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Rowland joins Mahindra alongside Sims

Oliver Rowland joins Mahindra Racing for Formula E’s Season 8.

The British driver makes the switch from Nissan e.dams, where he was replaced by Maximilian Guenther.

He will replace Alex Lynn at Mahindra, and will race alongside Alexander Sims.

“I’m very excited to be joining Mahindra Racing for Season 8,” Rowland said.

“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 team-mate and look forward to working with him on extracting the most from the car and getting some strong results for the team.”

Rowland made his Formula E debut with Mahindra in 2015, when he replaced an injured Nick Heidfeld for the Punta del Este E-Prix.

After the one off appearance, he joined e.dams when Nissan took over from Renault at the squad in Season 5. Rowland took two podium finishes that season, and went on to take his maiden victory in the championship in Berlin in 2020.

Rowland finished 14th in the 2020-21 championship after three disqualifications, and ended the season with a second place finish in the season finale.

“We’re very happy to welcome Oliver back to the Mahindra Racing family,” said team boss Dilbagh Gill.

“After starting out 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.”

Lynn’s Season 7 team-mate Sims will continue with Mahindra for his second season with the team and fourth in Formula E.

“I’ve enjoyed working with everyone at the team this season and we’ve learned a lot as the year progressed and have secured some strong results,” he said

“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.

Bethonie Waring

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