Loic Duval has received a timely boost from Usain Bolt after winning a pre-event challenge for a unique 'Bolt's FanBoost' at the Formula E season finale in London.

The challenge, set up by London ePrix title sponsor Visa, saw drivers compete in a 100m sprint race on the Battersea Park street circuit with the first across the finish line earning an endorsement from the fastest man of the planet and a better chance to win an extra FanBoost surge of power for this weekend's double header.

The victory could give Duval an increased chance of receiving the FanBoost, with help from Bolt's fan following. The French driver claimed glory ahead of Virign Racing's Sam Bird in second and the Audi Sport Abt's Daniel Abt in third.

"The challenge was great. Getting the fanboost will be a big advantage especially in London because the track is so narrow," Duval said.

The FanBoost feature was introduced at the start of the inaugural Formula E season to give fans opportunities to hand their favourite driver an extra speed boost by voting for them prior to the race. The three drivers with the most votes receive a five-second power boost to use once in the race which temporarily increases their car's power from 150kwatts to 180kwatts.

Bolt said: "I know a thing or two about speed but when competing I always get that extra boost from my fans. Being Formula E's fastest fan, I want to share this advantage with a lucky driver at the Visa London ePrix, but they have to work for it first."