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Lotus to launch on January 28

ESPN Staff
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The new Lotus will break cover on January 28 © Sutton Images
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Lotus will unveil its 2013 car, the E21, during an online launch on January 28.

The launch will be the first of the new season and over a week ahead of the first test at Jerez when the car will hit the track. The unveiling will take place at the team's factory in Enstone and will be available to view via the team's YouTube channel or, for UK viewers, on the Sky Sports F1 channel.

The new car will carry the hopes of Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean as the team looks to build on its single victory and fourth-place finish in the constructors' championship in 2012. At the end of last year Raikkonen, who finished third in the drivers' championship, said he was confident he could be more competitive in his second year with Lotus.

"Hopefully we can build it up next year and I know the team next year so it should be a bit more easy to start strong next season."