You May Not Be A Race Car Driver, But You Can Help Your Favourite Driver Win!
Posted on: 08 January, 2019
Have you ever watched a race and wished you could get your favourite driver to go faster and finish on the podium? If yes, most Formula E fans know that that dream can in fact become reality.
Change the outcome of a race? You must be joking, right?
Not in Formula E. The world's first ever all-electric single seater racing championship offers us, the passioneers, an opportunity to get involved in the sport like never before with Fanboost. Fans can influence the result of the race and help push their favourite driver ahead of the pack. And the best part about it? You can do this from the comfort of your home, which means everyone can do it! I'll admit, there's nothing like the adrenaline of watching a race from the grandstands, but Fanboost means that everyone can get involved no matter where you're watching in the world.
From the fans, with love!
Fanboost is the official name of a power boost given to the top five voted for drivers each race, which can help them gain a competitive advantage over their rivals on the track. In the week leading up to the race, fans can access an online portal and vote for their favourite driver. You can also vote by tweeting your support support. The top five drivers receive a power boost in the second half of the race, which will last for five seconds.
This can completely turn the race on its head. Think of it this way – your favourite driver is contending for the lead, but a rival is leading; the driver you voted for wins Fanboost and is able to overtake using the extra power in the concluding moments of the race, giving you and other fans a reason to celebrate. This is exactly what I love about Fanboost; the additional power can help the driver make a crucial overtake or a bold, defensive move which could eventually propel them forward in the race (and the championship standings!). Being an intensely competitive championship, Fanboost adds that extra element of drama and vigour into races and I love the fact that it gives us die-hard fans of the sport a chance to support our favourite driver in their quest for the top spot.
Mahindra Racing – propelled by passion
In my five years as a Mahindra Racing fan, the team has transformed itself from a newcomer to the single-seater racing scene to a proven race winner and championship contender who can give the entire grid a run for their money. Do you know who, apart from the team has played a massive role in helping Mahindra Racing push forward? It is the unconditional support of all of us, the passioneers. Our Fanboost votes are only another way to boost our favourite team.
Does Fanboost actually make a difference?
Yes it does. The additional power boost of 25 kW translates to roughly 33 mechanical horsepower. This boost lasts for five seconds and the drivers generally use it on the longest straight of the track prior to a corner where they spot an overtaking opportunity. The boost of power is more than enough to enable the fan-boosted driver to accelerate their pace and make a race, or even championship-deciding, move.
Don't think twice! Make sure that you vote for Jérôme D’Ambrosio and Pascal Wehrlien.
How do I Fanboost the Mahindra Racing drivers?
Now that you know the theory, getting involved is simple! Fanboost opens on the Monday before each race and you can vote once a day for your chosen driver on Twitter as well as on the voting website.