Coronavirus forces the cancellation of the Jakarta E-Prix

The Jakarta E-Prix has become the third Formula E race to be officially postponed following the spread of the coronavirus. 

The race was scheduled to take place on June 6, but will now fall off the championship calendar along with the recently delayed Rome and Sanya events.

The full statement from Formula E follows.

“With the growing number of COVID-19 cases in countries where Formula E currently has events scheduled to be held, we are evaluating contingency plans to lessen the potential impact of coronavirus and maintain the highest possible number of races on the calendar for season six,” said Alberto Longo, Co-Founder of Formula E.

“It is a fluid situation, developing on a daily basis and we remain realistic and flexible in our approach to alternative options, which will be communicated in due course. 

“These include adding double-headers to existing events, using permanent facilities and racing behind closed doors if necessary and advised to do so by local authorities in any given location,” added Longo.

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