27 Days to Formula-E at Putrajaya: Fanboost Voting Opens

Formula-E fans will now be able to vote for their favorite driver to get the “fanboost”, a 5-second boost of power.  The second Formula-E E-prix will take place at Putrajaya, Malaysia on November 22, 2014.  Late last week, FIA, the holding company for Formula-E announced that the popular “Fanboost” crowdsourcing promotion opened to the public.

The top 3 vote getters will receive a five-second power boost per car, per driver, temporarily increasing their car’s power from 150 kw to 180 kw.  That might not sound like much, but it’s the equivalent of a 40 bhp burst.  It’s like a nitro boost, but for an electric car.

Benoit Dupont, Formula E’s sporting manager, said:

“FanBoost is something that is not only unique to the FIA Formula E Championship but all sporting events as it allows fans to potentially influence the outcome of the race and to interact with the drivers rather than just watching at home. For race two, we have introduced voting in Chinese and Japanese languages with more languages available soon.”


Fans can click on this link to vote online.  Below are Fanboost’s FAQ, from the Formula-E official site:

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 five-second ‘power boost’, temporarily increasing their car’s power from 150kw (202.5bhp) to 180kw (243bhp).

How do I vote?

Votes can be cast online at www.fiaformulae.com as well as via broadcasters, sponsors and numerous partners websites including in China.

How many votes do I get?

Fans vote for one driver.

When does the vote close?

The vote closes 1 hour prior to the race.

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 it can be onto 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 20mins before the race starts on the official Formula E website and social media channels as well as on Television.

How is the vote protected?

We are a working with PriceWaterhouseCoopers to independently adjudicate the vote collection and counting procedure.


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