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McLaren announce it has become carbon neutral

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Jimm - Unregistered

December 05, 2011 12:10 PM

Yeah good work Mclaren, i expect you to be at the climate change conference in durban! Where im sure everyone will be happy to just ignore the tones of carbon fiber and other materials that are wasted in developing a formula one car!

Can't please everyone - Unregistered

December 05, 2011 12:56 PM

Peter- ALL Pirelli tyres used this season have been recycled, this includes the rubber deposited on the track (aka marbles).

"Number of tyres recycled during 2011: All, i.e. 28,600 race tyres plus 6,000 test tyres"


Caroline - Unregistered

December 05, 2011 2:32 PM

A few statistics:

F1 (the Sport), has been carbon neutral since 1997.
The average F1 team produces 13,250 tons of carbon a year.
The average UK football team produces 32,500 tons a year.
The carbon footprint of the 2010 World Cup was 2.8 million tonnes (metric), none of which was off-set.
Tour de France support cars produce 1430 tons of carbon.
Dakar Rally competitors produced 880 tones of co2, which equals 105 flights from Paris to New Zealand, but is less than the support vehicles for the Tour de France.

Droog - Unregistered

December 05, 2011 2:54 PM

Al Gore's Carbon Footprint is 200 Lbs P.S.I.
His private jet equals F1's total output.
Stuff like this makes gives this crap credibility and only makes the Carbon Stocks in his portfolio rise. What a joke.
It's CAR racing. What are they supposed to run on, rubber bands?


December 05, 2011 7:19 PM

Surprised that it's even possible but well done to McLaren, not really a fan of theirs but this definitely gives them some plus points... :)

It may also turn out to be quite clever as many major companies have ambitious environmental polices these days, and McLaren will now be the obvious choice to work with for any such company.

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