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New Lotus to be called E20

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When the new Lotus breaks cover it will be known as the E20 © Sutton Images
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This year's Lotus car will be called the E20, the team has revealed.

Last year's car was called the R31, in accordance with Renault's numbering tradition, but with the name-change to Lotus for 2012, the team has decided to honour the factory staff by naming the new car E20 - 'E' for Enstone.

The '20' is a reference to the fact the new single seater is the twentieth made at Enstone since the then Benetton team relocated in 1992. The E20 will be revealed on February 5, the day before Kimi Raikkonen debuts it at Jerez on the eve of the opening 2012 group test.