Day: March 23, 2020

F1 cancels Monaco Grand Prix, scraps 2021 technical changes

LONDON — Monaco canceled its showcase Formula One Grand Prix, the sport’s most famous and glamorous race, in another high-profile casualty of the coronavirus epidemic on Thursday.

The race was on the first world championship calendar in 1950 and has been held without fail since 1955.

Formula One earlier said the May 24 race was postponed, along with Dutch and Spanish races scheduled for the same month, and pushed back a major technical rules revamp from 2021 to 2022.

The Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM) said uncertainty about the teams’ participation and access, with neighboring France and Italy in lockdown, made the situation “untenable.”

They also called off a popular historic race, which uses the same tight and twisty fenced streets and was scheduled for earlier in May.

“Under no circumstances will it be possible to organize these events

2020 Audi S4 Review | First drive, what’s new, changes

BORREGO SPRINGS, Calif. — That the most significant changes to the 2020 Audi A4 lineup, which includes the A4, A4 Allroad and S4, are its revised sheetmetal and a new infotainment system should tell us something: We’re likely halfway through the lifecycle of the brand’s bread-and-butter sport sedan. So let’s just go ahead and call this what it is, a mid-cycle refresh.

Of course, we can’t know with certainty when a full redesign will come, especially given that the Q5 crossover now outsells the A4 and S4 combined by a ratio of more than 2-to-1. Perhaps Audi could eke out an extra year or two as it focuses on crossovers and EVs, but given the longevity of the previous A4 (2008 – 2016), it’s probably a safe bet we’re at the mid-point, and with the revisions made