Lotus F1 has confirmed its 2012 chassis will be known as the 'E20'

The Lotus F1 team has confirmed that it will name this year’s challenger the ‘E20’, after a type of ethanol fuel in recognition of its twentieth anniversary of operation from its Enstone headquarters.

With the team – which originally started out as Toleman in the early 1980s – now running its fourth name (having also been Benetton and Renault), it has also elected to amend its chassis-naming, opting for the ‘E’ prefix to honour the team’s Enstone headquarters.

The team relocated to its current home in 1992, and this will be the twentieth car produced at the factory.

The E20 will be unveiled on February 5, one day before pre-season testing kicks off at Spain’s Jerez circuit.

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