The return of the Trident: Maserati reveals 2023 FE charger


Maserati will make a historic return to single-seater racing next year, the brand with the famous Trident logo unveiling on Tuesday the livery of its Gen3 Formula E charger.

Maserati's contender - known as the Maserati Tipo Folgore, a reference to the manufacturer's 1926 Tipo 26 racing machine and to the marque's all-electric road car range – was presented in Modena on Tuesday by the brand's CEO David Grasso.

"The Maserati trident is naturally prominent on the nose cone along with the Maserati Corse logo," said the Maserati MSG Racing team.

"The first racing car to bear the trident logo was the Tipo 26, which debuted in 1926 at the Targa Florio, finishing first place in its class with Alfieri Maserati at the wheel.

"Now, 96 years later, the Maserati Tipo Folgore, audaciously portraying the Trident, enters the electrification era, accelerating Maserati’s commitment to Folgore, the brands 100% new electric range."

The Italian manufacturer, which is part of the Stellantis automotive group, has built its FE endeavor on the foundation of the Venturi FE programme, but it will use a powertrain designed by DS Automobiles.

“Unveiling the Maserati Tipo Folgore today is a testament of our audacity, that reignites our competitive spirit and our commitment to race beyond," said Giovanni Sgro, the Head of Maserati Corse.

In its Venturi guise, the Maserati team achieved four wins in the 2022 ABB FIA Formula E Championship, and newly-appointed team boss James Rossiter who has taken over from Susie Wolff is confident his outfit will hit the ground running in Saudi Arabia in January, with Edoardo Mortara and Maximilian Guenther behind the wheel of azzura blue machines.

"The prestige of Maserati and the experience, success and diligence of MSG [Monaco Sports Group], we believe we have a winning combination," said Rossiter.

"Now our focus returns to pre-season preparations and after a promising private testing phase, we need to maximise every minute of track time in Valencia.

"At this stage, it’s very difficult to make any predictions, but with a competitive package and Edo and Max behind the wheel, we’re confident that we can have a successful season."

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