Seventh place in the Formula E World Championship for Maximilian Günther

As the FIA Formula E World Championship reached its conclusion with the finale in London, Maximilian Günther was able to look back on a successful season: with one victory and four podium results to his name, the man from Oberstdorf finished seventh in the world championship table. Günther and the Maserati MSG Racing team were unable to add to their points tally in races 15 and 16 of the season. After finishing 12th in race one, the 26-year-old ended Sunday’s race in the British capital in 14th place.

The ExCel Circuit, located on the banks of the River Thames in the Docklands district of east London, is 2.09 kilometres long and includes both an outdoor and an indoor section, making the track a real highlight for drivers and fans alike. A lap time of 1:11.305 minutes in the first qualifying session on the narrow street circuit, which features 20 corners, meant 14th place on the grid for Saturday’s race. In dry conditions, the Monaco resident managed to gain two positions to end a turbulent race in twelfth. The conditions were significantly worse on Sunday, and persistent rain made the track very slippery. Günther started from 16th and immediately overtook one car in the wet conditions at the start of the race. As the race progressed, the man from the Allgäu kept a cool head, avoided making any mistakes and brought his 350 kW Maserati home unscathed in 14th place.

For the Maserati MSG Racing driver, Season 9 was the best of his Formula E career so far. He made it onto the podium a total of four times, including a visit to the very top step as the winner of the Indonesian E-Prix. Two pole positions also underlined the class of the 26-year-old. After a tough start to the season, Günther’s form improved dramatically in the second half of the season. The German consistently finished in the points, which allowed him to climb the overall standings. At the end of an exciting season, Günther was seventh in the World Championship table with 101 points.

Maximilian Günther: “It was a difficult race weekend for us. The circuit did not suit our car the way we would have liked. Unfortunately, we also had a few minor issues, otherwise we could definitely have been looking at a points finish. Nevertheless, we can hold our heads high at the end of this season. I am very, very proud of the second half of our season. We established a great basis and scored good results. Our goal from the word go was to be competing at the front of the field, and we definitely managed that in the last few races. There are obviously still a few things we want to improve in the future. We will analyse the season and tighten up what needs tightening. I am confident we will come back even stronger next season!”