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Maserati Is Coming Back to Racing, You Must Wait for the 2023 Season to Cheer

Maserati has announced its return to racing, which will happen in 2023 in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. With this news, the Trident marque will be the first Italian brand to compete in the Formula E championship, the all-electric motorsport series.
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Maserati's entry into this championship is no coincidence, as the Italian company wants to promote its new electric and electrified line, Folgore (lightning in Italian). The brand already has prepared electric or electrified solutions for its Grecale, GranTurismo, and GranCabrio models. The MC20 supercar was not forgotten by the Folgore division.

Maserati is set to debut on the Formula E grid in the ninth season of the competition, which means that they will race the new Gen3 Formula E single-seaters. These new racing cars are the fastest, lightest, and most powerful of their kind. It is also described by its makers as the world's most efficient racing car.

The Italian marque had its racing debut 96 years ago, and the first Maserati that was raced was the Tipo 26. Back then, Alfieri Maserati won first place in the class that allowed engines of up to 1.5 liters in the 1926 Targa Florio.

Racing legend and motorsport icon Juan Manuel Fangio had won the Formula 1 World Championship with Maserati back in 1957. The last single-seater racing car from Maserati was the 250F, which was used up until the 1960 season, although the new rear-engined Formula 1 cars had been introduced two years earlier.

The Maserati 250F was designed by Gioacchino Colombo (creator of Ferrari's “Colombo” V12), along with Vittorio Bellentani, Alberto Massimino, and had vital components built by Valerio Colotti.

Sir Stirling Moss was also among those who had driven the Maserati 250F, but its last outing on the track was with Maria Teresa de Filippis, the first woman to race in Formula 1.

The Italian racer competed as a privateer with a Maserati 250F. Many years later, Maria de Filippis would become a founding member of the Maserati Club, which she led as a chairperson later.

Maserati's last appearance in motorsport was in the FIA GT Championship, where it won 14 Championship titles with various teams and drivers, from 2004 to 2010. The Italian marque entered the FIA GT Championship with the MC12, which won 22 races in its career, including three victories at the 24 Hours of Spa.

Now, the Trident brand's legacy will be continued in Formula E. The Italian marque has not unveiled further details about its entry, but that is reasonable since the 2023 season is many months away.

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