PIKIRAN RAKYAT – The F1 Powerboat World Championship held at Toba Lake, North Sumatera, Indonesia , on February 24-25, 2023. As the host nation, Indonesia has prepared everything to ensure the championship’s success.
The F1 Powerboat is a world championship organized by the Union Internationale Motonautique and sponsored by the H20, hence its name, F1H20. The championship is the highest class of inshore powerboat racing, involving 279 Grand Prix in 32 countries.
Being held in Indonesia for the first time, here are some facts you might be interested in.
With an area of over 1,145 square kilometers and a depth of 450 meters, Lake Toba is actually more like an ocean. It is the largest crater lake in the world, the largest lake in Southeast Asia, and one of the deepest lakes in the world.
In order to ensure that the infrastructure, venues, accommodations, and other aspects of this international sports tourism event can be carried out as planned, many parties have done a lot of work and preparation.
For visitors, the venue of this international sports tourism event offers a grandstand with a capacity of about 2.100 seats. There is also a public viewing point on Pagoda Hill, which can accommodate up to 1.500 visitors.
In terms of infrastructure and accommodation preparation during the F1H20 event, the Deputy Ministry of Tourism and Creative Industries/Tourism and Creative Economy will provide star and non-star hotels, villas and bungalows, homestays (tourist accommodation), residential housing, and camping land.
Maya Watono, director of marketing and consumer experience at InJourney, said the route at Lake Toba in North Sumatra has its own uniqueness and is an unusual route in the world due to the fact that the lake was formed by a volcanic eruption.
“This circuit is unique because the track is on the lake, and this is the first time it has been held on Lake Toba .” We completed homologation; the total length is 2.2 kilometers. The shape is the most unique in the world because of the geography of Lake Toba as a volcanic lake. “We will share the details around early February,” said Maya Watono.***