Maserati is to become the first Italian brand to race in Formula E, as the manufacturer confirmed its plans to enter the Gen3 era of the motorsport.
The manufacturer will debut on the grid from Season 9 with the new Gen3, the fastest, lightest, most powerful Formula E racing car ever.
According to Maserati, the decision to join Formula E will allow the brand to showcase its commitment to electric mobility. It adds that its links to “high-performance, and its innovative attitude towards electrification” aligns perfectly with the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in 2023 will be Maserati’s long-awaited return to motorsport, with its last racing appearance coming in the MC12, where the manufacturer won 22 races (including 3 victories in the 24 Hours of Spa) and 14 Championship titles across Constructors’ Championships, Drivers’ Championships and Teams’ Championships in the FIA GT, from 2004 to 2010.
Davide Grasso, Maserati CEO, said: “We are very proud to be back where we belong as protagonists in the world of racing. We are powered by passion and innovative by nature. We have a long history of world-class excellence in competition and we are ready to drive performance in the future. In the race for more performance, luxury, and innovation, Folgore is irresistible and it is the purest expression of Maserati.
“That’s why we decided to go back to racing in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, meeting our customers in the city centers of the world, taking the Trident forward into the future.”
Alejandro Agag, founder and chairman of Formula E, added: “We are proud to welcome Maserati to their new home in world-class motorsport. The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is the pinnacle of electric racing. It provides the perfect environment for the most dynamic and innovative high-performance car brands to showcase their technological capabilities alongside their sporting ambitions.”