Formula E team Envision Racing adds "climate stripes" to car livery for 2024
The reigning Formula E world champion team Envision Racing has slightly adapted its livery for the upcoming 2024 season. As part of a new partnership with British climate scientist Professor Ed Hawkins, his "climate stripes" can now be found on the electric racing car. They are intended to symbolise a commitment to environmental sustainability.
The stripes were unveiled on "Youth Day" at the COP28 climate conference (8 December) in Dubai and will be seen for the first time on the cars of Sebastien Buemi and Robin Frijns at the season opener on 13 January 2024 in Mexico City. They will be attached to the upper end of the side front wing panels and to the inside of the rear structure.
"We are passionate about using our status as a leading sports team to further the conversation on climate advocacy in our industry," explains Envision team principal Sylvain Filippi.
"We are delighted to be partnering with Professor Hawkins and believe that by showcasing the Climate Stripes on our race car, we can not only draw attention to the critical issue of climate change but also encourage a broader discussion on the role that sports and businesses can play in driving positive environmental change."
Climate stripes should represent global warming
Ed Hawkins is a professor at the University of Reading and a leading figure in climate science. Among other things, he became known for creating his climate stripes in 2018, which depict the historical temperature changes of countries around the world and are intended to visually highlight the alarming trend of global warming.
"I'm thrilled to partner with Envision Racing, and together, we will engage new audiences in conversations about climate change and the urgent need for collective action," comments Prof Hawkins.
The world is getting warmer. ?- Envision Racing (@Envision_Racing) December 8, 2023
The time to do something about it is now. ⏰
Presenting our look for @FIAFormulaE Season 10, as we partner with Professor Ed Hawkins (@ed_hawkins) to put his Climate Stripes on our title-winning car.#RaceAgainstClimateChange #ShowYourStripes pic.twitter.com/e6n4VGWooH
The stripes will not only be seen on the car, but will also be integrated into Envision's "Race Against Climate Change" programme, which was launched in Glasgow in 2021. The campaign aims to encourage fans to make a personal commitment to reduce their carbon footprint - from reducing waste and buying local food to switching to renewable energy. To date, the initiative has attracted almost 250,000 supporters.
In addition, international and regional activities are planned throughout the Formula E season.