Season 3 of the all electric FIA Formula E series is due to kick off on the 9th October amidst the spectacular backdrop of the Hong Kong ePrix. Whilst the teams and drivers gear up in preparation for the new season, fans have been treated to images of the new look front wing styling that makes up the latest Formula E car. With season 3 fast approaching, the FIA have revealed details of the new look cars due to be campaigned by the 20 strong field of drivers. Visually the main difference can be found at the front of the car. Aggressive styled front wings add a futuristic element to the already aggressive styling of the current Formula E machine, whilst adding additional downforce at the front of the car. Although top speeds rarely exceed 135kph as the championship visits a host of narrow, twisting street tracks from Hong Kong, Marrakech, Buenos Aires, Monaco, Paris, Montreal and New York, additional front downforce is no doubt aimed at promoting closer on track action and increase the possibility to overtake in often difficult driving conditions. Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag had the following to say of the new cars: “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.” FIA President Jean Todt added: “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.” In other season 3 news, Mahindra Racing have confirmed fan favourite Bruno Senna, nephew of the great Aryton Senna, has been replaced as team mate to Nick Heidfield with highly rated up and coming Formula Three winner Felix Rosenqvist. Rosenqvist and Heidfeld have already spent time with the new M3Electro, completing almost 2,200km of running over 15 days of testing in July across multiple tracks in Spain. Felix Rosenqvist: “I’m thrilled to join Mahindra Racing at this exciting time. Racing in Formula E will be something genuinely brand new to me. It’s a step into the unknown, but I’ve had a very warm welcome by Mahindra Racing and I have a strong and experienced team-mate in Nick. I’ve tested the car already and I look forward to intensifying our preparations during the two pre-season tests at Donington. I love new challenges and this is going to be a massive one, for sure. I’m fully aware that it will take some time to learn the trade of electric racing, as the technology in Formula E is so different to what I’m accustomed. You need to be fast, as always, but you also have to be clever and energy-efficient. I also find the calendar highly exciting. We’ll be racing on street tracks in some incredible locations, and I can’t wait for Hong Kong.” Ten teams are currently signed up for the third season of Formula E, with many seats still available and further driver announcements expected over the course of the Donington Park pre season test. The full list of registered teams can be seen below: ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport Andretti Formula E Faraday Future Dragon Racing DS Virgin Racing Jaguar Racing Mahindra Racing NextEV NIO Renault e.Dams Techeetah Venturi Formula E In other news, RaceDepartment will be attending the first official pre season test at Donington Park on Wednesday 24th August. Keep an eye out on RaceDepartment in the coming days for the latest images and news from Donington, and hopefully an exclusive interview or two from some of the top drivers in the series. Coming soon... Check out the RaceDepartment Formula E sub forum to discuss the upcoming Season 3 for the FIA's all electric championship. Looking forward to the 2016/17 FIA Formula E season? Like the look of the new car? Who do you think looks good for victory in the new season? Let us know in the comments section below!