Maserati joins Formula E from the 2023 season

(Motorsports news) Maserati is finally making a comeback into motorsports as they will be part of the 2023 season of the Formula E. With the unveiling of the Gen3, Formula E claimed that the car will be the lightest, quickest, and most powerful racing vehicle to date. Maserati confirmed that it will compete in the Formula E World Championship from Season 9. Maserati will be officially involved in the 100% electric single-seater series as drivers and the team on which the Modena-based company will be revealed later. 

The legendary Maserati will race for the first time in almost 60 years, marking its return to single-seater competition since the 1950’s. It will be the first Italian company to compete in the Formula E series ever. Maserati was founded in 1914 and had won several major global championships in the 1950s. Formula E was chosen as the launchpad  to promote the company’s electrification ambitions.In 2023, Maserati will only compete in Formula E from next year as they have opted out of the GT category. The entry of Maserati will be much welcomed into the Formula E series because car manufacturers such as the likes of Mercedes EQ and Aud  have chosen not to continue with the electric series after 2022.

Maserati will compete in the ninth season of the Formula E World Championship as it  begins in January 2023. The new single-seaters will debut with power raised from 250 to 350 kW, or 470 horsepower, and a second motor-generator for enhanced energy recovery, marking a generational leap in Formula E. There will also be cars with entirely different aerodynamics and appearances, allowing veteran teams and new teams to compete on an equal footing with brand new cars that will be a level playing field for all manufacturers. The coming of such an iconic brand in the form of Maserati is not only going to help Formula E grow financially but also help attract more fans to watch the E prix. With the next gen cars being quicker and more efficient it will be an interesting watch to see if they can compete with the likes of  Porsche, DS Techeetah, Nissan, and Jaguar

Back to the Future, Back to Race” is the tagline chosen to celebrate the event, as Davide Grasso, Maserati’s COO, explains in a statement. “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,” said Grasso. “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.”

“Having a brand as famous as Maserati with a racing tradition is certainly one of the best days in the history of the ABB Formula E Championship,” added Formula E founder and chairman Alejandro Agag.

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