One team on the grid has very close links to this home race: Maserati MSG Racing. The team, who are proudly displaying the iconic Maserati logo on their cars for the first time at the Rome E-Prix, are preparing to take to the streets of Italy.
“With only two weekends of racing to go, we’re reaching the sharp end of Season 9,” James Rossiter, the Team Principal of Maserati MSG Racing, said ahead of the special weekend. “It’s been a long campaign, but with 141 points still up for grabs, everything is still to play for.
“After a competitive run in the past few races, we’re within striking distance of the top five in the World Teams’ Championship. We’re a team of proven fighters, Edo and Max are on good form. We are rested, motivated and ready to give it our all this July.
“We will remain grounded in our approach and capitalise upon every opportunity that comes our way to maximise every result.”
Although the team had a slow start to the season itself, despite showing rapid pace in pre-season testing, their campaign has turned around in the last few rounds, especially for Maximilian Guenther. The young German got his points of the season in front of his home crowd in Berlin, where he finished third. However, was on another level when the championship visited Jakarta last month - winning the second race.
“The Rome E-Prix is one of the best events of the season, and I’m excited to race again in the EUR district,” Guenther added ahead of the two Rome E-Prix races this weekend.
“The track has all of the characteristics of a typical, old-school Formula E circuit. There are bumps, surface changes, low-, medium-, and high-speed corners, and big elevation changes, all of which come together to create a real driving challenge. The team is on great form at the moment, and I feel like momentum is in our favour. We just need to remain calm, take the weekend session-by-session, and see where we are at the end.”
On the other side of the Maserati MSG Racing garage is Edoardo Mortara, who had a best result of fourth here in Season 7. Mortara currently sits 18th in the Standings, compared to his teammate who is in seventh with four rounds remaining.
“As a Swiss-Italian driver, the Rome E-Prix is my home race this season, and I’m really looking forward to returning to a city that I personally love for the culture and the atmosphere,” Mortara shared.
“I also enjoy racing in front of the Italian fans and, with this weekend also being the Maserati brand’s first race at home since 1957, it’s going to be a pretty special event. As usual, I’m focused and well prepared to give it my all this weekend. I hope that we achieve the results that we deserve.”