Formula E to race in Indonesian capital Jakarta in 2020

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship has confirmed that it will race in Jakarta in Season 6.

The race in the Indonesian capital is set to take place on June 6 and is one of a number of new venues for the looming 2019/20 campaign, with London rejoining the calendar while the series will race in Seoul for the first time.

"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, Formula E co-founder and Cheif Championship Officer.

“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 fan base."

The layout and configuration of the circuit in Jakarta will be revealed at a later date although the series will race through the National Monument in Merdeka Square in the city centre.

“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," Longo added. 

“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."

An updated 2019/20 calendar will be published following the next FIA World Motorsport Council meeting in October.