Maximilian Günther joins Edoardo Mortara for Maserati’s Formula E conquest in 2023

November 8, 2022

As the Trident prepares to make its long awaited return to the race track, Maserati MSG Racing is delighted to welcome Maximilian Günther to its driver lineup for Season 9 of the ABB FIA World Championship and extend its relationship with Edoardo Mortara.

By uniting passion, experience, youth and thirst for ground-breaking results, Edo and Max embody a potent strike force for the series’ Gen3 era, which represents a new benchmark for electric vehicle performance.

Maserati represents the first Italian automotive brand to appear in the Formula E championship, timing their arrival perfectly with the dawn of the Gen3 era. In Season 9, Edo and Max will compete with fastest, lightest and most powerful Formula E single-seater ever, featuring a range of innovations in terms of design, production and technology.

Since joining Formula E in 2017, Edo has earned international respect and prestige as one of the series’ top drivers and has moved from strength-to-strength in his career to date.

In Season 7, the Swiss-Italian became Formula E’s first vice World Champion and battled to third in Season 8’s title fight in a competitive campaign decorated by four race victories.

With a total of six wins and 13 podiums, Edo will continue to add to his current success with Maserati MSG Racing in Season 9 – his sixth with the Monaco-based team.

As Formula E’s youngest race winner, Max Günther has shown continual growth and potential over the past four seasons.

The German joined the all-electric grid in Season 5 following a series of standout performances in Formula One feeder category, Formula 2, and tasted victory in only his 13th E-Prix start.

With three wins and at only 25 years old, Max represents the future of Formula E and as one of motorsport’s most promising talents, will join team-mate Edo to form one of Season 9’s most competitive lineups.

Edoardo Mortara, Driver, Maserati MSG Racing - “Since joining in Season 4, the team has become home for me and I’m really happy to continue my journey with such a collection of hard working and talented individuals into Season 9 and beyond. The past five seasons have been some of the best of my career and after taking home six wins, 13 podiums and a vice World Championship title, I’m looking forward to building upon our current success together in Gen3. As a Swiss-Italian, representing the Maserati brand in their return to international motorsport will be a great honour. I’m also looking forward to working with Max who has already shown promise as a Formula E driver. As the reigning Vice-World Champions, it’s a great time to be joining the team and I think Max and I will make a strong team as we take on the Championship together.”

Maximilian Günther, Driver, Maserati MSG Racing - “I’m very proud to be joining the Maserati MSG Racing family alongside Edo ahead of Season 9. I have a lot of admiration for the team and their achievements in recent seasons - they have been tough to beat and fully deserve their current status as Vice-World Champions. To be part of the Maserati brand’s return to racing in partnership with MSG Racing is a huge honour for me and I‘m looking forward to building something very strong together. I first met Edo back in 2016 and we have similar values when it comes to racing – we’re both very detail orientated and driven for success. We have always had a great relationship on and off the track, based on mutual respect. I believe we’ll make a formidable team and I know that we will work hard together to ensure we extract the maximum performance together with the team. I can't wait to get this exciting journey started”

Images by Maserati Global

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Randy is a person with disability (PWD), a partially-blinded person with only his left eye functioning. Since childhood, the automobile has always been his passion, and is able to express it through photography and most recently, through writing as well. Outside the motoring beat, Randy spends time manning the media aspect of his business which he co-founded with his sister/college classmate. It's called Dragonlight Wellness and Solutions, a multi-business venture centering on improving peoples' lives through earning.