Lotus makes debut as Bahrain F1 test begins

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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