Extreme E's GridPlay explained
Extreme E, the electric off-road racing series, gets underway next weekend (3-4 April) in AlUla, Saudi Arabia and the series has now revealed how GridPlay - its fan engagement concept - will work.
What is it?
GridPlay puts fans at the heart of the action, giving them the opportunity to vote for their favourite driver. Teams with the most votes can select their spot on the starting line for the final race.
How does it work?
Fans vote for their favourite driver and those votes are added together to calculate the team score. The five teams that have qualified for the Final take its percentage of the votes. The four teams that don’t make the Final ‘gift’ their votes to a team of their choice so every vote matters.
The team with the most votes is able to select its grid position for the Final first, followed by the team with the second most votes and so on.
When can you vote?
Voting opens four days before the final and closes one hour after the start of the Crazy Race. For Saudi Arabia, votes can be cast from Wednesday 31March to 1100 Saudi time on Sunday 4 April.
Where can you vote?
Fans can vote for their favourite driver twice per day per platform via the Extreme E website and on Twitter using #GridPlay#DriverName.
When will the winning team be revealed?
Viewers can watch the GridPlay winner selection ceremony live on the Sunday of the X Prix through the broadcast. A full list of global broadcasters is available here.
Alejandro Agag, Founder and CEO of Extreme E, said: “Engaging with fans is a key priority for Extreme E, and I’m really looking forward to seeing GridPlay in action in Saudi Arabia. The Extreme E team has certainly created an element of theatre, which is super important as Extreme E is an entertainment product.”