Oliver Rowland admitted that it made sense for Nissan e.dams to promote Alex Albon above him prior to the start of season six in an interview with the Formula E Zone magazine.
Rowland joined the Formula E outfit after Albon earned a last minute promotion to Formula 1 with Toro Rosso ahead of the 2019 season, and has impressed in the all-electric series since.
Albon has also excelled and is now driving for Red Bull alongside Max Verstappen, but Rowland does not appear to envy the rapid progress made by the Thai driver.
“Alex Albon was with Dams at the time in F2 doing a very good job, and it kind of made sense to promote him,” Rowland told the Formula E Zone magazine.
“I was discussing it with them even in the summer and I think it was pretty much between me and him. You’d have to ask them but I was discussing a little bit but in the end he got it but pretty much on merit to be honest. He did a very good job in F2. He is a good kid and he deserved his chance.”
After securing a top 10 finish in his first full Formula E campaign, Rowland made a strong start to the 2019/20 season and secured a third place in the Race at Home Challenge.