Details emerge of new ‘hyperboost’ for season five of Formula E

Formula E is expected to initiate a ‘speed boost’ available to all drivers from season five onwards, as pitstops will be made redundant due to the introduction of the second generation Formula E car that will last the entire race distance.

The strategy, which will see the cars having to drive off the racing line in order to collect a ‘boost’ and then re-join the racing line, is the same “Mario Bros” idea that CEO of Formula E Alejandro Agag told Autosport about last month, “like when they get the little star and go faster,” he added.

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Steering issue hindered di Grassi’s Berlin race

A steering issue with Lucas di Grassi’s second Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler car limited his chances at taking the win from team mate Daniel Abt this weekend at the Berlin ePrix.

Having fought his way up the grid and into second place after starting from fifth, making a small and un-characteristic mistake in the SuperPole shoot out earlier in the day,  he told “I think with the second car I definitely had the chance but my second car had some kind of problem. We need to investigate that.”

Discussing the issue in further detail, the season three Formula E champion said that issues with the vibration within the car even lead to him “just wanting to finish the race.”

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Lotterer found it “difficult to enjoy” the start of his Formula E career

Despite being one of the most experienced racing drivers on the current Formula E grid, racing in series such as the World Endurance Championship and previously winning the Super Formula Championship, Andre Lotterer confessed that the jump into Formula E “took time [in order] to feel at home and confident with everything”.

Talking to, Lotterer, who experiences his first home ePrix this weekend in Berlin, explained that he found himself having “so much to learn in a really short time.”

“I am enjoying it a lot now, but it was difficult to enjoy it,” the Techeetah driver stated. “But as soon as we had some better results, [I am] feeling more confident with everything.

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