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Former F1 driver quits team principal role at Maserati

Maserati, Six Sports

Recently named Formula E team Maserati lost another key figure as it prepares itself for the upcoming 2023 season.

Jerome D’Ambrosio has become the latest key figure to quit the Maserati Formula E camp. The team is undergoing a transition as it prepares for the 2023 season.

D’Ambrosio joined the Venturi team in 2020 as deputy team principal. He later took the post of team principal after Susie Wolff left the post for becoming the team’s CEO.

Under D’Ambrosio’s guidance, the team enjoyed its best season in Formula E. The team came second in the constructors’ standings whereas driver Edoardo Mortara secured the third position in the drivers’ standings.

Mortara and his fellow driver Lucas Di Grassi both stepped on the top of the podium this season. However, things are expected to change now.

People leaving the transitioning team

Venturi is currently in a phase of transition. The team is having a makeover from Venturi to Maserati MSG Racing. This has brought an intriguing amount of change to the team.

Alongside D’Ambrosio, Susie Wolff, who is the wife of Toto Wolff has also left the post of CEO of the team. Driver Di Grassi is also leaving the team for Mahindra Racing.

This makes D’Ambrosio the third big departure from the team. In his official statement, the Belgian said:

“After two incredible seasons, my journey with the team comes to an end,”

said D’Ambrosio.

“As I move forward to pursue new opportunities, I would like to thank everyone in the team for their work and dedication which has led us to our most competitive campaign to date last season.

“I would also like to thank Susie, Scott and José for having entrusted me with leading the organisation as team principal. It has been a privilege and I could not have wished for a better environment to evolve in after transitioning from my racing driver career.

“I wish everyone in the team the very best as they will be moving into a new era of the Championship.”

Maserati MSG thanked D’Ambrosio for his contribution

Scott Swid, Principal Owner & Chairman of the Monaco Sports Group (MSG) released a statement thanking the departing former Formula 1 driver:

“We thank Jérôme for his invaluable contribution over the past two seasons, in which he has played a crucial role in helping to bring our vision for the team to life,”

said Swid.

“On a personal note, I’m extremely proud of what we have achieved together. And by putting the best people in place, we’ve built a strong team with bold aspirations for the future.

“With this in mind, I’m excited to see what the future holds for both him and us. We edge ever closer to the start of Formula E’s next generation of competition this January.”

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