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Jakarta added to Formula E calendar

Formula E will race around the National Monument in Indonesian capital of Jakarta as part of the 2019/20, with the race scheduled for June.

Jakarta is the second new city and third new venue to be confirmed for the championship’s sixth season.

The circuit layout is yet to be announced, but the championship has confirmed the 24-car field will have to navigate its way around the National Monument in Merdeka Square.

“The calendar for this coming season… was already shaping up to be something special, but to add another race in Asia and Indonesia in particular is incredibly exciting,” said chief championship officer Alberto Longo.

“Indonesia 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 fanbase.

“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 6th 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.”

The Jakarta E-Prix will take place on June 6th, a slot which had not been included in the initial calendar announced in June. The updated calendar, with the complete list of dates and destinations, will be released after the next FIA World Motorsport Sport Council meeting in October.

Bethonie Waring

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