2024 Tokyo E-Prix Preview

Maserati MSG Racing looks ahead to the inaugural Tokyo E-Prix

Race Stats

Lap Length [KM] // 2.585
Turns // 20
Lap Record //  N/A
Best Finish // N/A

In Their Words

Maximilian Günther, Driver, Maserati MSG Racing

“Tokyo is an incredible location, and as one of the new races this season, it’s one of the big highlights on the Season 10 calendar. I went there for the first time a few years ago, and since then, I’ve been looking forward to going back. I love the city’s culture and lifestyle, and Japanese motorsport fans are some of the most passionate in the world. The circuit in Tokyo is a proper street track which offers a variation of technical corners, both low and higher speed. It has a nice flow and is fun to drive in the simulator. Racing in Tokyo is going to be an unforgettable experience, and I can’t wait to get started in practice.”

Jehan Daruvala, Driver, Maserati MSG Racing

“I’m really excited to race in Tokyo this weekend. The circuit is brand new to Formula E, which means that every driver in the paddock will be starting from the same position. As the only rookie on the grid, I’ve constantly been playing catch up to everyone else this season, so having a more even field and competitive reset in Tokyo will give me a good opportunity. Every lap I do in the car is very important for my development at this stage, but I feel the most comfortable in qualifying, and if I can get a good lap in, I think making it to the duels is a realistic and achievable goal. From there, I’ll take the race as it comes, but hopefully we’ll be able to score a solid top 10 finish with both cars.”

Cyril Blais, Chief Engineer, Maserati MSG Racing

“Formula E is momentum-driven, and right now, we’re in a good place as a team. Max is performing well, Jehan is showing more promise after every session, we’ve scored points in every race, and we’ve had at least one car make it into the duels each weekend, so I think we’re heading in a positive direction. Tokyo is one of three new locations that we’re racing at in Season 10 which means that every team is starting from zero. This opens up a lot of opportunities, especially for Jehan who will be on equal footing with the other drivers for the first time all season, but we’re still facing a steep learning curve. We’ve prepared as much as we can, but we still need to maximise all of our available track time. Finishing inside the top 10 with both cars is the target, and looking at our recent form, we think this is achievable.”

Giovanni Sgro, Head of Maserati Corse

“Japan is among the protagonists of automotive at a global level and is synonymous with innovation and advanced technology; an important market for our brand, especially now that we are going through the complete electrification of our range with Folgore, drawing constant inspiration from our work on the track. We are the only Italian brand racing in Formula E and we are happy to share with the Japanese fans our motorsport history and DNA, made up of great racing achievements and a new 100% electric future. For teams and drivers, a new circuit is an opportunity and we hope to perform well in this inaugural race in Japan. Our focus is to be consistent all the way to the chequered flag, to earn more important points and reach our home race in Italy in the best possible shape. Since the beginning of the championship, we’ve proven that we’re always ready for challenges at the front of the grid and we want to carry on the same way in order to reach the podium.”

Weekend Schedule

Free Practice One // 29/03/2024 // 16:30 – 17:00 Local Time // 08:30 – 09:00 CET

Free Practice Two// 30/03/2024// 08:00 – 08:30 Local Time // 00:00 – 00:30 CET

Qualifying // 30/03/2024 // 10:20 – 11:43 Local Time // 02:20 – 03:43 CET

Race // 30/03/2024 // 15:00 – 16:00 Local Time // 07:00 – 08:00 CET