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Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 is purchasing credits from one of Respira International’s flagship portfolio projects, Blaston Regenerative Farming.

The Leicestershire-based farm uses regenerative methods such as direct drilling of arable crops, continuous soil cover, diverse crop rotations and integrated livestock grazing to help the soil capture and store more carbon from the atmosphere.

The Formula One team has invested in a variety of carbon projects to support its 2030 and 2040 emission reduction targets. It hopes to cut 75 percent of its race team’s emissions by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions for its whole supply chain by 2040.

Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 said:

“We are purchasing nature-based carbon removal credits from Respira International to compensate for residual carbon emissions in our footprint today.

Here, we’re not just capturing carbon; we’re enhancing soil health, boosting crop productivity, nurturing biodiversity and empowering farmers with new revenue opportunities.” 

 

Ecometric, a soil carbon monitoring company develops the Blaston Regenerative Farming project. It combines direct soil measurement with AI-driven image analysis.

David Wright, ecometric’s CEO said: 

“UK corporates are now empowered to actively participate in mitigating climate change through regenerative soil management, as demonstrated by changes in carbon stock.

On behalf of Respira, Indigro and Hylton Murray-Philipson, Farmer and Estate Manager at Blaston Farm, we are delighted to collaborate with the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team offering them the potential to compensate for their ongoing emissions by funding domestic sequestration and, in turn, provide performance related financial reward back to the farm to incentivise their positive change”.

 

Respira’s Director of Business Development, Will Close-Brooks, said:

“We are pleased to work with the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team as they reduce emissions and support soil carbon in the UK. It’s great to support their science-based net zero targets with high-quality, nature-based carbon credits from our flagship portfolio and hope their ambition sets an example for others in the industry.”