Formula E reveals 'futuristic' new front wings for season three

Formula E has revealed the first official images of the new front wing it will introduce for the 2016/17 season

Formula E reveals 'futuristic' new front wings for season three

The "futuristic" front-end has been tested on track in recent weeks by a number of teams, with Mahindra sharing photos of the design on Twitter.

As revealed by Autosport in March, the electric single-seater series will feature a new nose shape and front wing design for its third campaign.

The new kit is being introduced for aesthetic reasons, not aerodynamic gain.

FE CEO Alejandro Agag said: "Formula E aims to be different, and this new front wing creates a look that's different to every other car out there.

"I think this is a great addition to our car and further emphasises the fact that this is a modern, forward-thinking championship that is taking a completely different approach to all other racing series."

Abt Audi Sport, which is understood to have trialled the new front wing on track, has also tweeted a mock-up of its 2015/16 car with the new front wing.

FE champion Sebastien Buemi said he liked the new wing, the top tier of which can be seen from inside the cockpit.

"It looks a little bit more futuristic, and from inside the car you can see the top part of the wing, so visually for the driver there is also a small change," he said.

"We want Formula E to look different and be different, and the new wing is a good way of showing that."

Other changes for the 2016/17 campaign include upgraded, lighter Michelin tyres and a new steering wheel, although a mooted upgrade to a button-based brake-bias adjustment system has not come to fruition.

The appearance of the cars will take a more dramatic shift when a new chassis comes in for season five, but the FE and the FIA have yet to announce who has won the tender for the single-chassis supply.

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