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Lotus makes debut as Bahrain F1 test begins

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Wednesday 19th February, 2014 - 7:16pm

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Grosjean behind the wheel of the E22

Grosjean behind the wheel of the E22

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:

Red Bull
Sebastian Vettel (19-20 February)
Daniel Ricciardo (21-22 February)

Mercedes
Lewis Hamilton (19 & 21 February)
Nico Rosberg (20 & 22 February)

Ferrari
Fernando Alonso (19-20 February)
Kimi Raikkonen (21-22 February)

Lotus
Romain Grosjean (19-20 February)
Pastor Maldonado (21-22 February)

McLaren
Kevin Magnussen (19-20 February)
Jenson Button (21-22 February)

Force India
Nico Hulkenberg (19-20 February)
Sergio Perez (21-22 February)

Sauber
Adrian Sutil (19 February)

Toro Rosso
Daniil Kvyat (19 & 21 February)
Jean-Eric Vergne (20 & 22 February)

Williams
Felipe Massa (19 February)

Marussia
Jules Bianchi (19 & 21 February)
Max Chilton (20 & 22 February)

Caterham
Robin Frijns (19 February)
Kamui Kobayashi (20 & 22 February)
Marcus Ericsson (21 February)

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