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Beginner's Guide To ATTACK MODE | Formula E Explained | ABB FIA Formula E Championship

Increasing the intensity of the on-track action is ATTACK MODE - a unique innovation in sport, introduced to enhance the fan spectacle and retain the unpredictable nature of electric street racing series.

New for this season, drivers will be able to access ATTACK MODE at any time during the race from the second lap - allowing them to chase down their rivals or build a lead to defend their position. ATTACK MODE temporarily boosts power levels from 200kW (in standard race mode) to 225kW, giving them the edge on their opponents for a short period of time.

With all 22 drivers engaging ATTACK MODE at one point during the race, the precise time period and amount of activations will be determined by the FIA - motorsport's governing body - ahead of the race, meaning it's up to the teams and drivers to decide the strategy.

In order to engage ATTACK MODE, the driver must pass through a defined activation zone placed off the racing line. The driver is required to arm ATTACK MODE on the steering wheel on the approach to the activation zone and manoeuvre through three timing sensors to complete the loop and receive instant power.

To help fans follow ATTACK MODE, the Formula E host broadcast will incorporate Virtual Reality - with the activation zone rendered on the track as a tied to field graphic. The cutting-edge technology will harness trackside camera tracking, live telemetry data and powerful graphics engines to help bring audiences closer to the action.

While the drivers' will lose time - and possibly positions - in the short term by moving away from the fastest racing line around the track, they’ll have the opportunity to make up any lost ground and overtake with an immediate power advantage.

For the fans, the different power modes will be denoted using florescent LED lights embedded in the halo above the driver’s head, making it easier to follow all the action as and when it happens. When the LED lights glow electric blue, the car will be in ATTACK MODE (225kW), changing to magenta when deploying FANBOOST (240kW to 250kW).

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