KOMPAS.com – Jaguar TCS Racing’s Mitch Evans won the inaugural Jakarta E-Prix, securing his third victory in the Formula E World Championship Season on Saturday, June 4.
New Zealand’s Evans, who rode the Jaguar TCS Racing team car, completed the 40-lap race with the fastest record time of 48 minutes 28.424 seconds, State News Antara reported.
He bagged the winning trophy for this season after beating DS Techeetah racer Jean-Eric Vergne (France) by just 0.733 seconds. Switzerland’s Edoardo Montara of Rokit Venturi Racing ended third.
On hand to present the trophy was Indonesia’s President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo at the Jakarta International E-Circuit in Ancol.
President Jokowi handed over the trophy to Evans, who looked a little confused upon not being presented a champagne bottle to uncork and celebrate his win, which is the norm at international racing events.
His confusion was not new considering that no champagne bottles were also presented at previous Pertamina Grand Prix of Indonesia and the 2021 Mandalika World Superbike (WSBK).
Meanwhile, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan handed over the trophy to representatives of the Jaguar TCS Racing team, which was named the contractor champion of the Jakarta E-Prix 2022.
After the prize presentation ceremony, Jokowi expressed his gratitude for the success of the Jakarta E-Prix 2022.
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“Alhamdulillah [praise be to God], everything went smoothly and well,” the President told reporters.