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.