Maximilian Günther once again has a new home in Formula E: after BMW and recently Nissan, the German now joins the new Maserati works team. He will be teammates with third Edoardo Mortara in the 2022 Championship. The Swiss will stay with Venturi’s previous team.
“I am proud to join the Maserati MSG Racing family as Edo’s teammate for Season 9,” said the 25-year-old. the second. [in der Teamwertung].”
“Driving for the Maserati brand is a great honor for me, I hope to build something big with them, I already have Edo in 2016 [in der Formel-3-Europameisterschaft] he met We all have the same attitude, we are deep-minded and we have a desire to succeed.”
“We have a good relationship off the track and we respect each other. I think we will make an interesting team. We will work hard to get maximum performance from the car as well as the team.”
Günther fought in the 2022 season with the poor Nissan e.dams team and managed only six championship points. A stubborn drivetrain from Renault’s Japanese subsidiary prevented him from repeating his three wins from BMW Andretti times.
Top goal in Maserati’s debut
The goals are big: “Edo and I have won both races before. We will try to bring the Maserati name where it belongs – at the top.”
Mortara adds: “I’m looking forward to working with Max, who has already shown great performance in Formula E. Being half-Italian, it’s a great opportunity to drive for Maserati. I’ll also soon drive all three cars. Generations of Formula E. I’m looking forward to continuing our success until now.”
Team boss James Rossiter: “Edo has been a key pillar of our team since 2017 and, heading into his sixth season, is undoubtedly one of the best drivers in the field. We are delighted that in Max he has an exceptional, talented young man with great potential as a partner . With this pairing we have a strong lineup of drivers for Gen3 and we want to fight forward.”
Maserati is returning to single-seater racing in 2023 after an absence of 60 years. Former world champion Nyck de Vries was originally in the cockpit talks, but is moving to AlphaTauri in Formula 1.
For Formula E’s ninth season, only McLaren’s second cockpit remains occupied. Jake Hughes is considered a potential candidate.
Formula E 2023 confirmed drivers and teams
Abbot Mahindra: Robin Frijns, Nico Muller
Andretti Porsche: Jake Dennis, Andre Lotterer
DS Penske: Stoffel Vandoorne and Jean-Eric Vergne
Imagine a Jaguar: Sebastien Buemi, Nick Cassidy
Jaguar: Sam Bird, Mitch Evans
Mahindra: Lucas di Grassi, Oliver Rowland
Maserati: Edoardo Mortara, Maximilian Gunther
McLaren Nissan: René Rast, TBA
NOK 333: Sergio Sette Camara and Dan Ticktum
Nissan: Sacha Fenestraz, Norman Nato
Porsche: Antonio Felix da Costa, Pascal Wehrlein