Maserati has some exciting news to share and that is, it is gonna be the first Italian brand to compete in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship from 2023. Maserati will debut on the grid from Season 9 with the new Gen3—the fastest, lightest, most powerful Formula E racing car ever. The Gen3 car is billed as the world’s most efficient racing car, with at least 40% of the energy used within a race to be produced by regenerative braking.
Maserati made its racing debut 96 years ago. The first racing car to bear the Trident logo on the bonnet was the Tipo 26, which debuted at the Targa Florio in 1926, winning first place in the class up to 1.5L, with Alfieri Maserati at the wheel. 31 years later, Juan Manuel Fangio won the F1 World Championship with Maserati in 1957. The last time a Maserati was seen in a single-seater was with Maria Teresa De Filippis, the first woman to qualify for a Formula 1 Grand Prix, onboard a 250F.
Its very last appearance in racing was with the MC12, which won 22 races (including 3 victories in the 24 Hours of Spa) and 14 Championship titles across Constructors’ Championships, Drivers’ Championships and Teams’ Championships in the FIA GT, from 2004 to 2010.