Robert Schwartzman took part in an environmental campaign at the Russian Grand Prix
In recent years, environmental care has become one of the main topics in any area of human activity.
Formula 1 is making a significant contribution to the environment by intending to reduce the amount of plastic used in the paddock, and is going to change the methods of transportation in order to reduce the number of transported goods for each Grand Prix.
In addition, Formula 1 continues its path to the use of environmentally friendly hybrid motors. Moreover, by 2030, the FIA's vision for the elite racing series is significant reduction of its carbon footprint by becoming environmentally neutral.
The upcoming Russian Grand Prix will be held on the territory of the Olympic Park. Next to it there are clusters of the Natural Ornithological Park in the Imeretinskaya Lowland. This unique territory of international importance has a special status for the residents of Sochi.
FORMULA 1 promoter VTB RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX 2021 and Russian Formula 3 champion Robert Schwartzman took part in an environmental campaign on Wednesday. "Prema" team driver, the only representative of Russia this season in the Formula 2, planted an olive tree in the Natural Ornithological Park in the Imeretinskaya Lowland.
"To be honest, I have never planted trees before, so I had no idea what is this process like. It was very interesting for me to take part in this campaign, a huge thank to the organizers for this opportunity. Today I planted a tree and I hope it will grow beautiful and large. As the saying goes, I, as a man, fulfilled one of the three tasks. Now I need to build a house and then I want to have a son", - said Schwartzman.
“The goal at the Russian Grand Prix is to win. I will try to show all the maximum starting from qualification. In the races, it is important to drive quickly and steadily and show the best result. Last season was quite successful, I fought for the title, but at the end, I lost a bit. This year everything will be all right, and we will fight for the victory until the very end, and, I hope, we will win the championship", - the Russian driver said.
The Ornithological Park in the Imeretinskaya Lowland is a unique territory with a total area of almost 300 hectares and consists of 14 clusters, which represent various landscapes: lakes with gentle banks and shallow waters, fallow lands and wastelands with grassy vegetation, swampy drainage canals, a park zone with decorative plantings, floodplain forests and foothills.
During the operation of the natural park on its territory, experts have identified the presence of 206 bird species, 32 of which are in the Red Data Books of Russia and Krasnodar Territory.
The 2021 Russian Grand Prix will be held for the eighth time in history on September 23-26 at Sochi Autodrom. As part of the Formula 2 series, there will be three races - two on Saturday and one on Sunday. In addition, fans will be able to see the fight for victory in the Formula 1 and Formula 3.