Attack Mode

Go off the racing line and get rewarded with the power to attack. Worth the risk?

The 2018/19 season is set to be more intense than ever before. New Attack Mode lets every driver pick up an extra hit of power at their own risk.


To fire up ATTACK MODE, drivers will need to arm their car, drive off the racing line, and through the Activation Zone. It’s only here that they’ll be able to collect an extra 25 kW of power. Drivers that secure the extra speed, can use it for a few laps when they want to race harder, giving them the edge to keep ahead of the competition.

attack mode arm button

The details of ATTACK MODE (the number, duration and the minimum amount of times drivers can arm it) are decided by the FIA one hour before the race, meaning the teams and drivers only have 60 minutes to decide the race strategy, ushering in more uncertainty and unexpected action. 

How can I tell if a driver is in ATTACK MODE?  

the halo of a formula e gen2 racing car

New for the 2018/19 season, Formula E's new Gen2 car features the FIA Halo protection system. Setting it apart from any other racing series on the planet, the Gen2's Halo changes colour depending on the racing mode the driver has activated. 

If the Halo glows blue, the car and driver are in ATTACK MODE. When the halo glows magenta, however, the driver has activated FANBOOST.