‘Push to pass’ option preferred for Formula E Season Five says Evans

As ‘Hyperboost’, a working-title, was confirmed to be the newest change to the FIA Formula E Championship for the 2018/19 season, many drivers don’t seem too keen on the new idea, with the prospect of it being too gimmicky a serious risk.

Hyperboost, a power mode that would see the drivers receive a ‘boost’ of energy from 200kw to 250kw, was confirmed to be coming into effect from next season at the FIA World Motorsport Council earlier this week.

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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 katyfairman.com “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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