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F1: Lotus F1 Team launches E22-Renault in Bahrain (+photos)

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Lotus F1 Team Wednesday launched its 2014 Renault turbo-powered E22 at Bahrain International Circuit, site of the second winter Formula 1 test session.

Photos of the car which sports a controversial fork nose circulated on the web for quite a long time.

F1 Lotus E22 Romain Grosjean
Romain Grosjean, Lotus E22. (Photo: WRi2)

The team, now led by Genii's Gerard Lopez unveiled the new Lotus in the paddock of the Bahrain circuit.

The E22 will be tested for the next four days by Frenchman Romain Grosjean and newcomer Pastor Maldonado.

F1 Lotus E22
Lotus E22. (Photo: WRi2)

F1 Lotus E22 Romain Grosjean
Romain Grosjean, Lotus E22. (Photo: WRi2)

F1 Lotus E22 Romain Grosjean
Romain Grosjean, Lotus E22. (Photo: WRi2)