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At Monza, the grand finale of the Italian F.4 Championship powered by Abarth
Thirty-five Abarth-powered Tatuus single-seaters on the starting grid of the last round in 2021.
Challenge for the overall podium with only 23 points separating Tramnitz and Fornaroli.
Bedrin, Laursen and Patrese step up the challenge for the rookie standings.
The Italian F.4 Championship powered by Abarth Certified by FIA enters the Temple of Speed for the final act of the 2021 season. In the last round of the eighth season of the Italian series, promoted by ACI Sport, taking to the track will be as many as 35 Tatuus F.4 T014 single-seaters powered by the 160-hp Abarth T-Jet engine, closely derived from the one in the 595 and 695 road cars. The 2021 season is therefore ending with an average of 32 cars on the track at each event. These numbers set the Italian series as a benchmark in the international motorsport landscape, with a technical package completely “made in Italy” and exported all over the world.
At Monza, Oliver Bearman (GBR – Van Amersfoort Racing) will already be champion after the penultimate round, but behind him Tim Tramnitz (GER – US Racing) and Leonardo Fornaroli (ITA – Iron Lynx) will battle for the overall podium in the eighth season of the Italian F.4 Championship powered by Abarth Certified by FIA. However, it's not over yet in the rookie standings, where Nikita Bedrin (RUS – Van Amersfoort Racing) is in the lead, 14 points ahead of Conrad Laursen (DEN – Prema Powerteam) and 25 in front of Lorenzo Patrese (ITA – AKM Motorsport). The battle between the rookies will therefore be more open than ever, with several riders who, despite being mathematically out of the fight for the title, will be able to win important points in very close standings. In fact, Francesco Braschi (ITA – Jenzer Motorsport), Leonardo Bizzotto (ITA – BVM Racing) and Maya Weug (NDL - Iron Lynx Ferrari Driver Academy) will compete for fourth place in the standings after an exciting season.
At Monza, several new entries will also be able to take advantage of the day of trials, scheduled for Thursday on the Brianza track. France’s Maceo Capietto will return for Prema Powerteam, while the Australian Marcos Flack and the 2021 rookie champion of the Italian Sports Prototype Championship Rocco Mazzola will make their first appearances, with Cram Motorsport. Also in his debut at Monza will be the Dutchman Robert De Haan (Van Amersfoort Racing), with Oliver Grey (GBR – BVM Racing) returning to the track after his first race at Mugello.
A very intense schedule for the final round of the season, with 4 hours of joint trials on Thursday, October 28th. On the agenda on Friday, two practice sessions at 9:10 am and 12:50 pm, with the qualifiers at 5:00 pm. Two races are scheduled for Saturday, October 30th at 11:30 am and 5:20 pm, while the last green light of the season will be on Sunday, October 31st at 10:05 am. All the races will be livestreamed on YouTube and on the social media pages of the Italian F.4 Championship powered by Abarth.
Απαντήθηκε από Niccolò Machiavelli στο θέμα FCA news
Jeep® 100% electrified freedom" for a zero-emissions future
Jeep’s media drive is underway, with its process of electrification towards “Zero Emission Freedom” well on display.
The new Compass & Renegade e-Hybrid models, much like the 4xe ones, provide an authentic hybrid-driving experience.
To provide consistently more sustainable driving, the Upland edition is being debuted.
The media drive partners are Free2Move eSolutions and Leasys Rent.
The media drive “100% Electrified Freedom”, the event which allows the international media to discover and drive the Jeep® Compass and Renegade with the new e-Hybrid technology and the 4xe models, is taking place this week. These are the first steps of the electrification strategy of the Jeep brand to move to the “Zero Emission Freedom”. The Jeep brand, with its legendary 80-year history of records and innovation, is moving towards a new concept of mobility, able to further enhance its values of ease of use, comfort and driving fun, fuel efficiency, respect for the environment, high-performance, safety, and adventure.
«The electrification plan we started at the end of 2020 is moving on swiftly with the launch of the 4xe Plug-In Hybrid technology on the Compass, Renegade and Wrangler SUVs - stated Antonella Bruno, Head of the Jeep Brand in Europe. And today with the new Jeep Compass and Renegade e-Hybrid we add a further level of electrification to our offer, contributing to this transformation in which we strongly believe so much so that this summer the new Jeep Grand Cherokee will make its debut in its 4xe version only and the first 100% electric SUV will be launched at the beginning of 2023. Moreover, we will put an end to all traditional combustion engines in the major European markets, with the exception of Italy, by the end of 2022. It is a historic turning point for the Jeep brand and proof of our desire to continue at a steady pace towards the 100% electrified freedom».
This successful approach has been quickly appreciated by consumers. In 2021, out of four Jeep SUVs sold in Europe one was 4xe. A significant figure that further improves in the first two months of 2022: the 4xe versions represent one out of 3 of total Jeep brand sales. This is the greatest example yet of the growing interest in sustainable driving, even among Jeep’s off-road enthusiasts. The latter were specifically considered during the development of the 4xe and e-Hybrid technologies—two complementary sides of the same coin satisfying different needs.
The event is being held near Turin at the stunning Casa Format—a multifunctional space that communicates its ethical values and care for the environment: electricity comes from a photovoltaic system and solar panels, and furniture and accessories are designed with the environment in mind.
The Jeep e-Hybrid SUV: an authentic hybrid-driving experience
Thanks to the new e-Hybrid propulsion system, Renegade and Compass offer a brand-new alternative in the two-wheel drive segment. Customers’ driving habits can remain unchanged, and they can enjoy a genuine hybrid experience with the possibility of going into full-electric mode during parking and low-speed driving thanks to the “EV capabilities”.
