The Indonesian capital will host the all-electric racing series for the first time in season six
The 2019/20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship calendar gained a new venue, Jakarta’s debut Formula E race is schedule to take place on June 6 next year.
The event will see the drivers race round the National Monument in Merdeka Square in the centre of the city. A detailed track layout and circuit configuration will be revealed at a later date.
Formula E is continuing to expand its global reach and mass appeal with another event in an emerging market for electric vehicles in Asia. One more example of Formula E’s dual mission to bring motorsport to high profile city centre locations and raise awareness of electric vehicle technologies.
Alberto Longo, Co-Founder & Chief Championship Officer of Formula E said: “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 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.”
The updated calendar and full list of dates and destinations for season six will be published following the next FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting in October.