In the 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship the Formula E car will sport a bold new look for, thanks to the introduction of a new front wing. The new two-tier wing makes the fully-electric single-seater look more aggressive and unlike any other single seater racer competing today at the moment.
Formula E 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 emphasizes the fact that this is a modern, forward-thinking championship that is taking a completely different approach to all other racing series.”
FIA President Jean Todt, said: “The FIA Formula E Championship is not just a great environment in which to develop a completely electric powertrain with new battery technologies, but it is also a platform for experimenting with innovative solutions when it comes to designing single-seater racing cars.”
Reigning Formula E champion Sebastien Buemi (Renault e.Dams), added: “I like the look of the new front wing – 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. We want Formula E to look different and be different, and the new wing is a good way of showing that. I don’t think it will make too big of an impact on aero which isn’t in the ethos of this championship – but it’s a good way to show visual development heading to Hong Kong for the start of season three.”
The 10 teams, with the new addition of Jaguar and Techeetah, have six days of official testing to prepare their challengers for the opening round of the third season of the world’s first fully-electric racing series in Hong Kong on October 9th.
All manufacturers are also entitled to an additional 15 days of private testing which expires on July 31. The first official collective test gets underway on August 23rd, at Donington Park with two days open to members of the public August 24th and 25th.