Formula E: Oliver Rowland confirmed at Mahindra

While George Russell’s transfer from Williams to Mercedes in Formula 1 captured the attention of the motorsport world on Tuesday, Formula E also saw changes, with Oliver Rowland leading the way making his arrival official. at Mahindra.

The 29-year-old Briton spent his first three full seasons in the series alongside Sebastian Buemi at Nissan e.dams. He joins Alexander Sims at Mahindra, the team that gave him his very first chance, the time of a race to replace Nick Heidfeld, in 2015-2016.

« I am very happy to join Mahindra for the eighth season of FE, » Rowland said in a statement. Moving on 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 results of the team last season, we have the potential to achieve great things together. « 

« I’m really happy to have Alexander as a teammate and look forward to working with him to get the most out of the car and get good results for the team. »

Rowland’s arrival also thrills team manager Dilbagh Gill, who believes he has achieved the best operation of the offseason.

“We are very happy to welcome Oliver back to the Mahindra family,” he began by saying. After starting his Formula E career with us in 2015, he has proven himself in the series by being strong in qualifying and strong in racing. ”

“I think we have one of the strongest driver teams on the grid.”

Gunther at Nissan e.dams

At Nissan e.dams, Rowland will be replaced by Maximilian Gunther, formerly at BMW Andretti. Everything had been announced Thursday.

« The team has big ambitions and I am very motivated to contribute to the success of this project, » Gunther said at the time. It is an honor to race for one of the biggest car manufacturers in the world. It’s a new step for me. ”

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