A few days before the Spanish Grand Prix - which gave Scuderia Ferrari joys and sorrows - the Formula 1 World Championship is back on track for a truly unique race, the Monaco Grand Prix. Home appointment of Charles Leclerc, the race is the shortest of the season (260 km instead of the usual over 300) and the one in which overtaking is more difficult. Key qualification. The circuit is characterized by very few fast sections, an extremely narrow carriageway, ten right-hand and nine left-hand corners, some of which - Ste. Devote, Mirabeau, Rascasse and the 180 ° hairpin near the Fairmont Hotel - are part of the story. of Formula 1. It goes without saying that with these characteristics of the track, a good qualifying is essential in Monaco. Last year Charles managed to take pole position but was unable to take off due to a mechanical problem on the car following an accident on Saturday, while Carlos Sainz took second place on the first podium of his adventure with the Scuderia. On the track on Friday. As for the program, there is a big news: the first day of free practice will no longer be on Thursday - as per tradition - but, like all the other Grand Prix, on Friday. The first session will be at 2pm CET, the second at 5pm. Qualifying will take place on Saturday at 4pm, preceded at 1pm by the last free practice session, while the race will start at 3pm on Sunday. 78 laps of the 3,337-meter circuit, equal to 260,286 kilometers, are to be covered. There is only one DRS zone, on the main straight, which usually contributes little to encouraging overtaking.
Audi RS e-tron GT Prototype at night
Audi presents the production-based RS e-tron GT as the sporty and technological spearhead of its electric offensive and the first all-electric RS model launched by Audi Sport GmbH. Formula E Champion and Audi driver Lucas di Grassi extensively tested the Gran Turismo sports car and engaged in an exchange with its developers. Along with other texts, numerous photographs, videos and animations we have compiled this conversation in a press kit for you.
The new GLC is immediately recognisable as a member of the Mercedes-Benz SUV family. Standard equipment includes the AVANTGARDE exterior with Chrome package including chrome window surrounds and a new, chrome-look simulated underguard. This adds striking design features and enhances the unique proportions of the vehicle. One of the defining design highlights of the GLC is the redesigned front end, with headlamps that connect directly to the radiator grille to emphasise the vehicle’s width, and the new radiator grille as part of the standard AVANTGARDE exterior, which now has a chrome surround and a sporty louvre in matt grey with chrome trim. The AMG Line has a radiator grille with Mercedes-Benz pattern. The body design is characterised by a full, spanned surface design enriched with precisely shaped edges in the sides. These emphasise the proportions, accentuate the muscular wheel arches and create a balance between elegance and off-road performance. Wheel arch liners in the vehicle colour are available from the AMG Line upwards for the first time. These accentuate the sportiness of the AMG Line, as optional equipment in conjunction with mixed tyres. Also available as an optional extra are easy-entry running boards and, from the AMG Line upwards, a Night package.
The Macan T has now been added to the successful Porsche model range. This is the first four-door sports car that will bear this special designation, which was previously the preserve of the 911 and 718 models. The letter T has represented a unique form of dynamic driving at Porsche since the 1960s. It stands for 'Touring' and identifies models that offer an especially dynamic driving experience thanks to precise tuning, exclusive equipment and efficient engines. True to the spirit of the Porsche 911 T from 1968, the new Macan T features an incredibly dynamic setup and a lightweight, two-litre turbo engine, combined with an athletic design and a range of standard equipment that is ideal for a dynamic driving style. This concept positions the Macan T between the Macan and the Macan S. The two-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged engine in the Macan T combines great agility, low weight and a compact design to create a package that offers an ideal balance of weight and performance. Compared with the 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 in the Macan S and GTS models, the powertrain in the Macan T weighs 58.8 kilograms less on the front axle. This gives the vehicle excellent acceleration from a standstill and optimum cornering ability. The Macan T has an output of 195 kW (265 PS) and 400 Nm of torque – characteristics that suit the vehicle design and deliver an exhilarating driving experience. As with most Macan models, the engine is coupled with a quick-shifting seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK) and the Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel-drive system. A broad spread of torque provides responsive acceleration in all driving situations. When fitted with the standard Sport Chrono Package – including the mode switch and Sport Response button on the steering wheel – the Macan T accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 6.2 seconds and reaches a top speed of 232 km/h.