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Bahrain to use sustainable-energy only from 2022

A general view of the first corner during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit on March 25, 2021 in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

The Bahrain International Circuit will use green energy only from 2022 for all Formula 1 Grand Prix weekends.

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Bahrain completed its feasibility study for the project, which when fully developed will provide the circuit with its annual energy needs.

Phase 1 of the project will begin construction next year ahead of the Formula 1 2022 Bahrain Grand Prix.

“We are proud of the efforts by the Bahrain International Circuit to make the race more sustainable and their bigger plans for the coming years,” said Formula 1’s CEO Stefano Domenicali.

“This is another great example of the steps being taken by the country under its leadership to use technology and innovation to advance its sustainability plans.

“It perfectly aligns to our own strategy to be Net Zero Carbon as a sport by 2030 and to improve our sustainability on and off the track,” he concluded.

Shaikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa, CEO of the Bahrain International Circuit, said: “Today’s commitment is an important part of our broader sustainability aims as a circuit and supports F1’s own target to be net carbon neutral by 2030.

“This initiative will not only make our F1 race a cleaner and greener event in the future, but will encourage other large-scale events to make the move to sustainable energy, and inspire sports fans to embrace change,” he concluded.

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