Attack mode explained

Formula E has announced how the new attack mode race format will feature in this season’s race weekends as well as how it will be presented to TV and trackside viewers.

To launch the attack mode drivers must travel through an off-line activation zone, featuring three timing sensors, after arming the attack mode via a button on their steering wheels to access a higher power mode of 225kW.

This is designed to ensure drivers lose time before getting access to the higher power mode – with the system, which is mandatory to use.

Drivers who are in the attack mode will have their halo glow blue which shows that they are in attack mode, making it easier for viewers at the races and watching on TV.

Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag is excited to see the attack mode in action and is delighted that Formula E is innovating a new style of racing.

“Formula E broke the mould by being the first to go electric – so it’s clear we aren’t scared of trying new things. Whether that’s introducing new on-track innovations or tweaking the format of the race, or creating new ways for fans to follow or interact with the sport.
“I’m eager to see the competitive debut of the Gen2 car and attack mode in action during a race scenario on the tight and challenging street circuits that have come to define our series. I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time, and this is the year where the ABB FIA Formula E Championship comes of age,” said Agag.
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