Formula E: Maserati MSG Racing take fourth place in season opener in Mexico City

Season 10 of the FIA Formula E World Championship got off to a competitive start in Mexico City over the weekend, with a race that was ultimately claimed by TAG Heuer Porsche’s Pascal Wehrlein.  

Maserati MSG Racing might not have made the podium in the season opener, but the Monaco-based team nonetheless marked the start of their campaign with a “solid, clean race with perfect execution and no mistakes”, as per the words of Cyril Blais, the team’s Chief Engineer. 

The more experienced Maserati MSG Racing driver Maximilian Günther started the race in P3, advancing up two places from his initial P5 thanks to grid penalties for Jaguar’s Mitch Evans and Nick Cassidy, but ended just outside of the Top Three in P4.  

“I think we showed some good pace here,” he said post-race. “Mexico was very difficult for us last year, so to start the season with such a strong result now is very promising. I’m super happy for the whole team, and they did a great job. The car felt amazing in qualifying, and it’s a shame that we lost the podium with the second Attack Mode, but we gave it our very best. I’m really happy with fourth today.” 

Günther’s 12 points puts the team in fourth place in the Teams’ Standings. Photo credit: 

New-to-the-team Jehan Daruvala, who is also the only rookie on the grid this season, faced a challenging start in P17, but was able to gain a place during the course of the race.  

“I’m very happy to have completed my first weekend in Formula E,” he shared in the aftermath. “Today was my first time in full race conditions, and it was a very positive experience. My main goal was to have a clean race and to take the chequered flag so I could learn as much as possible. Using everything I’ve learned this weekend, I’ll be able to build on my performance and continue my progression in Diriyah.” 

The grid will now be looking ahead to the next stage in Saudi Arabia, which will take place from 26th to 27th January.  


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