It was confirmed this morning that the ABB FIA Formula E Championship will add the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, to the 2019/2020 calendar.
The exact layout for the Jakarta E-Prix circuit has yet to be revealed however the race is scheduled for the 6th of June 2020 and will apparently see the 24 strong Formula E field race around the National Monument in Merdeka Square.
“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.”
As well as Jakarta, season 6 will see Formula E visit South Korea for the first time with the Seoul E-Prix and London return to the calendar for the first time since season 2. According to the current race schedule the Indonesian visit is set to slot in between Berlin and New York but with Seoul preceding Berlin it is suspected that the German race will be moved to allow both Asian events occur before a return to Europe.
All the season 6 calendar updates will be announced next month after the FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting.