It’s definitely Lucas di Grassi’s favourite option – to scrap the website and app voting and have voting only take place on social media. The main aim of the feature is to engage fans and, as di Grassi rightly pointed out in London, this engagement takes place on social media, so it makes sense to keep the Twitter and Instagram votes. It would keep the feature open and allows for the transparency fans and drivers have been asking for this season.
It does have a down side. If voting is limited to social media, that excludes those without access to Twitter and the likes, as well as those who prefer to keep their accounts private. In China, for example, there is no access to Twitter, and limiting voting to social media would exclude a huge portion of Formula E’s fan base. The series can, of course, get around that by including sites like Tencent QQ, QZone, or Sina Weibo.