The legendary brand Maserati returns to the competition and will make it through the Formula E, category of electric monoposts. This participation, which will start in 2023, is aligned with the brand's new commitment to electric mobility.
All new Maserati models will also be sold in a 100% electric version. This includes models Maserati Grecale, Maserati Gran Turismo y GranCabrio and the supercar Maserati MC20. This range of vehicles will be known as thunderbolt.
Maserati will be for the first time on the starting grid of the Season 9 with the new car Gen3, the fastest, lightest and most powerful Formula E car ever.
“We are very proud to be back where we belong and to take a leading role in the racing world. We are driven by passion and we are innovative by nature. We have a long tradition of excellence in world competition and we are prepared to continue to improve performance in the future ”, explained Davide Grasso, CEO of Maserati.
“In the race to improve performance, luxury and innovation, Folgore is unrivaled and the purest expression of the essence of Maserati. This is the reason why we have decided to return to racing through the Formula E championship and meet our customers in cities around the world to lead the Trident brand into the future ”, added.
“We are proud to welcome Maserati to its new home in the world of high-end motor racing. The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is the pinnacle of electric vehicle racing. It provides the perfect setting for the most dynamic and innovative brands to demonstrate, not only their sporting aspirations, but also the power of their vehicles and their technological capacity "Said Alexander Agag, founder and president of Formula E.
MASERATI ON THE TRACKS
The presence of Maserati in the circuits was born from the audacity, first of the Maserati brothers, and later, of its pilots.
He made his racing debut 96 years ago. The first racing car to feature the Trident emblem on the bonnet was the Type 26, which debuted in Targa Florio in 1926, where it took first place in the 1,5L category with Alfieri Maserati at the wheel. Three decades later, in 1957, Juan Manuel Fangio he won the Formula 1 World Championship with Maserati.
The last time a car of the brand could be seen on the tracks was a 250F piloted by Maria Theresa De Filippis, the first woman in history to qualify for an F.1 Grand Prix.
His last appearance in the world of competition was with the impressive MC12, who won 22 races (3 of them in the 24 Hours of Spa) and 14 titles of the Crown of the FIA GT World in the categories of Constructors, Drivers and Teams between 2004 and 2010.