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Not Magical Like PSI’s Allegation, Many Companies Become Formula E Sponsors

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Vice Managing Director of Formula E, Gunung Kartiko, said that several sponsors had already funded the implementation of Formula E. He said that the sponsors of Formula E came from various industries.

“In terms of industry, we have quite a variety of sponsors,” he said at a press conference at ABC Mall, Ancol, North Jakarta, Thursday, May 19, 2022.

Gunung explained that the sponsors came from seven industries, such as local banks, national banks, and telecommunications companies. Then companies engaged in electricity, food and beverages, companies in the health and automotive sectors.

He did not mention the names of these companies and the value obtained. According to Gunung, his party will clearly state the exact sponsor of Formula E next week.

Formula E sponsors are still finalizing contract signings

“Because we still have some to sign contracts,” said one of the directors of PT Jakarta Propertindo (Jakpro).

Formula E Jakarta will be held at the Ancol circuit, North Jakarta on June 4, 2022. The construction of the circuit has been completed 100 percent, which costs Rp 60 billion.

Meanwhile, the progress of the installation of supporting facilities in the circuit area has reached 60-70 percent. Formula E tickets have been sold at a price of IDR 250 thousand to IDR 10 million.

PSI calls the sponsor of the magical formula

The chairman of the PSI faction of the DKI Jakarta DPRD, Anggara Wicitra Sastroamidjojo, questioned the absence of a sponsor for Formula E Jakarta. He considered it illogical if the sponsor’s logo had not been displayed a few weeks before the Jakarta E-Prix event.

“If it’s less than three weeks there isn’t a sponsor’s logo, it’s very possible that the sponsor is unseen or unreal,” he said in a written statement, Tuesday, May 17, 2022.

Anggara said that the committee should promote the Formula E racing event together with its sponsor. According to him, sponsorship is usually exchanged for exposure and promotion.

“The sponsor’s logo is installed everywhere,” said the Deputy Chairman of Commission E for Welfare at the DKI DPRD.

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