Lotus E22

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The Lotus E22 is the Formula 1 racing cars of the Lotus F1 team for the 2014 Formula 1 season. He is the fifth race cars of the team, since it is owned by Genii Capital and is 22 racing car in the factory is designed and built in Enstone; therefore he is called E22. Engine supplier of the vehicle Renault. The Lotus E22 was shown on 24 January 2014, a tweet 's achievements without notice the first time.

On January 6, 2014 Lotus announced the car would not be able for the first official test rides of the season to finish at Jerez from January 28th, 2014 on time and instead only take part in the second test at Bahrain on 19 February 2014. The first laps on the race track turned the car on 7 and 8 February in Jerez, as the Lotus team as part of " Film Festival " 100km laid.

Technology and Development

The E22 is the successor to the E21, with the vehicle both visually and technically differs significantly from its predecessor because of rule changes for the 2014 Formula 1 season.

Is powered from a newly designed car Renault F1 Energy in 2014, a 1.6 -liter V6 engine with a turbocharger.

Due to the rule changes for the 2014 season, the nose of the vehicle is significantly lower than that of the vehicle last year. The front wing of the car is suspended by two narrow struts which are of different lengths. Experts estimate the difference to about five centimeters, because the nose of the vehicle according to the rules two inches rearward of the foremost point of the vehicle is only one area may have that is at least 9000 mm ². Charlie Whiting, the FIA technical delegate, this solution is declared to be legal and described it as "very clever interpretation of the rules."

Paint and sponsorship

The E22 is painted like its predecessor in black and gold. Through the sponsors Total, PDVSA and Genii Capital of the car also receives red accents. Other sponsors stickers come from a native of the Unilever Group products Rexona and Clear as well as from the energy drink Burn and YotaPhone.


Lotus enters 2014 with the driving duo Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado, who drove in the early season for the Williams team. When he replaced Lotus Kimi Raikkonen, who moved to Ferrari.