Maserati will be joining Formula E for season 9 in 2023.
The legendary luxury manufacturer will debut in the Formula E World Championship in 12 months time, the season in which the all new Gen3 – Formula E’s lightest & most powerful racing car to date – will debut.
Davide Grasso, CEO Maserati, and Alejandro Agag, chairman of Formula E
Maserati is the first Italian brand to compete in Formula E and they are well known for the expensive cars they produce on the roads with some of their cars costing in the hundreds of thousands of pounds.
Alejandro Agag, Founder & Chairman, Formula E, said: “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.”
Maserati also say “All new Maserati models will also be available in 100% electric solutions including Maserati Grecale, Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio and the Maserati MC20 super sportscar.”
The next generation of Formula E cars is coming
Maserati’s last appearance in motorsport was in the FIA GT Championship, in which they won 22 races (including 3 victories in the 24 Hours of Spa) and 14 Championship titles across Constructors’ Championships, Drivers’ Championships and Teams’ Championships from 2004 to 2010.
Their arrival in Formula E marks a long-awaited return to motorsport for the iconic luxury car brand.
Davide Grasso, Maserati CEO, commented: “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.”
Formula E is entering is’s eighth season starting on January 28Formula E
Grasso explained why Maersati joined Formula E, saying: “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”.
Formula E’s season 8 begins this month in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia for a double-header on January 28 & 29.