Formula E announces Jakarta race for 2019/20 season

23 Sep 2019

By: Sport Industry Group

Formula E has confirmed that it will host a race in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta next year.

The 2020 Jakarta E-Prix will be included in a Formula E race calendar for the first time as the motorsport series - helmed by new CEO Jamie Reigle - heads into its sixth season on the back of announcing its first ever profit.

Jakarta joins London and Seoul as new venues for the 2019/20 season, and will see the electric car series take to the streets of one of the world’s most polluted cities in the process.

Alberto Longo, Co-Founder & Chief Championship Officer, Formula E said: “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.”

Big names Mercedes-Benz and Porsche will both enter into the series next season and will compete alongside fellow German manufacturers Audi and BMW, with Jaguar and Nissan among the already-established brands taking part in the sport.