The French Grand Prix has become the first in Formula 1 to be recognised by the FIA with its highest level of environmental certification.
The FIA three-star environmental certification was awarded to organisers of the Paul Ricard race due to its "ambitious sustainable development approach".
F1 aims to host sustainable events by 2025 and become a net-zero carbon industry by 2030.
In granting the certification, the FIA recognised the "innovative mobility plan that significantly reduces the carbon footprint of spectator travel" as well as the use of biofuels, sustainable materials and "the elimination of single-use plastics".
"The FIA Environmental Certification Framework is an important standard by which sustainability is measured across motorsport and its stakeholders," said FIA president Jean Todt.
"I am pleased to see that the strong commitments and actions made by the French Grand Prix have brought it to the Three Star level. Pioneering innovations have always been part of motor racing."
French GP managing director Eric Boullier added: “Obtaining the highest level of environmental certification from the FIA is a tribute to the work that has been carried out over several years.
"This makes the French Grand Prix the first Grand Prix organiser to obtain this certification and is an important recognition for our organisation.
"I would like to thank the teams of the French Formula 1 Grand Prix for their daily commitment and in particular Pierre Guyonnet-Duperat, our Communications & CSR Director, for his involvement in this project.”
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