Lotus will have launch before first test

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Lotus have confirmed they will have an official launch for their 2010 F1 car before it makes its first track appearance on February 17th.

The team will make its return to F1 at the third of the four F1 tests scheduled for February, at the Jerez circuit in Spain. They will also be at the final test at the Circuit de Catalunya the following week.

Details of the team’s car launch are yet to be announced.

There is also the question of what the new Lotus will be called. The last Lotus seen in F1 was the 109 of 1994, part of a long line of conventionally-numbered cars which included road and racing cars.

The racing cars were designed for a variety of categories including F1, F3, F2, Formula Ford, Indy Cars, sports cars and more. A Lotus 112 was designed for the 1995 season, but the car was never built.

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