Maserati joins Formula E as new manufacturer from 2023


The Italian manufacturer will end its long hiatus from single-seater racing to join Formula E next year, partnering with an yet to be announced team similar to the Stellantis DS brand and its deal with Techeetah.

Having become a member of the Stellantis automotive group in early 2021, following a merger between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the PSA group, Maserati is expected to launch an electric variant of its MC20 sports car before planning electric variants of its full range. by 2025.

This follows Stellantis’ plans, outlined in 2021, which has pledged to invest € 30 billion until the end of 2025 to develop its interests in electrification.

To further develop its products in the field of motorsport, Maserati will therefore develop its own Gen3 powertrain – which will generate 350 kW of power in addition to a standard front powertrain pushing 250 kW.

“The Maserati brand is now turning to the future, going back to its racing roots.” Maserati CEO Davide Grasso said on a call to some media on Monday.

“I am extremely happy and delighted to announce that Maserati is the first Italian brand to join the Formula E championship from 2023, season nine. It couldn’t be a better way to start the New Year.

Maserati MC20

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“[It’s] probably one of the greatest days in the history of the ABB Formula E Championship, to have such an iconic brand as Maserati with a racing heritage. added Formula E founder and president Alejandro Agag.

“The incredible story of Maserati, bringing this brand into the ABB Formula E championship, into the electric revolution that we are pushing, is truly an incredible moment for Formula E.

“It’s great to have an Italian team in the ABB Formula E championship. And you know it’s been a few seasons, it took a few years, but I think it couldn’t be a better brand, a better team to enter the championship as Maserati.

A number of hardware design solutions will come out of cross-pollination between DS and Maserati, but the two brands will compete against each other and not share software solutions.

Maserati ended its mandate as a single-seater constructor team in 1957 after Juan Manuel Fangio won his fifth Formula 1 title behind the wheel of the 250F.

The 250F remained popular among privateers thereafter, remaining in service until late 1960 when the 2.5-liter powertrain regulations peaked.

The Modena brand also developed the MC12 regulation for GT1, which made its debut in the FIA ​​GT Championship in 2004 and achieved fantastic results in the category – extending its success by winning the first FIA GT1 Championship title in 2010.

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