Iconic National Monument in Indonesian capital of Jakarta will be the scenery on June 6th of a new Formula E race in season six, joining Seoul and London in a new venue.
Jakarta will host Formula E for first time adding to the long list of iconic cities featured on the 2019/20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship calendar.
Indonesia is an important market to reach new fans and inspire future generations to embrace clean energy and tackle devastating effects of air pollution
A full grid of 24 cars and the most competitive line-up in motorsport, including new manufacturers Mercedes-Benz and Porsche, will navigate their way around the National Monument in Merdeka Square in the centre of the city – subject to circuit homologation and approval of the FIA World Motor Sport Council.
Formula E is continuing to expand its global reach and mass appeal with another event in an emerging market for electric vehicles in Asia.
As the fourth most populated country on the planet – behind only China, India and the USA – Indonesia is an important strategic market for Formula E, helping to inspire future generations to embrace clean energy and in turn tackle the devastating effects of air pollution.
The track layout and circuit configuration will be revealed at a later date, along with the updated calendar and full list of dates and destinations for season six following the next FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting in October.
Alberto Longo, Co-Founder & Chief Championship Officer of Formula E
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. Indonesia 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.
Source: Formula E
Photo: the iconic National Monument in the middle of Merdeka Square, the setting for the Jakarta E-Prix scheduled on June 6.
Photo: ‘Courtesy of Formula E’
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