E21 unleashed on track at Jerez circuit in Spain
Using a development version of the E21, the team will be focused primarily on shakedown installation, reliability and aerodynamic assessment.
Romain Grosjean will drive on Tuesday and Wednesday with Kimi Räikkönen taking the wheel for Thursday and Friday.
Both drivers, Team Principal Eric Boullier, Technical Director James Allison and Third Driver Davide Valsecchi will be available for on-site media opportunities.
Eric Boullier, Team Principal, Lotus F1 Team:
“There’s much excitement about the E21 and we now start the process of preparing it for race readiness. In many ways, pre-season testing is something of an unknown; no-one knows exactly what the other teams are doing and while some want to go for headline-grabbing fast times, others wish to hide their ultimate pace. Ultimately, all want to develop the fastest car out there. That’s certainly what we’re trying to do so it’s hopefully going to be very rewarding to see the E21 take its first steps.”