The Jakarta E-Prix has been postponed from its original scheduled date of June 6.
The event was to be Formula E’s first visit to the Indonesian capital, but today was confirmed that due to the Covid-19 outbreak the race will no longer go ahead as planned.
Jakarta becomes the third city to have postponed their respective races, with both the Rome and Sanya events being delayed until further notice.
A statement issued by FE read:
“As instructed by the governor of Jakarta Anies Baswedan – and in consultation together with Formula E, the FIA, Ikatan Motor Indonesia (IMI) and the organising committee of the Jakarta E-Prix (OC) – it will no longer be possible to race in Jakarta on the scheduled date of June 6, 2020.
“Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the escalating number of cases in Indonesia and Jakarta, the decision has been taken as the most responsible course of action, to protect the health and safety of championship participants, staff and spectators.
“We will continue to monitor the situation closely with the relevant authorities and the organising committee of the Jakarta E-Prix, in order to assess the possibilities of rescheduling the race at a later date.”
Now the category is seeking alternatives to the postponed events amid the rapidly growing Covid-19 situation.
Formula E co-founder Alberto Longo released a statement detailing how the series is monitoring the situation while also seeking possible alternative arrangements for the delayed races, hinting at the potential for the series to race on permanent race tracks.