Nico Rosberg, world champion in Formula 1 in 2016 and owner of his own team in the nascent Extreme E, believes that he has paid his debt to motorsport and the carbon footprint that he has left in the world.
And is that the German thinks that sports should have a higher purpose than competing and that is the reason why the owner of Rosberg X Racing signed up for the series of electric SUVs.
“We must build the whole of sport on the foundation of social cause, for the greater good, that’s the most important thing. The best thing would be if Extreme E as a championship can become so successful that events like the Olympics, the World Cup will start looking at what we’re doing here and why people are so interested,” told to The Independent.
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Likewise, Rosberg admits that the sport that made his last name must adapt to a changing world to address the negative parts that affect the planet, all with the goal of making its cars and activity on the track zero carbon by 2030. For the world champion, this would be the next natural step in F1.
“One thing is raising awareness which is great, but then the next step is to really implement change in society. Becoming climate neutral by 2030 and all these things will take it in the right direction. I think F1 might look pretty similar in 15 or 20 years, it’s just that the technology will evolve to be emission-free, and it will have its purpose much more deeply ingrained.”
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Notably, Rosberg is also the founder of the GreenTech Festival, which brings together speakers from around the world to discuss upcoming sustainable innovations and offers you the opportunity to meet and invest in startups.
“I’m just completely dedicated to sustainability together with my whole team, and the GreenTech Festival for me is another lighthouse project alongside the race team here, because I saw a gap. There wasn’t really a technology festival dedicated to sustainability so we put it together in Berlin and it’s been really a great success.”
Written by | Gabriel Sayago