Blais named deputy team principal at Maserati MSG Racing

Maserati MSG Racing has announced that Cyril Blais will assume the role of deputy team principal.

The news comes ahead of this weekend’s Berlin E-Prix double header, and will see Blais report to managing partner Jose M Aznar Botella, who has been acting team principal since the pre-season exit of James Rossiter.

“Being promoted to the position of deputy team principal is a huge honor, 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 organization first-hand, and I’m looking forward to building upon our existing foundations to grow even further in the future.


“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.”

Blais was formerly the technical director of Arden Motorsport’s Formula 2 and Formula 3 efforts before joining Maserati when it was then known as Venturi Racing in 2021.

“I remember when Cyril joined our team as a race engineer in Season 8. Very early on, his natural leadership qualities shined through from his side of the garage, and since then, he’s played an integral role in shaping our technical structure, culture, and strong sense of team spirit and identity,” said Botella.

“With significant knowledge of not just Formula E but motorsport as a whole, Cyril is the perfect fit as deputy team principal, and after seeing the impact he’s made on our whole organisation – especially since 2023 – promoting him to this position was a natural, simple, and very straightforward decision. Cyril has earned this chance through hard work and demonstrating a clear ability to unite the team.

The team has also confirmed the appointments of Berengere Quaiz as chief financial officer, and James Hughes Mulligan as commercial director.

“With Cyril’s promotion and the new additions to the team in Bérengère and James, we have strengthened key areas within our organization in order to deliver the best possible performance on and off the track,” added Botella.

Story originally appeared on Racer