Formula One bans pre-race military flypasts but Red Arrows given greenlights



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Formula One bans pre-race military flypasts but Red Arrows given greenlights

Formula One authorities have decided against pre-race flypasts by military aircrafts. However, UK’s Red Arrow display team have been given a go-ahead signal which will be using sustainable fuels during the show, widely contemplated as a move from F1 to cement its stance on reducing carbon footprints.

Aside from that, Formula One said in a statement over the weekend that its latest move to deter pre-race flypasts by military aircrafts had been largely inspired by environmental reasons. Vis-à-vis the exemption, Silverstone Circuit managing director Stuart Pringle was quoted saying in a separate statement that the Red Arrows would continue to be a part of British Grand prix pre-race build-up adding “The Red Arrows have played a significant part in entertaining motorsport fans since they first performed at the British Grand Prix in 1966 and I am pleased to say that Formula One has confirmed this much-loved tradition can continue at Silverstone in 2022.

The Red Arrows have played a significant part in entertaining motorsport fans since they first performed at the British Grand Prix in 1966 and I am pleased to say that Formula One has confirmed this much-loved tradition can continue at Silverstone in 2022.

F1 bans pre-race military flypasts

Followed by the statement, Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera has unveiled in a report that a number of industry experts are speculating that the sports sought to give up pre-race displays as part of an act to prevail some events’ move to feature military power or propaganda.

Formula One has been looking to reach a net-zero emission by 2030. F1 regulators had reportedly been brewing off an option to introduce 100 per cent sustainable fuels by 2026.