The FIA Formula E Championship has today officially launched the interactive FanBoost initiative allowing fans to vote for their favourite driver giving them an extra ‘speed burst’ during the race, helping to aid overtaking.
In a change to the first proposed format, the top three drivers with the most votes will each receive one boost, temporarily increasing their car’s power from 133kw (180bhp) to 200kw (270bhp). Votes can be cast online here and via the official Formula E app (which launches September 1) with voting opening from the start of the previous race and closing shortly before the start of the race.
Those voting online will be able to select just one driver, whilst those using the app will get five. The online voting system (iframe) will also be hosted on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Sina Weibo. Votes can be changed any number of times up until the closing date. Every time a vote is placed it can be shared forwards as a hashtag and appear in a timeline on Facebook or Weibo generating further social interaction.
To find out more about FanBoost or to cast your vote please click here.
Guide to FanBoost
What is FanBoost?
Fans can give their favourite driver an extra speed boost by voting for them prior to the race.
Who gets the FanBoost?
The three drivers with the most votes will each receive one 2.5-second ‘power boost’, temporarily increasing their car’s power from 133kw (180bhp) to 200kw (270bhp).
How do I vote?
Votes can be cast online at www.fiaformulae.com as well as the Official Formula E Facebook, Twitter and Sina Weibo pages from July 1 and via the official Formula E app, which launches on September 1.
How many votes do I get?
Those voting online and via social media will be able to select just one driver, while those using the app will get five.
Can I change my vote?
A vote can be changed at anytime up until the vote closes, the final registered vote is the only one that counts.
Can the vote be shared?
Every time a person votes and changes their vote, whether that’s through the app, social media or the website, it can be shared into their Facebook timeline, as a hashtag in their Twitter timeline and on their Sina Weibo timeline.
When does the vote close?
The vote closes on the day of the race.
When is FanBoost announced?
The FanBoost recipients are revealed to the teams 20mins before the race starts.
How is the vote protected?
We are working with PriceWaterhouseCoopers to independently validate the vote collection and counting procedure.