Lotus E21 to be launched on 28 January

Lotus E21 to be launched on 28 January

23 January 2013 – Lotus has announced that it will unveil its 2013 car on Monday 28 January, with the launch set to be streamed live online from the team's Enstone factory.

The official E21 reveal will take place just over a week before pre-season testing begins at Jerez, with Kimi Räikkönen and Romain Grosjean both in attendance.

In 2012, Lotus finished fourth in the overall standings, with Räikkönen picking up the outfit's maiden victory in its current guise at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Meanwhile, team-mate Grosjean has been been retained after a mixed return to the sport.

The launch is to be broadcast live via the Lotus YouTube page at 7.15pm next Monday evening. The team will be the first to pull the covers off its 2013 car unless Marussia, which is the only squad yet to confirm its plans, opts for a nearer presentation date.

2013 F1 launch dates:
Lotus - Monday 28 January
McLaren - Thursday 31 January
Force India - Friday 1 February
Ferrari - Friday 1 February
Sauber - Saturday 2 February
Red Bull - Sunday 3 February
Mercedes - Monday 4 February
Toro Rosso - Monday 4 February
Caterham - Tuesday 5 February
Williams - Tuesday 19 February

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