Just a few days after Scuderia Ferrari’s one-two finish in the opening round of the season in Bahrain, the Formula 1 World Championship is back in action with the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix taking place less than three months on from the first ever running of this event. Last December, Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz finished seventh and eighth on the Jeddah Corniche semi-street circuit. Still in the Middle East therefore, but Formula 1 has moved from the Arabian Gulf to the shores of the Red Sea.
Italian and German F4 championships powered by Abarth 2020
Numbers are constantly rising for the single-seater series with Abarth engines that have seen an average of over 28 drivers per race, with a maximum of 34 cars on the track. For the Italian F4 Championship Powered by Abarth, the 2021 season will be the 8th with a chassis-engine package praised by all insiders, so much so it has been selected in multiple national Formula 4 series, including Germany’s ADAC F4 series, the 7th edition of which will take place in 2021. The 160-hp Abarth 414TF 1400 cc T-Jet continues to be one of the most commonly used and reliable engines in the preparatory series. As the 2021 season begins, the Abarth Power Unit is once again demonstrating its potential in the UAE F4 series where young drivers can prepare for the season in the best way possible. The big names as the season begins include Enzo Trulli, son of the former F1 driver Jarno; Hamda Al Qubaisi, who began competing in the 2020 Italian series; and several drivers who have already been announced as starters in the European series, such as Spain’s Pepe Marti, the American Enzo Scionti and Germany’s Jonas Ried. The Middle Eastern series will be concentrated in January and February, while on May 16th the Italian F4 Championship and ADAC F4 championship will start in Le Castellet and Oschersleben, respectively.
In its latest guise, the Civic embodies a new, progressive ‘exhilarating‘ approach to design. Coupled with Honda’s ‘Man-Maximum, Machine-Minimum’ (M/M) development principle, this joint approach has shaped all aspects of the Civic’s design and development. The all-new Civic features a sleek and sporty silhouette, which has been achieved through lowering the bonnet line 25mm over the previous generation, whilst the glass area has been increased to create a light and airy interior. To exude a refined, premium feeling, cleaner, noiseless, surfacing has been applied, with more defined belt and feature lines highlighting key details. The lower feature line enhances the assured stature of the vehicle, as well as giving improved visibility from the rear seats. In comparison to the previous generation Civic, the base of the A-pillar has been positioned further back to align with the centre of the front wheels, this gives the car a more balanced proportion in profile as well as a wider, more assured stance from all angles. The highest point of the roofline has been placed further forward than the previous Civic, with a gentle slope to the tailgate creating a sleek, fast-back style look.
Since its introduction in 2017, the SEAT Arona has been a success, selling more than 350.000 vehicles, and established as a key pillar of the brand’s range. Now the new SEAT Arona is ready to continue the success of this model. A new, stronger, more robust, reliable and safe attitude and appearance is just the beginning. The urban SUV has undergone a transformation inside the cabin. New levels of connectivity and driver assistant systems are also integrated in the new SEAT Arona. In an increasingly digitised world the SEAT Arona is ready to bring customer’s connected lives into the cabin, in a completely intuitive way, adding a huge range of functionality, and with the interior design revolution, it also brings a heightened sense of quality in the interior space, achieved through its revised design language.