Let’s take a closer look at how these functions work during everyday use. First off, once in the vehicle, it silently turns on and takes off in full electric mode thanks to its Silent Start function. However, this is just one of the “EV” functions that automatically turns on in the Renegade and Compass e-Hybrid. For example, Energy Recovery switches on by itself in order to get the energy back which was lost during the stages of deceleration or braking. In the former case, the e-Coasting mode activates as soon as you take your foot off the gas in order to reproduce the sensation of engine braking. On the other hand, the e-Braking function turns on when you brake in order to increase energy recovery. In the meantime, the energy recovered and power supplied are indicated on the instrument panel, and it is possible to view the hybrid system’s energy flow on the infotainment touchscreen. During all these driving modes the combustion engine is turned off and disconnected from the transmission.
Furthermore, the driving experience on board the Jeep e-Hybrid SUV makes sure that the vehicle turns back on with just the electric engine thanks to its e-Launch function. However, when you push on the gas for greater performance, the combustion engine silently turns back on, going from hybrid driving to automatic mode. And what happens if you are moving slowly through bumper-to-bumper traffic, as often happens in city driving? In this case, there is the e-Queueing mode, which allows for the vehicle to stop and go in full-electric mode, and the e-Creeping mode, which allows the vehicle to travel with the engine off by simply releasing the brake pedal. Once you are out of traffic and traveling faster, it is possible to optimize the combustion engine’s Load Point Shift through the calibration of the drive or brake torque supplied by the electric engine. The final result sees a further increase in the system’s efficiency. Moreover, during acceleration, the e-Boosting function accentuates prompt response, as the electric engine supports the petrol engine by increasing the torque to the wheels. When the Jeep Compass and Renegade e-Hybrid has reached its destination, it is possible to trust the e-Parking function which allows you to electrically perform the necessary movements, even in reverse, making them practical, silent, and zero-emissions even when you are using the automatic parking system.
Performance and fun: the driving experience on board a Jeep 4xe SUV
Thanks to the Plug-In Hybrid technology, the 4xe Compass, Renegade and Wrangler models are the highest-performing and most fun Jeep SUVs ever. They are literally able to satisfy the well-known claim of “Go Anywhere, Do Anything”. Simultaneously, both are ideal vehicles for everyday driving in the city as their hybrid plug-in technology allows for zero-emission mobility and 50 km of city driving in full-electric mode. Moreover, fun becomes efficient on board the Jeep 4xe SUV, and its proverbial off-road capability balances fun driving with environmental consciousness.
Upon ignition, both models are hybrid “by default” in order to guarantee the greatest ease in use and efficiency on any road. During city driving, the 100% electric mode allows for zero-emissions driving with only the electric engine supplying traction to the rear tires. 50 kilometers is perfect for the majority of city drives and the emissions in the WLTP combined cycle are less than 50 g/km of CO2. It gets even better thanks to the ease with which it can be recharged, with a full charge taking about an hour and a half. Still, the Renegade and Compass 4xe Plug-in Hybrid definitely do not forget that they are unstoppable Jeep SUVs. When the road gets tough and requires greater traction, two propulsion systems on both axes get activated. This improves the off-road functions coordinated by the Select Terrain system, which has been updated for the electric 4x4 driving modes. Lastly, it should be noted that the 4xe technology ensures greater capability compared to a traditional 4x4 as the electric motor delivers 250 NM of torque almost instantaneously, which allows for the greatest control of traction and torque even at low speeds.
The debut of the Upland version for more sustainable driving
The complete range of the 4xe and e-Hybrid Compass and Renegade in their various setups are present at the media drive. This includes the brand-new Upland—a special edition which shows the concrete effort Jeep has made towards sustainability (for more information see this link)—and the top S-range which stands out on the Renegade for its exclusive 19” dual-tone alloy wheels, burnished exterior finish, and automatic parking system; meanwhile, the standard equipment on the Compass includes 19” gloss-black alloyed wheels, a body-colored fender, black roof, an automatic tailgate, and leather seats which can be electrically adjusted for the driver. All the vehicles provide a versatile and relaxing driving experience which has been made even safer by their wide range of advanced driving-assist systems. They are all equipped with automatic transmission, which improves the comfort of city driving and long journeys, and a full-array of safety equipment which puts them at the top of their respective segments. As a matter of fact, the Compass was the first Jeep model in Europe to reach level-two autonomous driving thanks to the Highway Assist system that combines the functions of the Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Centering systems. Finally, both models include next-generation Uconnect Services, which allow for the control of the vehicle functions while driving and even remotely with the My Uconnect app.
Jeep Authentic Accessories powered by Mopar and Jeep Performance Parts
The Jeep Renegade and Compass 4xe and e-Hybrid SUVs can be customized with a wide range of Jeep Authentic Accessories powered by Mopar® and Jeep Performance Parts. There are over 100 accessories which have been designed to enhance Jeep’s urban and off-road souls (over 150 for the Renegade and 90 for the Compass). Some of these have been installed on the SUVs at the Jeep event, like the hood decal, the high-quality carpeting with premium floor mats which are matched in the cargo, the rear skid plate, the satin-gray valve covers with the Jeep logo, the practical luggage compartment organizer with Velcro, and the telescopic bar to keep the cargo load in place and organized. Many of these can be found on board the Bikini-color Jeep Renegade with the eye-catching addition of the 17” alloy wheels, and on the dual-tone Alpine White Jeep Compass with a black roof.