Maserati’s move into Formula E is in line with its new ‘Folgore’ electrification philosophy, with two new models, GranTurismo and GranCabrio, to use electric powertrains as well an electric version of the MC20 supercar which is to be produced.
“We are very proud to be back where we belong as protagonists in the world of racing,” Maserati CEO Davide Grasso said. “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 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.”
“I am delighted to welcome Maserati to Formula E for Season 9,” FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem said.
“For such an iconic manufacturer with a tremendously proud and successful heritage in motor sport to pledge its commitment to the series is testament to the overwhelming faith in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship’s future as we prepare to usher in the next era.”