After competing in the Middle East, Africa and South America, the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship crosses the South China Sea and returns to the Indonesian capital for the tenth and eleventh rounds of Season 9. Showcasing the remarkable diversity of the world’s great urban centers, the Formula E championship competes on a breadth of different circuits, and Jakarta is no exception.

 Situated on the northwest coast of Java, the Jakarta e-prix will see the Gen 3 cars battle it out for this second edition around the Ancol coastal area, at the AGI Jakarta International e-prix Circuit, this Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th at 15h04”(local time).

 After celebrating a double points finish in the legendary streets of Monaco, the DS PENSKE squad has been busy preparing for this double-header race. The team keeps learning and bringing new developments to the package to maintain the strong momentum they have been building since the start of the season and unlock more performance to give the best chance to Stoffel Vandoorne and Jean-Éric Vergne to close the gap.

 This event is one of the most physically and mentally demanding races of the season. With temperatures firmly in the mid 30s and humidity hovering around 80%, the biggest challenge for the team on and off track will prove to be wet weather typical of this time of the year. Even with rain storms on the horizon, the race is a fan favorite, and tens of thousands are expected to attend the Saturday and Sunday’s races.

 This weekend will also mark a significant anniversary for our team partner DS Automobiles. On Sunday, June 4th, the french manufacturer will celebrate its 100th race in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. The DS PENSKE drivers will drive a DS E-TENSE FE23 with a specially-created livery to mark the occasion. No doubt the Belgian and the French drivers will give it their all to score a big haul of points and make it shine.

Stoffel Vandoorne, reigning Formula E world champion

‘I’m very happy to be here in Jakarta for this second edition. Taking home a couple of points in Monaco was good. We’ve been preparing intensely in the simulator to fight for strong results, and I’m going to push very hard to keep translating our progress into points.

The team are working so hard to pull together and get us the best result possible, that’s the spirit that will have us competing at the front. I really look forward to it’.

 Jean-Eric Vergne, Formula E Champion in 2018 and 2019

‘After the amazing recovery in Monaco to cross the finish line in 7th place, I look forward to seeing what the weekend has in store and I am pretty confident we can take a step forward. We need to keep chasing these milliseconds to close the gap. The Team have been working flat out to maximise our opportunities. I really want us to deliver a strong week end for the 100th race of DS’


The track – stats:

2.370 km track length

18 turns


Race 1: 36 laps


Race start time: 15h04