Maserati CEO Davide Grasso has said a return to Formula 1 is far from an unrealistic prospect.
It has been confirmed that Maserati will join the Formula E grid as a new manufacturer from the 2022-2023 season. But Maserati, a subsidiary of the Stellantis group, may not stop there with its return to single-seater racing.
Maserati was present at the start of the Formula 1 world championship, competing in the series between 1950 and 1958 and helping Juan Manuel Fangio win the drivers’ title in 1957. Maserati continued as an engine supplier until 1969.
When asked if Maserati could go into other series, Grasso replied: « You mean the other championship led by my friend Stefano Domenicali [le président de la Formule 1] ? Time will tell us. Formula 1 is the premier class, the most important championship for racing cars, a great competition. »
« Maserati was there and won the world championship with Juan Manuel Fangio. So the question is not misplaced, but it is not relevant at the moment. »
Is an arrival in 2026 with the new hybrid engines being studied?
« As with everything, we have an open eye on what the different disciplines announce. This regulation is certainly interesting but we are part of a group and it must be studied at this level. For the moment, there is no nothing more to say. It’s not on the table, that’s all. «