The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship debuts in Indonesia this weekend with the first-ever Jakarta E-Prix.

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6/2/2022

Round 9 of the 16-race calendar will see the 11 teams and 22 drivers compete at the Jakarta International E-Prix Circuit in Ancol Beach which will welcome thousands of Indonesia’s passionate motorsport fans to the vibrant capital city for this inaugural race. Ahead of the race, Formula E were welcomed at the National Monument in Jakarta.

Uncharted territory

It’s uncharted territory for the Formula E field this Saturday with high humidity, searing heat and the Jakarta International E-Prix Circuit’s unique banked sections, undulations, bumps and a mix of technical and high speed sections set to provide a real test.

The 2.37km, 18-turn circuit kicks off with a tight opening sector after a long run down the start/finish straight before a series of fast, long straights and natural high speed corners. There will be plenty of room for manoeuvres into the right hander at Turn 1 before drivers head into a flowing series of turns that swoop by Ancol Beach City. The final sector is a tricky complex following a fast right hander at the cambered Turn 12 and another long straight into what will no doubt be a busy Turn 13 hairpin come the race. Another banked corner at T16 comes before a tricky left-hander at Turn 18 which rounds out the lap with a strong slingshot down the long home straight.  

Ahead of the race, Formula E’s 22 drivers were welcomed at the National Monument by Governor Anies Baswedan before reigning World Champion Nyck de Vries showed off the Formula E Gen 2 car. The event marked the opening of the 2022 Jakarta E-Prix.

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