Green F1 tyres? Seriously?

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

We’re a long way from April Fools’ Day so I’m taking this one at face value… for now.

F1 cars will be using tyres with green grooves in them during the Japanese Grand Prix to show support for the FIA’s Make Cars Green initiative:

Those will look great on a Renault...
Those will look great on a Renault...

According to the FIA:

The initiative demonstrates that Formula One?s teams and partners are backing the Make Cars Green campaign?s goal to reduce the impact of motoring on the environment.

It looks like the definition of greenwash to me.