System E won’t award some extent to probably the most environment friendly driver in every race of the 2018/19 championship, Motorsport.com has realized.
The sequence had evaluated changing the present level out there for setting the quickest lap with one to reward for the motive force within the prime 5 positions who used the least quantity of power in a race.
However it’s understood that this was rejected by the FIA’s World Motor Sport Council and the factors format utilized in season 4 – solely drivers within the prime 10 can rating the quickest lap level – will stay.
“It was an idea that obtained proposed,” BMW Andretti group principal and FE Sporting Working Group member Roger Griffiths defined to Motorsport.com.
“It obtained introduced prematurely [but the idea] was an consequence of an SWG assembly. However then when it went to both the System E committee or the World Council it obtained rejected.
“It’s a pleasant thought however when you begin to suppose by the challenges, is it the precise factor to say ‘nicely I completed fifth [and] I used to be probably the most environment friendly automobile, however I wasn’t going as quick because the man that completed first’.
“It was just a bit bit bizarre – it was a kind of issues that wanted extra thought.”
In its first two seasons, FE awarded two factors for the motive force setting the quickest lap, however this was lowered to 1 for season three.
Griffiths described how the SWG is evaluating methods to reintroduce that additional level, including that “It will be actually good if we may discover one thing that we may have one other story about – [fast lap with attack mode] was one of many strategies, most overtakes and so on”.
“We’re truly in a state of affairs the place we’ve got a lacking level,” he continued.
“We had two factors for quickest lap after which we had all these conditions the place individuals had been pitting with a problem or no matter – [they’d] make it again to the pits, reset the automobile after which had no likelihood of ending within the prime 10 however may set the quickest lap and get two factors.
“That was truly extra factors than ending 10th – so in the long run they docked it so it solely obtained one level for quickest lap and one level for 10th place.
“However that time by no means obtained reassigned and there’s prize cash related to factors so there may be an sum of money floating round.
“So we’ve been debating what to do with that time. We haven’t had it for the final [two] years and now we’re speaking about bringing it again and the way we must always finest use it.
“Let’s doing one thing that you simply’ve truly obtained concrete knowledge for.
“Like in soccer you’ve obtained man of the match however that’s type of determined by the commentary crew and could be very subjective.
“We considered issues on social media [too] however then we’ve seen the challenges with fanboost. We don’t have a solution but, however it’s simply the form of issues we debate.”