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Fernandes: Lotus to launch in February 14 Jan 2010

Tony Fernandes (MAL), CEO Air Asia. Motorsport Business Forum Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco, Day One, Wednesday 9 December 2009.

Lotus, one of four new teams joining the grid this year, plan to officially unveil their 2010 car next month. Team principal Tony Fernandes announced on his official Twitter page that the machine will be launched on Friday February 12.

Chief technical officer Mike Gascoyne confirmed recently the start-up outfit were a week ahead of schedule and looking forward to firing up their car’s engine for the first time on February 5. The announcement they have now set a date to unveil their car is further good news for the team’s new fans.

Following the launch, Lotus plan to journey to Spain to take part in the third official Formula One test of the year at the Jerez circuit from February 17.