Jérémy's Notebook: Jakarta

The Jakarta International E-Prix Circuit is Formula Es newest venue and as such, all teams head to the Indonesian capital with performance parity. ROKiT Venturi Racing Chief Engineer, Jérémy Colançon, channels his eight seasons of experience in electric motorsport to provide the inside line on the inaugural Jakarta E-Prix...

Energy Sensitivity – From the data that we have, the Jakarta International E-Prix Circuit looks medium to low in terms of energy sensitivity, meaning that managing energy should be straightforward. With a mixture of medium and low-speed corners, there are plenty of opportunities each lap to lift and coast and regenerate energy.

Track Walk – While we have very accurate scans and maps of the circuit for our simulator, the track walk is still a very important part of our weekend. It is a chance to find out more information about the track, including corner cambers and determining braking references.

Simulator Data – The majority of preparation for a Formula E race weekend is done in the simulator but because Jakarta is a new circuit for Season 8, sim data will be integral to our understanding. With only one hour of practice, we will have little time to complete additional running outside of our usual qualifying and race simulations.

Tyre Management – With nine corners to the left and nine to the right, Jakarta is a circuit with relatively high lateral loads, meaning that a lot of energy will be put into the tyres each lap. Therefore, it will be important to manage tyre temperatures and wear, especially with a limited set selection.

Overtaking – Although the circuit is quite tight and twisty, there are multiple places to overtake which should make it very exciting for fans. These include Turn One, Turn Seven and Turn 13 which are the heaviest braking zones. As always, qualifying will be important to unlock potential points scoring this weekend.