FanBoost—where fans vote to give a driver an additional boost of power to use during an FIA Formula E Championship race—sets off no small amount of rage from purists who feel as if it’s a gimmick. However, drivers I’ve spoken with at this weekend’s Formula E race don’t seem to mind it, and series CEO Alejandro Agag…
One of the gimmicks Formula E uses to try getting fans more involved is Fanboost: fans vote for their favorites to give them a boost in-race. During the series’ first-ever eRace that pit Formula E pros against professional gamers, however, the controversial gimmick had perhaps its biggest failure yet.
There's no doubt that Formula E is producing some great racing this season with six different winners in six races. Now Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag wants to tweak it a bit to add more fan involvement by letting fans vote for FanBoosts during the first ten minutes of the race.