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Formula E

Maserati announce new deputy team principal: 'A huge honour'

Maserati has announced who will be filling the role of Deputy Team Principal ahead of this weekend's Berlin E-Prix double-header.

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Maserati has confirmed the official promotion of Cyril Blais who is now the Monte-Carlo-based outfit's Deputy Team Principal.

The Italian manufacturer has been without any form of team boss since James Rossiter departed ahead of Season 10, with Blais having completed the team's official media duties this year.

Blais joined the team in 2021 when they raced under the Venturi name and was appointed as chief engineer at the start of the Gen3 era, before being named as Formula E's Engineer of the Year last season.

Officially becoming Maserati's deputy team leader is a well-deserved step for Blais, who hails his new role as a "huge honour".

“Being promoted to the position of Deputy Team Principal is a huge honour, and I would like to thank Scott and José for entrusting me with this opportunity," said Blais.

"While I know that the role will present a fresh challenge, it’s a chance that I’m very excited about.

"Since joining the team ahead of Season 8, I’ve witnessed our evolution and transformation as an organisation first-hand, and I’m looking forward to building upon our existing foundations to grow even further in the future. "

Every aspect 'at an all-time high'

Despite a turbulent off-season, Maserati has enjoyed a highly successful 2024 ahead of this weekend's Berlin E-Prix – Maximilian Günther's home race.

Günther has secured the team a podium at Maserati's home race in Misano but, more importantly, secured the biggest win of his career at the inaugural Tokyo E-Prix.

The German driver's stellar first half of Season 10 has seen him labelled as a dark horse for the championship, with Blais noting that the team's current form has them performing at a staggering level across all areas.

Blais added: "After making a strong start to 2024 with a win in Tokyo and a podium at Misano, the level of motivation, determination, and ambition within the team is at an all-time high, and although my promotion has arrived during the season, it won’t change my level of focus or responsibilities on the technical side.

"I will continue to push hard so we can achieve the best results possible in the second half of the season, and we’re all looking forward to getting back out on track this weekend.”

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