Mahindra Racing has recently welcomed Oliver Rowland back to the team. The 29-year-old Brit, who was the Formula Renault UK Champion in 2011 and Formula Renault 3.5 Champion in 2014, will join Alexander Sims at the team for the 2021/22 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
Oliver is a seasoned driver who began his racing career in karting and spent a successful decade competing in various British Championships. He progressed to Formula Renault and Formula Renault 3.5, winning both Championships. In 2015, he made his Formula E debut with Mahindra Racing, filling in for an injured Nick Heidfeld at the Punta del Este ePrix.
Oliver then moved to the GP2 Series, where he competed for two seasons, and finished third in the championship in his first season. In 2017, he signed in the Renault F1 Team as a development driver, and a year later, moved to the Williams F1 Team in the same role.
Oliver has three full seasons of experience in Formula E, racing with Nissan e.Dams. To date, he has secured five pole positions, two fastest laps, five podium finishes and a win.
Season 8 will mark the second season of racing with Mahindra Racing for Alexander Sims. Alexander has scored one Formula E win and two further podiums to date in his electric single-seater career, including an amazing second-place finish for Mahindra in Rome last season.
“I’m very excited to be joining Mahindra Racing for Season 8. Moving to a new team, there will, of course, be a transition, but I think that, with the combination of my experience in Formula E and the team’s results last season, we have the potential to achieve some great things together. I’m really happy to have Alexander as my teammate and look forward to working with him on extracting the most from the car and getting some strong results for the team.”
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“I’ve enjoyed working with everyone in the team this season, and we’ve learned a lot as the year progressed, securing some strong results. There’s the potential to achieve more in Season 8, and we’ll be working hard to apply the learnings from this season into the next. I’m really looking forward to working with Oliver, who’s clearly very fast and a great racer.”
Dilbagh Gill, CEO and Team Principal, Mahindra Racing
“We’re very happy to welcome Oliver back to the Mahindra Racing family. After starting his Formula E career with us in 2015, he has a proven record in the series as a strong qualifier and a strong racer. I believe we have one of the strongest driver line-ups on the grid and am delighted that Alexander will be racing with the team for another year.”
“It will be the last year of racing before we move to the Gen3 era, and Mahindra Racing is looking forward to continuing its journey in Formula E, which started back in 2013 when we were the first OEM to sign up to the championship.”
“We would like to thank Alex Lynn for his contribution to the team over the last season and a half – we have made some unforgettable memories together, and he’ll always have a special place in Mahindra Racing’s history books.”
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