Formula E plans in-race FanBoost voting for 2015/16 season

Voting for FanBoost during the course of Formula E races could be introduced as early as the coming second season of the FIA's electric-vehicle championship

Formula E plans in-race FanBoost voting for 2015/16 season

Series boss Alejandro Agag has long talked about his desire to allow fans to vote for the power hike awarded to three drivers while the race is taking place rather than ahead of each event.

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The FIA and Formula E are now known to be working on plans to bring those ambitions to reality in time for the 2015/16 season, which kicks off in Beijing on October 17.

Formula E sporting manager Benoit Dupont admitted that changes in the FanBoost regulations were under discussion without going into specifics.

"We can expect changes to the way FanBoost is implemented, but we are still working on them with the FIA and its legal department," he told AUTOSPORT.

Sources suggest that Formula E wants FanBoost voting to take place while the drivers are racing their first car and the power increase to be given to the most popular drivers when they are at the wheel of their second.

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Agag said earlier this year that he wanted in-race voting so that "the fans can see what is happening and then decide that they want to give this driver or that driver a boost".

The FIA is understood to have been against in-race voting taking place in season one because it wanted the results of the vote to be properly audited, a process that was undertaken by leading accountancy firm Price Waterhouse Cooper during the inaugural campaign.

FanBoost voting in season one opened after the previous event and closed one hour before the race, with the result announced 20 minutes before the start.

The increase in the maximum race power for the second season of the championship from 150kW to 170kW is also set to be reflected in the new FanBoost regulations.

The FanBoost power level is set to rise from 180kW to 200kW, the same limit as in qualifying, and the time of the boost reduced from five to three seconds.

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