It’s been a tough few months for Lotus. Granted, most of their issues stem from not having their finances in check, but to lose both your star driver and Team Principal in between seasons is difficult. Romain Grosjean proved he was ready for the challenge of leading a team in the latter half of 2013, but will there even be a team for him to lead much longer?
Thursday it was announced that Team Principal Eric Boullier would be leaving Lotus immediately. Soon after the team took to social media and hastily released images of the 2014 car, the E22.
In many ways the E22 is very much like the rest of the cars we’ve seen so far in 2014. It looks quite good from the side, but come around to the front and you won’t find the finger nose that the other teams are sporting.
Instead, Lotus has gone all feminine. The asymmetrical, split nose on the E22 could prove to be the most radical design of the 2014 season. Whether it will actually dominate on the track is another story.
2014 is shaping to be another strange year in Formula 1.
Photos courtesy of Lotus.