OLIVER ROWLAND

As an established and respected single-seater champion and Formula E race winner, the 29-year-old British driver joins the Mahindra Racing outfit for Season 8 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

Having briefly represented Mahindra Racing back in 2015 as a stand-in for Nick Heidfeld, Oliver has been competing in the all-electric series for Nissan e.dams since the onset of Season 5. An impressive start to his full-time Formula E racing career saw him achieve the 2018/19 Rookie of the Year award after securing three pole positions and two podium finishes. Rowland went on to achieve his first Formula E race win during the epic Season 6 finale in Berlin.

Beginning his motorsport career at the age of 7, Oliver climbed his way from karting up the British racing ladder. Following success in Formula Renault UK, the Sheffield-born driver received funding from the Racing Steps Foundation which aided his step up into single-seaters, where he quickly became one to beat. In 2013, Oliver came fourth in the Formula Renault 3.5 Championship and two years later won the entire series with an impressive eight wins under his belt.

This led the English racer into GP2, now named FIA Formula 2, where he finished third overall in the 2017 season. Rowland’s graduation into the F1 domain happened soon after when he became Renault F1 Team’s development driver, and, in 2018, the Brit took up the role of Junior Driver at Williams Martini Racing. Around the same time he was brought in by Nissan e.dams to compete in the team’s debut Formula E season.

FIRST E-PRIX

2015 Punta del Este

BEST RESULT

Won the 2020 Berlin E-Prix

INTERESTS

Running, cycling, Moto GP and running my karting team

TIMELINE

2021

ABB FIA Formula E World Championship with Nissan e.dams

2020

ABB Formula E World Championship with Nissan e.dams

Winner of the Berlin E-Prix

2019

ABB Formula E World Championship with Nissan e.dams

2018

ABB Formula E World Championship with Nissan e.dams

Williams Martini Racing Junior Driver

2017

3rd in FIA Formula 2 Championship with DAMS

Renault F1 Team Development Driver

2016

9th in GP2 Series with MP Motorsport

4 podiums

2015

Winner of the Formula Renault 3.5 Series with Fortec Motorsports

Formula E with Mahindra Racing (1 round)

GP2 Series with MP Motorsport

2014

4th in Formula Renault 3.5 Series with Fortec Motorsports

2013

Runner-up in Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Championship

4 wins in Formula Renault 2.0 NEC

Both with Manor MP Motorsports

2012

3rd in Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Championship with Fortec Motorsport

2011

Winner of Formula Renault UK Finals Series with 4 wins and 6 podiums, with Fortec Competition

2nd in Formula Renault UK Series with Fortec Motorsport

2010

Formula Renualt UK Winter Series with CRS Racing

2002-2010

Karting. Kartmasters British GP winner

Two-time winner of Super 1 National Cadet Championship

Winner of Super 1 JICA in 2007

Two-time CIK-FIA World Cup winner