One of our favourite and definitely one of the most sci-fi features of Formula E from last year is now back – FanBoost!
This very Mario Kart-esque function allows fans to vote for who they want to see given a little boost during racing, by using their smartphone or computer.
Unsurprisingly, this makes those watching feel closer to the action than perhaps any other race series allows, and is just another mind-bending way in which Formula E makes the most of its cutting-edge technologies.
This year, fans can even vote for their favourite driver during each race, meaning that you don’t even have to make your mind up on who you fancy winning before the green light shows. The potential to have some fun here is endless, we feel…
The three drivers with the most votes will each receive an extra 100kJ of power to be used in a window between 180kW and 200kW. When deploying this magical secret weapon, it can only be used once – a series of short bursts will not be possible.
Follow the progress of your favourite driver via the live FanBoost leaderboard which monitors real-time voting. As well as being able to vote during the race, fans will also find it much easier to have their say as changes to the voting system will make it possible to vote using a hashtag on Twitter and Instagram.
To submit your vote using a hashtag you must include ‘#FanBoost’, plus a hashtag followed by the full name of the one driver you wish to vote for. If you need a little help deciding, be sure to hit up our handy ‘who’s-who’ guide on this season’s drivers.
Check out the official FanBoost site to get your votes in now for the first race of the season – the held at Beijing’s Olympic Green Circuit on October 24.