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Indonesia joins the Formula E calendar for the 2019/2020 season, with an E-Prix around Jakarta’s iconic National Monument.

Formula E’s newest venture in Southeast Asia sees the series head to Indonesia’s capital city, Jakarta. Announced in September 2019, the Jakarta E-Prix will be held in a bid to push awareness of electric vehicles in the world’s fourth-most populated country. The event comes at a time when the city has committed to provide emission-free transportation in an attempt to help tackle the effects of pollution.

Though the full layout of the circuit is yet to be revealed, it is expected to take place around the National Monument. The striking 132m structure, situated in Merdeka Square, was opened in 1975 and commemorates Indonesia’s struggle for independence.

The Jakarta E-Prix will be the first FIA-sanctioned race to take place in Indonesia since A1 GP visited the Sentul International Circuit in 2006. The race will appear on the calendar until at least 2024.

The 2020 Jakarta E-Prix on June 6  is a new event on the 2019/2020 Formula E calendar.

How to get to the Jakarta E-Prix

  • Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (CGK) is the main airport serving Jakarta. It’s located around 20km northwest of the city centre and has hundreds of daily flights to all corners of the globe. Although public transport options do exist, the easiest way to get from the airport to the centre is to take a taxi or Grab car.
  • The Jakarta Street Circuit is located next to the National Monument (Monas) in the centre of the city. Depending on where you have decided to stay, the best way to get to the circuit will be via taxi (Bluebird is the most reliable company in the city) or Grab Car, which is the local equivalent of Uber. If you are on a budget, you can also take the Transjakarta bus to the Monas stop. Check the detailed map here.

Where to stay for the 2020 Jakarta E-Prix

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Many of the best hotels in the city are located close to the National Monument in Merdeka Square, where the race will be held. Given the city’s notoriously bad traffic congestion during the day, it makes sense to stay relatively close to the circuit. The good news is that 4 and 5-star hotels are very affordable in Jakarta.

The area around Plaza Indonesia shopping centre, 2km south of the circuit, is where many of the city’s high-end hotels are located, including the Grand HyattPullman and Mandarin Oriental.

Just north of here, closer to the circuit, there’s also good hotels near the Sarinah Mall, including plenty of good mid-range hotels like the Four Points by Sheraton and the Holiday Inn Express Jakarta Wahid Hasyim. The city’s backpacker street Jalan Jaksa nearby has plenty of cheap guesthouses and hostels.

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