Maserati MSG Racing gears up for 2024 E-Prix season opener in Mexico City

As Monaco-based Maserati MSG Racing puts together its final preparations for the inaugural race of the 2024 E-Prix series, which will take place in Mexico City this weekend, the team’s drivers and chairman share their thoughts on the challenges and season to come. 

After some time away from the competition circuit over the winter, Maserati MSG Racing will be back in the thick of the action within a matter of hours.  

Ahead of the race in Mexico, Maximilian Günther, who has been with the team since the 2022/23 season, revealed, “I’m very much looking forward to kicking off the season in Mexico City. We’ve had a great off-season, made some good steps forwards and the spirit within the team is strong. The track in Mexico City is a challenge that I enjoy a lot, the layout is fast, and we have this amazing section through the Foro Sol stadium where you really feel the passion and the energy of the fans. The difference in altitude plays a role as well. I’m looking forward to the fantastic welcome that we always receive from the Mexican fans, and we will try to begin our season with a good weekend.” 

He will be joined this year on the grid by 25-year-old Indian motorsports driver Jehan Daruvala, who is stepping into the shoes of Edoardo Mortara.  

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“Together with the team, we have worked really hard,” added Daruvala. “The track layout looks fun to drive and the atmosphere in Mexico is something I’m very much looking forward to experiencing as well – people underestimate the impact that these things can have on a driver. Most of all though, I want to do myself and my team proud.” 

Sharing his thoughts on the upcoming season, Chairman and Principal Owner Scott Swid said, “Season 10 is shaping up to be one of Formula E’s most exciting for a long time, and we’re looking forward to this weekend’s race in Mexico City. Pre-season testing went well, and since then, everyone has been working incredibly hard to ensure that we’re in the best possible position for the start of the season. We’re united in our goal and purpose – we know what we want to achieve, and we know what we need to do to get there. Throughout Season 9, which showed some incredible highs and brutal lows, we demonstrated resilience and the impact of tenacity in motorsport. We rose from every challenge we faced, and with this experience, we know that we can face any scenario that is presented to us in 2024. We have a great driver line-up, race winning experience and I expect us to be fighting at the front.”

Race details 

The event will unfold over two days, beginning with the shakedown session on Friday 12th January from 2.30pm to 2.45pm local time, followed by the first free practice from 4.30pm to 5.15pm.  

The action continues on Saturday 13th January with the second free practice session, which will start at 7.30am. Then come the crucial qualifying rounds from 9.40am to 11.03am.  

The much-anticipated race is scheduled to begin just after 2pm.  


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