The team, based in Monte Carlo, are heading into the weekend with some recent silverware to display, after Maximilian Guenther secured third place for the team in the SABIC Berlin E-Prix doubleheader last month. The young German driver gave his home crowd another reason to celebrate, as he became the first driver since the inimitable motor racing legend, five-time F1 champion Juan Manuel Fangio in 1957 to make the podium in single-seaters for Maserati.
“Because I live in Monaco, this weekend feels like another home race for me and I’m looking forward to racing on the streets I call home,” Guenther said, after his third place finish in Round 7 of the new GEN3 era.
“It felt fantastic to finish on the podium in Berlin, and whilst I’m proud of that achievement my focus now is very much on the task at hand – making sure that we get the most out of the coming race weekend.
“I love racing around this track, it has so much racing history, it holds a very special place in the heart of any racing driver. The team is in good shape, we are well prepared and we will try to build on the good momentum from the past races.”
Maserati MSG Racing have had a wobbly start to the season, but with great potential shown, especially during qualifying, the team hope it won’t be long before they’re back finishing at the front.
“As our home race, Monaco is always a special one for the team as we get to race in front of our friends, family and our home fans – the atmosphere is unique,” Edoardo Mortara added.
“It’s a technical street track to race and one I really enjoy – it’s also great for fans as there’s never a dull moment during the Monaco E-Prix. From a race preparation perspective, we don’t treat Monaco any differently to any other race on the calendar and our goal remains the same – to focus on maximising our performance in qualifying and the race to achieve the results we know we are capable of.”
With plenty of eyes on the team, it’s going to be a very busy weekend for Maserati MSG Racing. However, Team Principal, James Rossiter, is ready for the challenge.
“Monaco needs no introduction – it’s the best-known racing circuit in the world, and although it’s also our home race, our goals remain the same. We need to trust in our processes, keep our heads down, remain focused on the task at hand and treat it like every other race on the calendar.
“We’re heading home off the back of our most successful weekend of the season, which saw Max finish on the podium and the team achieve its first double points of the season. Motorsport is very momentum-driven, everyone is in good spirits, we need to maintain our energy, follow the process and hopefully deliver a clean weekend with another strong performance.”