Lotus will become the first F1 team to go public with their 2013 car when they unveil the E21 online on Monday evening.

The team announced that they would stream the car launch live from their base in Enstone via their Official YouTube channel, starting at 7.15pm.

The launch of the Renault-engined car will also be covered in the UK by Sky Sports News. The team's confirmed 2013 race drivers, Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean, will be in attendance at the event. Team boss Eric Boullier is also expected to speak at the presentation of the new car.

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Lotus also planned a live online launch for the 2012 predecessor car last February, but at the time there were technical problems with the website specially set up for the occasion, and most people's first glimpse of the E20 was in a video of the launch subsequently posted to YouTube after the event.

The timing of this year's launch means that Lotus will be three days earlier in unveiling their new car than any of the other teams. McLaren is next up with a launch at their Woking headquarters on January 31, with Ferrari and Force India following the next day.

Sauber, Red Bull, Mercedes, Toro Rosso and Caterham then follow over the next few days before the first public outing for all the teams' new wares at the first pre-season test session of the year to be held at Jerez in Spain from February 5-8.

Currently only Marussia is yet to announce when its car launch will take place, while Williams F1's launch event will not happen until February 19 meaning that the team will run its old car at the first test at Jerez.

F1 2013 Launch Dates:

Lotus 28 January Online McLaren 31 January TBC Ferrari 1 February Maranello Force India 1 February Silverstone Sauber 2 February Hinwil, Switzerland Red Bull Racing 3 February Milton Keynes Mercedes 4 February Jerez Toro Rosso 4 February Jerez Caterham 5 February Jerez Williams 19 February Barcelona

F1 2013 Winter tests:

Jerez test 5-8 February Barcelona test 1 19-22 February Barcelona test 2 28 February-3 March