Maserati announces return to racing, to compete in Formula E in 2023

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Maserati announced yesterday its return to the track and the first step in its renewed motorsport strategy. According to the Modena-based automaker, it will compete in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in 2023.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What race will Maserati participate in by 2023?

    Next year, Maserati will compete in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
  • What car will Maserati be using?

    According to Maserati, it will be racing using the Maserati Gen3.
  • “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.” Grasso continued: “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 FIA Formula E World Championship, meeting our customers in the city centers of the world, taking the Trident forward into the future,” said Maserati CEO Davide Grasso.

    Stellantis Motorsport Senior VP Jean-Marc Finot added, “it is a great pleasure for Stellantis Motorsport to play a part in getting Maserati back in the Race. Beyond this piece of history, Maserati Formula E will be our technological laboratory to accelerate the development of high-efficiency electrified powertrains and intelligent software for our road sports cars. Formula E is the perfect championship for this purpose and we are very proud to be the first Italian brand to join in.”

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    For the uninitiated, Maserati — like most Italian carmakers — have participated in various motorsports events. The Trident brand has competed in races like Formula 1, the FIA GT Championship, the FIA GT1 World Championship, as well as touring events such as the British Touring Car Championship, European Touring Car Championship, and the World Touring Car Championship. At one point, there even was a Maserati competing on road rally races.

    Its wins include the 1926 Targa Florio, the 1957 Formula 1 series, three 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.

    This time, Maserati — the first Italian band to compete in Formula E — looks to dominate the single-seater all-electric road-racing motorsport series. The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship provides Maserati with a perfect platform to showcase the unprecedented brand racing heritage and Folgore in an environment where high performance and innovation powerfully co-exist.

    “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,” commented Formula E Founder and Chairman Alejandro Agag.

    “I am delighted to welcome Maserati to Formula E for Season 9. For such an iconic manufacturer with a tremendously proud and successful heritage in motorsport to pledge its commitment to the series is testament to the overwhelming faith in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship’s future as we prepare to usher in the next era. The new Gen3 single-seater will represent the pinnacle of sustainability, technology, and performance,” said FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem.

    Maserati will debut on the grid from Season 9 with the new Gen3, the fastest, lightest, most powerful Formula E racing car ever. The Gen3 is the world’s most efficient racing car featuring a series of industry-leading design, production, and technological innovations.

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