The worldwide outbreak of COVID-19 and the increasing number of cases in Indonesia has resulted in the Jakarta E-Prix being postponed.
Following consultation with Formula E, the FIA, Ikatan Motor Indonesia (IMI) and the Organising Committee of the Jakarta E-Prix (OC), the Governor of Jakarta, Anies Baswedan today instructed that the Jakarta E-Prix, scheduled for 6 June 2020 can no longer take place.
To protect the health and safety of the Formula E Championship drivers, teams, staff and spectators, this decision is seen as the most responsible course of action in response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation.
Alberto Longo, Co-Founder of Formula E said: “With the growing number of COVID-19 cases in countries where Formula E currently has events scheduled to be held, we are evaluating contingency plans to lessen the potential impact of coronavirus and maintain the highest possible number of races on the calendar for season 6.”
He went on to say: “It is a fluid situation, developing on a daily basis and we remain realistic and flexible in our approach to alternative options, which will be communicated in due course.
“These include adding double-headers to existing events, using permanent facilities and racing behind closed doors if necessary and advised to do so by local authorities in any given location.”
The situation in Jakarta is being closely monitored with both the relevant authorities and the OC to assess whether it’s possible to reschedule the Jakarta E-Prix at a later date.
The race is the latest event on the Formula E calendar to be postponed, with the Sanya and Rome E-Prixs – scheduled for March and April – also pushed back until further notice.