The first Italian brand to join the Formula E championship will be Maserati, with the marque committing to the 2023 series of the electric competition, which it states aligns with its future brand aspirations. It will debut on the grid in Season 9 with the new Gen3 cars, which are set to be the fastest, lightest, most powerful Formula E racers yet.
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. In the race for more performance, luxury, and innovation, Folgore (Maserati’s full electric line) is irresistible and it is the purest expression of Maserati. That’s why we decided to go back to racing in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, meeting our customers in the city centers of the world, taking the Trident forward into the future”.
Jean-Marc Finot, senior VP at Stellantis Motorsport, Maserati’s parent company, 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 sportscars. Formula E is the perfect championship for this purpose and we are very proud to be the first Italian brand to join in.”