The Jakarta E-Prix will not happen on the scheduled date of June 6, 2020, due to escalating number of COVID-19 cases in Indonesia. The decision comes from the Governor of Jakarta Anies Baswedan in consultation together with Formula E, the FIA, Ikatan Motor Indonesia (IMI) and the Organising Committee of the Jakarta E-Prix.
The decision has been taken as the most responsible course of action, to protect the health and safety of championship participants, staff and spectators, the Formula E official statement said.
Formula E further said that it’ll 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.
With the growing number of COVID-19 cases in countries where Formula E currently has events scheduled to be held, we are evaluating contingency plans to lessen the potential impact of coronavirus and maintain the highest possible number of races on the calendar for season six.
It is a fluid situation, developing on a daily basis and we remain realistic and flexible in our approach to alternative options, which will be communicated in due course. These include adding double-headers to existing events, using permanent facilities and racing behind closed doors if necessary and advised to do so by local authorities in any given location. – Alberto Longo, Co-founder, Formula E