Lotus E22: First pictures

2014 F1 cars

lotus-e22

Here are the first pictures of Lotus’s new contender, the E22, which features a double-pronged nose.

Lotus issued the images via its Twitter account after McLaren revealed its MP4-29.

No further information was issued about the new car, which is expected to make its first track appearance at the second pre-season test at Bahrain on February 19th. It bears the logos of PDVSA, who back new driver Pastor Maldonado, and new sponsor Yotaphone.

2014 F1 cars


Browse all 2014 F1 cars articles

Promoted content from around the web | Become an F1 Fanatic Supporter to hide this ad and others

Advert | Go Ad-free

150 comments on Lotus E22: First pictures

  1. Ean (@ean) said on 24th January 2014, 12:53

    Nice to see cars that do not look alike

  2. toiago (@toiago) said on 24th January 2014, 13:02

    After seeing the E22, I’m curious to see what Newey will come up with. A trident maybe?

  3. GeorgeTuk (@georgetuk) said on 24th January 2014, 13:08

    Classic news management. “Don’t look at that…look at this!”

  4. Dave Johnson said on 24th January 2014, 13:21

    Wow was that design inspired by Eddie Jordan. That’s quite a camel hoof!

  5. Dave Johnson said on 24th January 2014, 13:23

    Also, who’s Yotaphone. Looks like the sort of sponsor you might see on an unofficial model of a McLaren.

  6. Kyle Palm said on 24th January 2014, 14:36

    UH-OH……cameltoe?! (Im sorry, it has to be said)

  7. Spencer Ward said on 24th January 2014, 14:43

    I knew Grosjean and Maldonado like to crash into cars but Lotus didn’t have to make them a forklift to clean up the mess.

  8. victor (@victorlee) said on 24th January 2014, 15:03

    With the teams coming up with some great ideas for their car designs, plus the new engines should make for some brillant first few races. I cant wait!

  9. Fisha695 (@fisha695) said on 24th January 2014, 15:35

    Congrats Mrs Force-India, Mrs Williams & Mrs McLaren you’ve all had boys. Mrs Lotus, it appears you’ve had a girl.

  10. this year, you can see much of the noticeable differences in all cars bodywork and i think that is incredible..

  11. Sherlock said on 24th January 2014, 15:36

    This year noses will come like USB – with “male” and “female” configuration.

  12. Albert said on 24th January 2014, 15:51

    McLaren is male while Lotus is female.. They fit!

  13. Oople said on 24th January 2014, 17:08

    I’m waiting for Ferrari or someone to reveal their car with a trident as their nose.
    I’d imagine that car would be good in rainy conditions, as it would be the king of the seas.

    • Patrick (@paeschli) said on 24th January 2014, 19:27

      Sadly, a trident nose doesn’t give any benefits :P

      This is by far one of the most interesting workarounds I’ve seen so far, making your car asymmetrical :P

  14. ken (@kenke) said on 24th January 2014, 17:10

    the nose of the e 22=a slot piece for the mclaren and williams

  15. Sean Doyle (@spdoyle17) said on 24th January 2014, 17:31

    Methinks the went the tusked route knowing at least Maldonado would be up the tailpipe of a few competitors this season and were looking to avoid the inevitable PR fallout.

  16. Israel Rios (@israelrios) said on 24th January 2014, 17:39

    Nose design (and plug):
    McLaren: Male
    Lotus: Female

  17. Mickrock (@mickrock) said on 24th January 2014, 18:15

    Nice solution. Now we wait to see if it works.

  18. Noah (@lotus22) said on 24th January 2014, 19:30

    Lotus decided that Maldonado didnt break enough front noses last year, so they gave it 2, but seriously what a beautiful forklift

  19. Tomsk (@tomsk) said on 24th January 2014, 20:00

    If it races in Melbourne like that, I’ll eat the hat I don’t normally wear (thanks Murray!)
    Surely it’s another “launch nose” – a rendered picture, released just as McLaren launched theirs, smells of more attention-seeking by those wacky, crazy Lotus PR clowns.

    Credit where it’s due though, I liked their picture of Eric Boullier’s leaving gift (earlier on Twitter). Good work.

  20. Nick (@npf1) said on 24th January 2014, 20:54

    Lotus seems a bit like a jealous ex girlfriend for releasing this 2 minutes after McLaren launched their car, especially unannounced.

    That being said, the first time I saw it I thought the front end looked like a FR3.5 car a bit, apart from the double nose thing.

Add your comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

All comments must abide by the comment policy. Comments may be moderated.
Want to post off-topic? Head to the forum.
See the FAQ for more information.

Skip to toolbar