Rowland joins Mahindra for Season 8

 Oliver Rowland will join Mahindra Racing in 2022 following his exit from Nissan e.dams, replacing Alex Lynn at the Indian outfit.

Rowland will partner Alexander Sims in an all-British driver line-up at Mahindra, with the latter having been retained by the squad for a second season following his switch from BMW Andretti in 2021.

The announcement means the 29-year-old will return to the team with which he made his Formula E debut back in 2015 at Punta del Este, where he deputised for an injured Nick Heidfeld alongside Bruno Senna.

“I’m very excited to be joining Mahindra Racing for Season 8,” said Rowland. “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 teammate and look forward to working with him on extracting the most from the car and getting some strong results for the team.”

Sims scored the outfit’s first podium of the season in Rome and was on course for another rostrum result in Valencia before a late safety car appearance brought upon a farcical ending to the race. He ended the season 19th in the championship, seven spots behind Lynn.

“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,” said Sims.

“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.”

“We are very happy to welcome Oliver back to the Mahindra Racing family. 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,” said team principal Dilbagh Gill.

“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.

“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 will always have a special place in Mahindra Racing’s history books.”

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