New Lotus to be called E20

By on Friday, January 27, 2012

Kimi Raikkonen © Lotus F1 Team

Lotus F1 Team's 2012 car will be called the E20.

The E20 has been called so as it will be the 20th car constructed at the team's base in Enstone under its various guises - Benetton, Renault and now Lotus.

The car had initially been referred to as the R32, a continuation of the naming since 2002.

"Our naming of the chassis to recognise Enstone’s importance to the team’s evolution highlights our recognition of the contribution of the facility and the personnel who work tirelessly every year to produce the very best car possible.", said team principal Eric Bouiller.

“We certainly hope that this is the case with the E20 and we are looking forward to revealing the car to the world and seeing it out on track for the first time. There are a number of technical changes from last year and we have an exciting new driver line-up to extract the maximum from the E20 through the twenty Grands Prix of the 2012 season, including the 500th race for this team through its different incarnations. We hope that the E20 proves to be a performing Enstone design."

The E20 will be unveiled on Sunday 5th February.

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