Kingdom's mega project NEOM highlights Formula E World Championship environment role

Kingdom's mega project NEOM highlights Formula E World Championship environment role
View from Formula E World Championship racing. Saudi Arabia mega project NEOM highlights FE’s role in reinforcing sustainable innovation. (Twitter/@FIAFormulaE)
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Updated 24 June 2021

Kingdom's mega project NEOM highlights Formula E World Championship environment role

Kingdom's mega project NEOM highlights Formula E World Championship environment role
  • NEOM project highlights FE’s role in promoting alternative energy solutions, reduction air pollution and combating climate change
  • Director Sustainable Development NEOM said project aims to harness innovative solutions to achieve a more sustainable future

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia mega project NEOM has highlighted the role of the Formula E World Championship in reinforcing sustainable innovation, promoting alternative energy solutions, contributing to the reduction of air pollution and combating climate change globally.

Formula E has partnered with the UN Environment Program campaign "#BeatAirPollution", which coincides with the seventh season of electric racing series, and which was on display during the eighth and ninth rounds at Mexico’s Puebla e-Prix this weekend.

NEOM’s stance comes as the main partner of Mercedes EQ Formula E Team, and its Director of Sustainable Development Damien Trinder said the project aims to plays a major role in environment protection and harnessing innovative solutions to achieve a more sustainable future.

Trinder stressed that the partnership with the Mercedes EQ team established an opportunity to work side by side and exchange information and major resources to reach technical solutions, which will help build up a new future with sustainability as one of its core values.

Lucas di Grassi, driving for the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler Formula E Team won Saturday's first race in Puebla, while ROKiT Venturi's Edoardo Mortara claimed the win in the weekend's second race on Sunday.

The historic, UNESCO world heritage site of Diriyah outside the Saudi capital of Riyadh hosted the first two rounds of the Formula E World Championship earlier this season.