Maserati Monaco Sports Group Racing has announced the arrival of Jehan Daruvala following the recent departure of Edoardo Mortara, who had been with the team since 2017.
A seat was up for grabs at MSG Racing during the off-season. As reported by Monaco Life earlier this month, Edoardo Mortara, who had been with the team for six years, left at the end of the ninth season of Formula E. His replacement has just been revealed.
MSG Racing now boast a youthful lineup with the arrival of 24-year-old Jehan Daruvala. The Indian driver made a name for himself back in 2019 following a breakthrough season in Formula 3. He then moved up to Formula 2, winning four races and earning 18 podiums. Last season, he made two rookie test appearances in Formula E, and will soon takes his first seat in the ‘Electric Odyssey.’
The Monegasque manufacturer has also made the unsurprising move to retain Günther. In his debut season with the team, he secured two pole positions, four podiums, and even secured the Maserati brand’s first victory in World Championship single-seaters since Juan Manuel Fangio in 1957. Despite being just 26 years old, he is already one of the most experienced drivers on the grid, and following Mortara’s departure, he will be expected to lead from the front.
Reacting to securing a seat in Formula E, Daruvala said, “Formula E is a championship that I have admired for a long time, and after taking part in the two test sessions, I’m very happy to have the opportunity to step up to a full-time race seat […] I would like to thank James (Rossiter) and Maserati MSG Racing for giving me this chance and I can’t wait to learn more about the car and get to know the team better in pre-season testing, before hitting the ground running in Mexico City in January.”
Team Principal Rossiter added that Daruvala had shown “good promise” as well as “hunger and determination in Formula 2”. It is now up to the Indian driver to deliver on that promise and help the Monegasque team move back up the rankings following a difficult first season of the Gen3 era.
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