The Jakarta E-Prix has become the latest Formula E race to be postponed due to ongoing health concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Scheduled to be held on June 6, the inaugural event will no longer take place as organisers respond to the ongoing health issues there.
It now joins Rome and Sanya as races that have been forced to be postponed this season.
A statement released by organisers 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.