This coming weekend, Saturday 4 June, the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship will hold a race on a new street circuit in Jakarta for the first time in its history. The race track in the Indonesian capital is 2.370 kilometers long and has 18 corners. The best overtaking opportunities are likely to be found in Turns 1 and 13. Before Turn 1, the Gen2 cars are expected to reach a top speed of 220 km/h, with lap times expected to be around 1:07.0 minutes.
The ninth round of the season in Jakarta is a one-day event, with all sessions from first practice, second practice, qualifying and the E-Prix on Saturday 4th June. The race will start at 10:04 a.m. CEST. The race in the Indonesian capital is also new territory for the Mercedes EQ Formula E Team. After eight races of the season so far, Stoffel Vandoorne leads the driver standings in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship with 111 points ahead of Edoardo Mortara (99 points). Nyck de Vries is sixth after winning the last race in Berlin with 65 points. The Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team leads the constructors’ championship with 176 points ahead of Venturi Racing (148 points).
Voices ahead of the 2022 Jakarta E-Prix from the Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team:
Stoffel Vandoorne: “New city, new route. Jakarta is a bit of an unknown for everyone, but I like discovering a new track, it’s always exciting.”
Nyck de Vries: “Personally, I’m really looking forward to returning to the Asian continent. The special thing about it is that I have roots in Indonesia – it will be an exciting and special race weekend!”
Ian James: “This race weekend comes at almost the perfect time to keep both feet firmly on the ground. Jakarta is a new track, a new challenge for everyone, so adaptability is key. We will do our best to be among those who learn the fastest and can then put what we have learned into practice.”