Formula E: Monaco’s Maserati MSG Racing on the podium in Rome

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In the first of two rounds of Formula E racing in Rome over the weekend, Maximilian Günther from Monaco-based Maserati MSG Racing clinched third place and his spot on the podium in the Eternal City.

Round 13 of the Formula E Championship, which took place on Saturday 15th July, was a wild ride for the drivers and spectators alike.  

A multi-car crash in Lap Nine ended the race early for several drivers, including Maserati MSG Racing’s Edoardo Mortara, and led to a 45-minute pause in racing, but Günther was able to steer clear of the wreckage and plough on to a third place on the podium.  

“The result is massive for the team, huge for the Maserati brand”

Remarkably, it has been 65 years since the Trident brand has raced at home in a single-seaters’ World Championship. The last time it happened was in 1957, when Juan Manuel Fangio finished second in the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix. 

“It’s an amazing feeling to put the Maserati brand on the podium in their first home race in Formula E,” said Günther post-race. “There’s a lot of emotion and happiness. It’s been a tough weekend so far, and we had a few issues which we can hopefully sort out for tomorrow. We qualified well, and we executed the race well, and I’m very happy about the podium. A top five or six finish is what we targeted, and we wanted to score good points, but to take a podium is beyond my expectations. I’m very happy.” 

“The result is massive for the team, and huge for the Maserati brand,” concluded Maserati MSG Racing Team Principal James Rossiter.  

Saturday’s race on the Circuito Cittadino dell’EUR circuit was followed by a quick-off-the-mark Round 14 on Sunday 16th July.  

Mortara recovered from the disappointments of Round 13 to take a solid fourth spot on the table, up from P9 after qualifying, while Günther took sixth.  


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Photo credit: Maserati MSG Racing Media