Home race for Maserati is “super special” to Günther

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It’s the first ever home race for the newborn Maserati Team, whose performance has consistently been improving. After a tough beginning of the season, with no driver scoring in the first two rounds, Maximilian Guenther has turned the team’s luck around.

The German driver scored the Italian-Monegasque team’s first podium in Berlin, and went to to have an extremely impressive weekend in Giakarta, with another podium and Maserati’s first win since Juan Manuel Fangio in 1957.

After being again in the battle for the win in Portland, Günther is ready to tackle yet another challenge in the form of his team’s first home race. Asked by Pit Debrief if he believes he can win in Rome, the former BMW Andretti driver warned that it won’t come easily, but that he would definitely try his best:

“First of all, you always want to win. That’s the goal, that’s why we are here. But it’s so competitive this championship that we have to keep both feet on the ground and do our job step by step, and then, if such a result comes toward you, you take it and that’s the same for this weekend.”

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He admitted that it wouldn’t be like any other race win, to secure such an important result for Maserati right here:

“Obviously it’s home race for Maserati, and it’s super special. I’m very proud to race here in front of the Italian crowd, I will give it my very best. I’m feeling good about the weekend.”

In spite of the usual Formula E calendar, which set the Rome E-Prix in April, this season’s rounds are in July, with rather different track temperatures and conditions, which might even affect the reliability of the battlers.

When asked by Pit Debrief about his opinion on the very different conditions and how much could they impact the racing, Günther expects it to be trickier:

“For sure, it’s an extra challenge that we have and yeah, the battery reliability and tyre wear will be important topics. It is very hot, and we have to manage it. I feel that we have come prepared, we know pretty much what to expect from this weekend and we will try to do our best,” he concluded.