2014 Lotus E22 previewed

2014 Lotus E22

Lotus has thrown its toys out of the cot and spent a fair portion of the time McLaren was launching its new car by publishing a series of childish tweets (see below). The episode reached a climax when the team released this teaser image of its 2014 F1 car, the E22.

Of course, Lotus is pissed off at McLaren for what appears to be the certain poaching of its Team Principal Eric Boullier. We have to question, though, are schoolyard antics and name calling the correct response for what is supposed to be a professional F1 team, albeit one who does like to communicate with a very informal voice?

Anyway, that’s the side show, the main event is that two-pronged nose on the E22. The car won’t make its debut until the second week of pre-season testing in Bahrain (19–22 February).

[Source: Twitter]

UPDATE: Lotus has revealed a new photo from above, clearly showing the uneven twin forks on the nose of the E22.

2014 Lotus E22

2014 Lotus E22

2014 Lotus E22