Lotus has become the seventh team to set a 'launch' date for its 2012 F1 car.

The Enstone-based outfit will reveal the replacement for the Lotus Renault GP R31 on Sunday February 5 at 17.00 hours CET. The unveiling will take place online and will coincide with the launch of the squad's new website.

The following day, an 'event' will be held at 13.00 hours [local time] in the specially-built Lotus F1 Team dome structure situated in the car park area within the Jerez paddock. After there will be a press conference with race drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean, as well as technical director James Allison, and team principal Eric Boullier all in attendance.

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The team also intends to conduct the first runs with the car in the afternoon, with Raikkonen at the wheel and due to do a shakedown at around 14.00 hours [local time].

Meanwhile, Lotus has also confirmed its provisional winter testing programme. Raikkonen will run for the first two days at Jerez, from February 7-8, before Grosjean takes over from February 9-10.

At Barcelona, Grosjean will start (February 21-22), before Kimi does the final two days (February 23-24). The second Barcelona test, from March 1-4, mirrors that pattern, with Grosjean out on the opening two days and Raikkonen finishing proceedings off from March 3-4, ahead of the season opener in Australia on March 18.

F1 2012 Launch Dates:

Caterham F1 26 January F1 Racing magazine and Twitter/Facebook McLaren 1 February Woking Ferrari 3 February Maranello Force India 3 February Silverstone Lotus 5 February Online Sauber 6 February Jerez Red Bull 6 February Online