Maserati has confirmed that it will compete in the 2023 FIA Formula E World Championship, and thus will become the first Italian team to do so. Next year will bring a lot of excitement as the grid will have faster Gen3 cars. Also, Maserati will be the grid’s second Stellantis brand, following DS.
Back in 2010, we saw Maserati hanging up its racing boots after a strong stint by the MC12. And if you rewind back a little more to the late 1950s, it was last seen racing single-seaters in Formula 1, which was driven by Maria Teresa De Filippis — who was the first woman to qualify for a Formula 1 Grand Prix — quite a monumental moment in the history of Formula 1.
Maserati CEO Davide Grasso 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.’
Jean-Marc Finot, Senior VP, STELLANTIS Motorsport, 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.’
After a long hiatus from motor racing, we really look forward to seeing the Trident brand fighting for glory.