In every second of a race, it all comes down to the inch. It’s a tough fight. Every gap is used, and every attempt is made to hold the position – or better still improve it. The fight for the racing line is a hard one, particularly when it comes to tight corners. So why should a driver diverge from the racing line and risk taking the long way around?
It is no longer a secret that Formula E is an extraordinary racing series – ultimately, the past few years have seen it establish itself with its innovative concept. And the fact that it regularly questions itself and improves is part of its short history. For example, attack mode was added to the 2018/19 season. The goal: to make racing more exciting. To use this mode, the driver must consciously deviate from the racing line, drive exactly through a marked area, and take the long way around - something that would be unthinkable in traditional motorsport. However, for their deviation from the best racing line the driver is rewarded with an extra 35kW of power. So that the teams are not able to prepare a suitable strategy in advance, the race organizers only release the attack mode details 60 minutes before the start of the race. The precise zones, the duration, and the number of possible uses of the attack mode are therefore a new surprise every time.