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Driving a Net-Zero Future For Formula 1

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This week we had the pleasure of a visit from Pat Symonds, Chief Technology Officer for Formula 1.

Pat met with James Grainger, Executive Director of Grainger and Worrall and spent the day touring GW's facilities. Although Grainger and Worrall has been in F1 for over 30 years, it was the first visit for Pat to GW.


There was lots to discuss surrounding the future of Formula 1, including the role of sand casting in supporting sustainability and F1's ambitious target to achieve 'net zero carbon emissions footprint' for on-track activity and operations by 2030. 

Recent regulatory changes in Formula 1 have continued to challenge the capabilities of teams and drivers in the sport, but also engineers. The drive to become net-zero by 2030 creates an additional challenge, requiring innovative approaches to create next-generation engine solutions.

James Grainger said 'It was a great opportunity to catch up with Pat and discuss both the challenges and opportunities of Formula 1's goal of becoming net-zero by 2030. We look forward to welcoming Pat back to Grainger and Worrall in the not too distant future'.

To find out more about how sand casting can create the complex geometric shapes needed for the next generation engine technology, download our free eBook, The Basics of the Sand Casting Process.


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