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Fanboost Expansion Confirmed

WMSC ratifies move to expand Fanboost to five drivers per race…

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Several additions to the ABB FIA Formula E Championship sporting regulations have been ratified by the World Motorsport Council after its meeting in St. Petersburg this week.

As revealed by e-racing365 last week, Fanboost has been expanded to include five drivers who will now receive the extra 25 kW of power.

This is voted for by viewers and enthusiasts of the all-electric championship and will be opened six days before the race and be able to be activated by the winning drivers on one occasion after 22 minutes of the race has passed.

In addition to the Fanboost additions, the WMSC also mandated the use of biometric gloves.

E-racing365 broke the news in October that the gloves would be an addition to the safety requirements in Formula E.

The gloves, which are already used in Formula 1, use sensors that give data such as pulse oximetry and other valuable insight into a driver’s condition while on track or in the event of an accident.

Further clarification was also given on the new attack mode that drivers will use in Season Five.

The number, duration and minimum time of arming the attack mode will be determined by the FIA ahead of each event, at least one hour before the start of the race, as predicted by e-racing365 last month.

Sam Smith is e-racing365's Formula E Editor. A 20-year veteran in motorsports media, including press officer roles in both the FIA Sportscar Championship and at Lola Group, Smith is a well-known face in the Formula E paddock, where he served as series editor for from 2014-17. Contact Sam

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    December 7, 2018 at 6:59 am

    I’d still prefer they got rid of fanboost and focused on attack mode but adding more drivers is definitely a good idea.

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