The ABB FIA Formula E Championship hits the streets of the Indonesian capital of Jakarta for the first time ever on June 6, 2020. See the most competitive line up in motorsport battle on the streets as 24 cars and drivers navigate their way past the famous national landmark. Get ready Jakarta, we're coming for you.
Alongside Seoul and London, Jakarta joins the ABB FIA Formula E calendar as a brand new race city in the 2019/20 season of the all-electric street racing series.
On June 6, 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.
“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.”
With races already in Hong Kong, Formula E continues to expand it's global reach Asia - one of the world's greatest emerging markets for electric vehicles. With some of the biggest brands and carmakers on the planet going wheel-to-wheel on the streets, the race in Jakarta will further define electric technology for the cars of tomorrow, while helping to tackle the devastating effects of air pollution. As the fourth most populated country on the planet - behind only China, India and the USA - Formula E aims to inspire future generations to embrace clean energy.
“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, 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.”
With the event taking shape, 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 the 2019/20 season following the next FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting in October.