As Formula E visits Indonesia for the first time, Jakarta will become the 25th city to host the world’s premier fully-electric racing series. Ahead of this landmark event, here’s everything you need to know about the inaugural running of the Jakarta E-Prix...
Stats at a Glance
Race Length // 45 minutes + one lap
Lap Length // 2.37 kilometres
In Their Words
“Jakarta is a great addition to the Formula E calendar and we’re very excited for the weekend to get underway. Because Jakarta is a new city and a new circuit, we have no historic data so all teams enter the weekend on equal footing. We have spent a lot of time in the simulator to prepare but it will be extremely important to maximise all of our time during practice sessions so we can be in the best possible position for qualifying and the race. We are looking forward to trying to capitalise on the strong momentum we are currently enjoying following a successful race weekend in Berlin by taking the same approach that we always take, remaining focused on the task at hand and hopefully, scoring a pair of strong points finishes.”
“Asia is a region that I love to be in and I’m really looking forward to racing in Jakarta for the first time. The circuit looks quite challenging at initial glance but I’m someone who loves to learn so I can’t wait to explore and discover its corners and characteristics first hand. Because the track is new, practice will be very important and we will quickly establish how accurate our simulator preparations have been. In Berlin, we enjoyed a very strong performance with two pole positions, one victory and two podiums and I hope we can carry that form forward into this weekend.”
“The Jakarta circuit has a good mixture of low, medium and high-speed corners and will test every aspect of car performance. It is very tight and technical and embodies what Formula E and street circuit racing is all about. At this stage, we have done some good preparations in the simulator but we need to verify this work in practice. So far this season, we have shown very good pace and we know that we can fight at the front so this is the target for this weekend.”