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.
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 OnlineMcLaren
31 January TBCFerrari
1 February MaranelloForce India
1 February SilverstoneSauber
2 February Hinwil, SwitzerlandRed Bull Racing
3 February Milton KeynesMercedes
4 February JerezToro Rosso
4 February JerezCaterham
5 February JerezWilliams
19 February BarcelonaF1 2013 Winter tests:Jerez test
5-8 FebruaryBarcelona test 1
19-22 FebruaryBarcelona test 2
28 February-3 March