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Lotus E20 launched online - The team reveal their 2012 challenger online

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Lotus E20 launched online
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The Lotus F1 Team revealed their new car for the coming season, posting video and information about the E20 on their website. The car features the expected black, gold and red colour scheme, and has the stepped nose that is common so far this year. The biggest change from the Renault of last year is the exhausts, which are no longer facing forwards.

Team Principal of Lotus, Éric Boullier has issued his expectations for the 2012 season, with a couple of grand ambitions. He says: “We know that we have a strong commitment from our shareholders, that we want to be a top team and seen as a top team. This will be the year of our final adjustment to be ready and fully operational from 2013. For 2012 we expect to be in a position to fight for fourth place for the championship.”

Meanwhile, a lot of the attention fell on Kimi Räikkönen’s shoulders, who is also expecting good things, saying: “In my last year at Ferrari we weren’t always at the front but I’m a good racer and I want to get to the front. Lotus started well last year and we hope that the new car will be strong.”