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Music

With Virgin’s heritage and roots, would we ever take part in an event like this if there wasn’t music? No chance! Formula E is not just about motorsport. As a global entertainment brand with city-centre racing at its heart, music plays an important role in the series.

It’s never too early to get the party started…

The vision of Formula E is to provide fans with amazing entertainment both on and off the track with the inclusion of great DJs, bands and artists playing live in the eVillage (fan zone). Previous races have seen the likes of renowned DJs Felix Jaehn and Carl Cox play to fans ensuring a great day out for everyone. There’s even the resident Formula E ‘EJ’, playing throughout the day and well into the night.

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eGaming

With Formula E, it’s not just about watching the action, it’s also about experiencing it.  For fans attending the race, there is the eRace; an exhibition gaming event that takes place within the eVillage. One driver per team, including one lucky fan, get to go head-to-head in a simulator race in front of thousands of attendees, with the whole event broadcast live via YouTube.

It’s not just about watching the action, it’s also about experiencing it…

For those at home, there’s also the chance to prove yourself online. Held before each race of the Formula E season, fans simply have to log onto Forza Motorsport 6 and visit the ‘Rivals’ mode. There, they will find the Formula E Race Off Pro Series event and have the chance to set their fastest times in hot lap competitions.

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Interaction

This is where Formula E becomes truly groundbreaking. Unlike in any other form of motorsport, in Formula E fans are able to influence the outcome of the event by voting for their favourite driver before the race has even started, and, in fact, up to six minutes into the race.

You have the power to boost the drivers…

The three drivers with the most votes each get a FanBoost which provides an extra 100kJ of extra energy to be used in a power window between 190kW and 200kW. You can vote for Sam or Alex through Twitter and Instagram, by using the relevant hashtags, and also through the Formula E website and app.

To vote for Sam or Alex be sure to tag your Twitter and Instagram posts with either #FanBoost #Sambird OR #FanBoost #AlexLynn, or head to ‘fanboost.formulae.com

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