Online launch for Lotus's 2012 car 23 Jan 2012
Lotus will launch their 2012 challenger online ahead of the first multi-team test of the year. The car, which will be driven by the all-new line-up of returning 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen and 2011 GP2 champion Romain Grosjean, will be unveiled on the teams new-look website on February 5.
An event will be held the following day in the paddock of the Spanish circuit of Jerez with Raikkonen, Grosjean, technical director James Allison and team principal Eric Boullier all on hand to meet the media. Later in the day, Raikkonen will give the new car its first track outing, as he shakes it down ahead of the start of the opening winter testing session on February 7.
The Finn will continue in the cockpit for first two days of the test before handing the 2012 car over to his French team mate for the remainder of the four-day session. The duo will split driving duties in a similar way during the second and third off-season tests.
Lotuss provisional pre-season test schedule:
February 7 - Kimi Raikkonen
February 8 - Kimi Raikkonen
February 9 - Romain Grosjean
February 10 - Romain Grosjean
February 21 - Romain Grosjean
February 22 - Romain Grosjean
February 23 - Kimi Raikkonen
February 24 - Kimi Raikkonen
March 1 - Romain Grosjean
March 2 - Romain Grosjean
March 3 - Kimi Raikkonen
March 4 - Kimi Raikkonen
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