Formula E adds Jakarta to 2019/20 calendar

Alex Kalinauckas

The track layout is set to be revealed at a later date.

FE has looked at racing in the Indonesian capital for some time, with former CEO Alejandro Agag saying the series would "definitely look at [it] for 2018/19".

for a possible 2019/20 race. understands that the Jakarta event is set to follow the inaugural Seoul E-Prix on May 3, with the Berlin race that was originally slated to take place on May 30 pushed back into June.

The New York round is now set to take place on July 11, with the London double-header concluding the season as planned on July 25-26.

It is understood that the revised 2019/20 FE calendar is set to be confirmed at the FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting in early October.

“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 FE chief championship officer Alberto Longo.

“Indonesia already 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.

“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.

“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.”

As well as the late-season shuffle, two TBCs still remain on the 2019/20 calendar during the early rounds.

avoiding a clash with the Sebring WEC round.

It is understood that it remains possible for the first TBC round do be added back onto the calendar at a different date in the season, although it is unclear which city would host the race.

It is thought that Marrakesh remains an option for FE in 2019/20 despite not being on the current calendar.