Maserati MSG Racing completes positive Rookie Test in Berlin

Felipe Drugovich and Nico Pino gain Formula E experience with Maserati MSG Racing in Berlin

Maserati MSG Racing executed a strong in-season Rookie Test at the Tempelhof Airport Street Circuit in Berlin, Germany, to gather vital data insights ahead of the final three race weekends of the FIA Formula E World Championship’s 10th season.

The test, which is reserved exclusively for drivers who have not competed in Formula E, is the only one of its kind during the season and represents a key opportunity for teams to complete additional on-track running outside of race weekend and FP0 sessions.

Joined by returning tester and 2022 FIA Formula 2 champion, Felipe Drugovich, and Stellantis Motorsport Young Driver, Nico Pino, Maserati MSG Racing completed an invaluable amount of running across six hours of available track time.

While showing clear pace, with Felipe posting the second-fastest lap of the morning, the pair completed a combined total of 197 laps – 461.9 kilometres of running.

With critical insights gained, Maserati MSG Racing will return to its headquarters in Monaco to commence preparations for the inaugural Shanghai E-Prix on 25-26 May 2024.

In Their Words

Cyril Blais, Deputy Team Principal, Maserati MSG Racing

“Today was very productive. We completed our whole program, we learned a lot, and Felipe and Nico followed the plan as intended, did a great job, and made no mistakes, so overall, it was a positive day. We have plenty of data to analyse from today in the coming days and our learnings should be beneficial to our performance for the rest of the season.”

Felipe Drugovich

“It was good to be back in Berlin with Maserati MSG Racing. I enjoyed getting back up to speed in the Formula E car after nearly a year of not driving it. We got through the whole program, gathered some good data, I learned a lot, and overall, I’m very happy with the day.”

Nico Pino

“Today was my first time in the Maserati Tipo Folgore, and overall, it was a very productive day. The Gen3 Formula E car is different to anything I’ve experienced – it behaves differently to any other type of racing car. We completed our program, and there is a lot of data to review but I hope today’s test helps to shape the team’s performance in the future.”