]can be done using the right technologies. If motorsport achieves carbon neutrality, any industry can. With this collaboration, we plan to influence public perceptions and promote sustainable mobility. We are delighted to have been selected as an official supplier to help the FIA achieve its sustainability goals.
After achieving carbon neutrality and obtaining ISO 14001:2015 certification in 2021, the FIA continues to explore new areas of development. The partnership builds on Siemens’ well-established relationship with the FIA and previous projects to drive digital transformation at the FIA.