Lotus makes debut as Bahrain F1 test begins
Lotus’ 2014 challenger has made its public debut on the opening morning of the second pre-season Formula 1 test in Bahrain.
The Enstone outfit is the last team to unveil its new E22 machine after sitting out the opening pre-season test held at Jerez last month.
Like the majority of the grid, the E22 is equipped with a unique take on the new FIA nose regulations, opting for a twin prong style design.
Frenchman Romain Grosjean will be behind the wheel of the car for its maiden public appearance with team-mate Pastor Maldonado, who completed 100km in a demonstration in the E22 at Jerez earlier this month, due to take over for the final two days.
The test will be the team’s first competitive hit-out since the departure of team principal Eric Boullier to rival McLaren.
Bahrain test line-up – 19-22 February:
Sebastian Vettel (19-20 February)
Daniel Ricciardo (21-22 February)
Lewis Hamilton (19 & 21 February)
Nico Rosberg (20 & 22 February)
Fernando Alonso (19-20 February)
Kimi Raikkonen (21-22 February)
Romain Grosjean (19-20 February)
Pastor Maldonado (21-22 February)
Kevin Magnussen (19-20 February)
Jenson Button (21-22 February)
Nico Hulkenberg (19-20 February)
Sergio Perez (21-22 February)
Adrian Sutil (19 February)
Daniil Kvyat (19 & 21 February)
Jean-Eric Vergne (20 & 22 February)
Felipe Massa (19 February)
Jules Bianchi (19 & 21 February)
Max Chilton (20 & 22 February)
Robin Frijns (19 February)
Kamui Kobayashi (20 & 22 February)
Marcus Ericsson (21 February)