The Indonesian capital of Jakarta is the latest city to be added to the season six calendar.
This new race, taking place on a temporary street circuit near the National Monument in Merdeka Square, is scheduled to take place on June 6th, 2020.
“The calendar for this coming season of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship was already shaping up to be something special, but to add another race in Asia and Indonesia in particular is incredibly exciting,” said Alberto Longo, Co-Founder & Deputy CEO of Formula E.
“Indonesia already has an affinity with motorsport – hosting races and events in the past and developing drivers who’ve progressed up the ladder – as well as having an extremely engaged and growing fan base.”
“On top of that, it’s also an emerging market for electric vehicles, with increased investment already being made to push production and clean up the air around the cities. Formula E wants to play a part in that positive change and with the most competitive grid of manufacturers in motorsport, I can’t wait to go green in Jakarta on June 6 next year.”
“Thank you to both Ikatan Motor Indonesia and the city of Jakarta for making it happen and collectively supporting the wider electric movement.”
“We are delighted that ABB FIA Formula E is finally coming to Jakarta. With the recently signed regulation on Electric Vehicles by Indonesia’s President, Joko Widodo, the ABB Formula E event in Jakarta will certainly raise public awareness about electric vehicles which can reduce emissions and make a positive impact on the environment.” said Chunyuan Gu, Formula E title sponsor ABB’s AMEA Regional President.
“As an expert in electrification and the world leader of EV charging solutions, ABB is proud to present the Jakarta E-Prix as an example of what’s achievable when it comes to e-mobility. So today we start the countdown to next year’s Jakarta E-Prix.”
The track layout for the Jakarta E-Prix won’t be revealed until the World Motorsport Council meeting in October, where the rest of the season six calendar will also be confirmed.