Tuesday, September 26, 2023 | 13:15 WIB

The excitement of Formula E in Jakarta, with free concert after race


Jakarta, IO – The Jakarta ePrix is back this year at Jakarta International E-Prix Circuit (JIEC), Ancol, North Jakarta. The qualification and Round 10 and 11 was held on Saturday (3/6) and Sunday (4/6).

The cheapest ticket was Rp600,000 per day. While it seems a bit expensive, it comes with the extra benefits. Spectators can not only watch the races but also free concerts and various events.

On Sunday (4/6), after the race was over and the prizes were handed over to the winners from Maserati MSG Racing, Maximilian Gunther (1st place), Avalanche Andretti’s Jake Dennis (2nd place) and Jaguar TCS’s Mitch Evans (3rd place), hundreds of spectators flocked to the podium stage to watch the performance by famous band Slank and a number of musicians and disc jockeys (DJs) such as RAN, Playback, Slank, DJ KK, DJ Angger Dimas and DJ Jasmine.

(IO/Dimas Noercahyo)

The concert lasted from 1am to 8pm WIB. “I am excited to be able to watch a concert by my favorite band Slank,” Agam, one of the spectators, told Observerid.com. Other spectators also said they were very enthusiastic about this event and opined the event was not well promoted and thus not many people knew about it.

“We just found out from social media. That’s why we only came on the second day. Indonesia has to do more international events like this,” they wished.

Inside the circuit, spectators could also enjoyed various game such as the bike to juice booth, where one can get free juice drinks just by pedaling static bicycles. There is also a 360-degree photo booth, where one can take 360-degree selfie against the backdrop of 22 Formula E racers.

(IO/Dimas Noercahyo)

To reach the circuit, free shuttle buses was provided from Benyamin Sueb field. Even though it is only about 10 minutes to the location, the organizer advised spectators not to use private vehicles, except for Jakarta Deluxe Suite 1B ticket holders who can get off directly at the Jakarta International Stadium (JIS) shuttle station.

Read: Watching The Thrilling Formula E Race In Jakarta

“There are approximately 40 buses ferrying spectators. They are still crowded even though the queue for the second day is not as long as the first day,” said the official on duty. (rr)


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