The Jakarta E-Prix was the FIA Formula E World Championship’s newest race and when we visited the Indonesian capital, temperatures were high throughout the weekend.
With hard-fought action and a party-like atmosphere, the Jakarta International e-Prix Circuit didn’t disappoint and acted as the backdrop to one of our best weekends of racing this season.
Ahead of our planned return in 2023, we’re already counting down the days before we get to go racing in Jakarta once more.
Throughout the month of June, ROKiT Venturi Racing is Powered By Pride and when we arrived in Jakarta, we were thrilled to kick-start our Pride Month celebrations.
On Thursday, we were thrilled to unveil a revised visual identity featuring the Progress Pride flag on the Halo, headrest and rear diffuser of our Season 8 challenger while also collaborating with LGBTQ+ organisation, Racing Pride, to improve LGBTQ+inclusivity in motorsport.
With more to come throughout the coming weeks, keep an eye out on our website and social channels to discover how you can be a better ally.
Following a dominant showing in Berlin, Edoardo Mortara carried his momentum forward in Jakarta and come qualifying, was on a charge.
As the second-placed driver in the World Championship standings, he launched his initial efforts from Group B and by posting the second-fastest time, advanced to the duels.
He first faced off against Andretti’s Jake Dennis and by beating the Brit by 0.234 seconds, next went head-to-head against Antonio Felix da Costa in the second Semi-Final.
A snap of oversteer at the start of his hot lap unfortunately cost Edo time and after falling 0.412 seconds short of Da Costa, he narrowly missed out on the final.
Nevertheless, Edo qualified fourth overall and was perfectly positioned to challenge for points and the podium in Saturday’s race.
From the second row of the grid, Edo was able to make a strong start when the race got underway and maintained position before settling into a rhythm in the opening phase.
As a variety of strategies unfolded, he ascended to second on the road by passing Da Costa and Mitch Evans before activating Attack Mode himself at the 26-minute mark.
Despite falling to fourth, Edo made quick work of Dennis to return to the podium and continuing to use the overcut to his advantage, deployed his final Attack Mode in the final 15 minutes.
The comeback was on and Edo repassed Da Costa to claim third before joining the battle for the win between Evans and Jean-Eric Vergne.
With a better state of charge, Edo was closing but was ultimately unable to overtake and secured third when the chequered flag waved after 40 laps of hard-fought competition.
A difficult qualifying session in Group A left Lucas di Grassi 10th on the grid but when we began racing in Jakarta, his comeback was quickly on.
Although he lost ground by falling to 11th on the opening lap, Lucas regrouped behind the Safety Car andstruck with immediate effect by overtaking André Lotterer at the restart.
By next activating Attack Mode, he pounced on Pascal Wehrlein for ninth and tactically passed Sebastien Buemi to advance to eighth.
A subsequent overtake on Nyck de Vries saw Lucas snatch seventh and after losing one place upon his final Attack Mode activation, reclaimed it in the final 10 minutes.
Displaying a strong recovery drive, Lucas finished only five seconds shy of race winner Evans and took home a deserved helping of six points.