Attack mode to spice up Formula E

Attack mode to spice up Formula E

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December 9, 2018

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship has announced a new technology, called Attack Mode, that will impact the racing in the Nissan e.dams team’s first season in the championship.

Attack Mode is a new-for-season-five addition to Formula E. The concept provides an extra 25kW power boost to the Gen2 cars.

To activate Attack Mode, drivers must activate the Attack Mode button on their steering wheel before driving over a series of sensors off the typical racing line.

Once all three sensors in the activation zone have been triggered, that driver will be granted the additional 25kW power bump.

“Attack Mode will be really interesting for season five,” Sebastien Buemi said.

“It will be a bit of a surprise every weekend, because the FIA won’t release the exact specifics until just before the event.

“Because of that, it will be difficult to test on the simulator. It is going to add another variable to the championship which could really shake up the race.”

All drivers will have to engage Attack Mode at least once during the race, with the specific time period and number of activations allowed released just prior to the event.

Like with fan boost, halo lights, as well as virtual reality graphics on screen, will be used to signal attack mode being engaged.