Lotus to kick start 2013 car launches
Lotus has chosen to launch its 2013 Formula 1 car, the E21, online.
The event will also be broadcast live on Sky Sports News HD in the UK.
Lotus’s choice of date means it will be the first F1 team to take the wraps off a 2013 car, as its unveiling takes place three days before McLaren’s.
The team has retained Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean for this season after taking a big step forward in performance during 2012.
2013 pre-season dates
Car launches Team Date Lotus January 28 McLaren January 31 Ferrari February 1 Force India February 1 Sauber February 2 Red Bull February 3 Mercedes February 4 Toro Rosso February 4 Caterham February 5 Williams February 19 Testing Venue Date Jerez 5-8 February Barcelona 19-22 February Barcelona 28 February-3 March Jerez test line-up Team February 5 February 6 February 7 February 8 Lotus Grosjean Grosjean Raikkonen Raikkonen