Indonesia has officially joined the FIA Formula E Championship calendar in the 2019/20 season with Jakarta to host the ePrix.
Formula E announced the addition of Indonesia to its 2019/20 calendar with capital city Jakarta to host the ePrix on June 6, with the circuit to be around the National Monument in Merdeka Square.
For now, the Jakarta ePrix falls after Germany and before New York but considering that Seoul is happening just before Germany, it is more or less certain that the Berlin ePrix will change.
If it does then Indonesia will be the final race of Asia. The details of the new circuit will be revealed at a later stage with the calendar changes to be also notified after the next World Motor Sport Council meet.
“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 & Chief Championship Officer 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.” Meanwhile, Chunyuan Gu, ABB AMEA Regional President, added:
“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.
“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.”