Formula E: Maserati MSG Racing’s Jehan Daruvala in the Top 10 in Berlin

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Jehan Daruvala, Maserati MSG Racing’s rookie driver, achieved a career best at the Berlin ePrix over the weekend, with a promising seventh place finish. His teammate, Max Günther, was unfortunately forced to retire early from both races.  

The race at Berlin over the weekend was a double-header event that brought double disappointment for the Monaco-based team’s German driver, Max Günther, who recorded a DNF on 11th and 12th May despite good qualifying positions. 

Jehan Daruvala, however, improved his results by a full 10 places between Saturday’s competition and race day on Sunday to achieve a career best: P7. 

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“I’m very happy to achieve my best result of the season so far,” said the 25-year-old Indian driver after the race on 12th May. “Overall, we’ve shown a lot of progress this weekend and I feel like I’m taking good steps forward. In the end, we were rewarded for our hard work with seventh, which we can be happy about. I’m looking forward to continuing the season in Shanghai with this momentum and hopefully, we can score even more points in China.” 

Cyril Blais, Maserati MSG Racing Deputy Team Principal, described the Berlin stages as “another race of two halves”.  

“Obviously, a very disappointing weekend for Max, starting inside the Top 5 after a very strong Qualifying in both races, but ultimately we didn’t manage to convert that into points. It’s frustrating, because we know that the pace is there, but we’ll regroup, and we’ll try again in Shanghai,” he said. “For Jehan, we’re very satisfied. He drove a strong, consistent race from 13th and moved up the field when he had to and made a good move in the last corner on the final lap to take seventh. He scored some good points, his pace is getting better, and so is his consistency. I’m looking forward to seeing what we can achieve in the final six races of this season.”

Despite consecutive DNFs, Günther remains in sixth position in the Drivers’ standings, while Daruvala sits in 19th.  

Overall, Maserati MSG Racing has claimed 73 points this season, earning the team sixth position in the Constructors’ rankings.  

The FIA Formula E World Championship action will resume on 25th and 26th May at the inaugural Shanghai ePrix, the series’ first race in China since Season 5. 

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