Maserati – one of motorsports most iconic names – will return to the track in 2023, the Italian manufacturer committing to racing in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship from 2023.
Maserati's involvement in the all-electric series will begin with the advent of the all-electric series Gen3 set of rules.
However, the Italian manufacturer will initially rely on a partnership with a yet-to-be announced team in a collaborative format similar to the one enjoyed by fellow Stellantis group member DS with Techeetah.
Maserati is also expected to share specific FE hardware designs with its Stellantis affiliate DS.
Maserati's involvement in Formula E - its first involvement in a single-seater series since its final season in F1 as a manufacturer outfit in 1957 - follows the constructor's plan to launch an electric-powered version of its MC20 sporstcar.
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"The Maserati brand today is going back to the future, going back to its roots of racing," said Maserati CEO Davide Grasso.
"I'm extremely happy and excited to announce that Maserati is the first Italian brand to join the Formula E Championship from 2023, season nine. It couldn't be a better way to start the new year."
Formula E founder and chairman Alejandro Agag hailed Maserati's announcement as "one of the greatest days in the history of ABB Formula E Championship".
"The incredible history that Maserati has, to have this brand come into the ABB Formula E Championship, into the electric revolution that we're pushing, is really an incredible moment for Formula E," added Agag.
"It's great to have an Italian team in the ABB Formula E Championship. And you know, it's been a few seasons, it's taken a few years, but I think it couldn't be a better brand, a better team to come into the championship than Maserati."