24 Hours – Formula Green
"Motor racing has been happening for years and years
but there has never been a lot of thought about the environment,"
said David Brabham yesterday.
He and Peter
Brock were involved in planting trees (image below, yesterday) as
part of the Formula Green program – its aim to plant 4500
trees to eliminate the amount of carbon dioxide produced by competitors,
support races and spectators’ vehicles at this weekend’s
was started up by PROCAR Chairman and Bathurst 24 Hour founder Ross
Palmer, after being urged by Formula One World Champion Sir Jack
Brabham (David’s father).
urged me to come up with a formula for racing to ensure the sport
has an ongoing future. It is easier said than done, but after three
years of hard work Formula Green is ready to begin,” said
Brock and David Brabham will be official ambassadors for the Formula
Green Foundation, which has joined forces with Greening Australia
and Green Fleet. This new organisation is presenting sponsor of
this year’s Bathurst 24 Hours.
GT Production racer and Greening Australian Vice President, Jim
McKnoulty will race in the two hour production car event on Saturday
morning before the Bathurst 24 Hours, to promote this concept.
knows motorsport has the potential to do things fast, and do things
well, so let's use it to help protect the world around us,"
said Peter Brock.