Guenther's historic Maserati victory is your winning Jakarta moment

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Guenther's historic Maserati victory is your winning Jakarta moment

It was clear winner as 70% of you chose Maximilian Guenther's victory, and returning the famous Maserati trident to the top step, as your Moment of the Weekend from the 2023 Gulavit Jakarta E-Prix double-header.

There was a clear winner for the Jakarta Moment of the Weekend as Maximilian Guenther scooped the honours with 70% of you choosing the German's historic win for Maserati.

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In second with 13% was Mitch Evans' rebound from DNF on Saturday to rounding out the podium the next day, next up on 11% was TAG Heuer and Pascal Wehrlein leaving Jakarta at the top of the standings, and Jake Dennis taking a pair of podiums across the weekend picked up 6% of the vote.

Glorious Guenther in Jakarta

Across all the timed sessions over the Jakarta, there was one constant, Guenther's name at the top of the timing boards, as the German made it a clean sweep.

He constantly clocked the fastest times across every free practice, was top of the pile in the qualifying groups across both days and was unstoppable in the Duels to collect the Julius Baer Pole Position in Rounds 10 and 11. 

It was a 60-race wait for Guenther to claim his first Formula E pole position, but like the saying goes you wait ages and two come at once, though it was poles rather than buses

The shorter Saturday race saw Guenther put in a decent run to his second podium of the season with third, as the Maserati driver stayed within the wheel tracks of TAG Heuer Porsche's Pascal Wehrlein and the Avalanche Andretti of Jake Dennis.

Little did everyone know, more to come from Guenther and Maserati MSG just 24 hours later...

Guenther picked up exactly where he left off, taking his place at the front of the grid. It was a good launch off the grid and he held the lead for the first four laps of the race, going for his first ATTACK MODE, he re-emerged back into the pack in third behind Dennis and Mitch Evans (Jaguar TCS Racing).

It looked like Guenther's race may have been a mirror of the previous day's running as he sat back in third. But the team had learned from Saturday as he bided his time behind the top two and harvested energy.

On lap 10 of 38, the German was soon back on the offensive, putting in an opportunistic move on Evans to retain second, and with Dennis later going for his activation, he found himself back in the lead.


Heading into the second phase of the race with the final ATTACK MODE activations, Dennis took his final allotment of the full 350kW on lap 15, putting Guenther back in the lead ahead of Evans. He then used this opportunity perfectly to spend the saved energy to open up a gap.

This gap allowed the German to time his jump perfectly and rejoin in second - but vitally ahead of Dennis to retake the net lead of the race.

Inheriting the lead again on lap 20, Guenther laid down a controlling pace to build out his advantage on Dennis and open up a huge lead over the Brit, eventually crossing taking the chequered flag by nearly three seconds and wrapping up a dominant performance in Jakarta.

It was a historic weekend for Maserati. The last time the legendary Italian marque had taken pole or won a world championship single-seater race was over 60 years ago.

That distinction was held by an icon of motorsport who you may have heard of, a certain Juan-Manuel Fangio. It took just one hot weekend in Jakarta, and now Guenther has delivered both to the House of Trident in their first season in Formula E.