Oliver Rowland
Driver Details
Nationality Flag of the United Kingdom British
P.o.B. Flag of the United Kingdom Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England
D.o.B. 10 August 1992
Date of Death Unknown
Début Flag of Uruguay 2015 Punta del Este ePrix
Final Race Unknown
Championships Unknown
First Win Unknown
Former Teams Flag of India Mahindra Racing
Formula E Career
Entries 26 (25 Starts)
Wins 1
Poles 4
Fastest Laps 1
Total Points 154
Podiums 3
FanBoosts 0
Current Season
Team Flag of France Nissan e.Dams
Number Standings Points
23 5th 83
 Oliver Rowland (born 10 August 1992 in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England) is a British racing driver who will compete for the Nissan e.Dams team during the 2019/20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship.[1] Rowland raced for the e.Dams squad during the 2018/19 season, which was his first permanent role in FE since replacing Nick Heidfeld for a single race during the 2015/16 season.[2][3]

Rowland's first full FE campaign saw the Brit claim tenth in the Championship with 71 points, although it was his qualifying form that proved particularly impressive.[4]

Away from FE, Rowland was a very promising young talent, most notably finishing third in the 2017 FIA Formula 2 Championship with DAMS, before moving to a career in endurance racing.[5] He would also serve as a reserve for e.Dams during the 2017/18 season, before inheriting Alexander Albon's seat when the Anglo-Thai racer was offered a drive in Formula One.[6]


A promising youngster, Rowland started karting at the age of seven before going on to win numerous Club and National level Championships.[7] 2010 saw Rowland get a chance in a racing car for the first time, joining Formula Renault UK Winter Series, competing against several future Formula One stars.[7] One victory, and seventh overall, was enough to earn Rowland a drive in the full Formula Renault UK Championship.[7]

His run to second in Formula Renault UK earned Rowland the McLaren Autosport BRDC Award in 2011, before moving to the Eurocup version of the Series.[7] Two successful seasons saw Rowland progress to the Formula Renault 3.5 Series in 2014, taking two wins on his way to fourth.[7] A dominant display in 2015 saw Rowland take the title, with the Brit making several appearances in the GP2 Series as well.[7]

Formula E History

An injury sustained in Putrajaya by Nick Heidfeld saw the German undergo surgery on his hand on medical advice, ruling him out of the 2015 Punta del Este ePrix in December 2015.[2] Rowland was approached by Mahindra Racing to take over Heidfeld's seat for the Uruguayan weekend, and duly made Formula E debut Punta del Este, finishing thirteenth having failed to threaten the points.[2] However, Rowland's hopes of finding more pace were ruled out when Heidfeld was passed fit enough to take part in the 2016 Buenos Aires ePrix, leaving the Brit on the sidelines for the rest of the campaign.

Dams Demands: 2018/19

During the 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons, Rowland would be offered a reserve role with Renault e.Dams, for lead driver Sébastien Buemi faced several calendar clashes between FE and the World Endurance Championship.[8] The closest Rowland would come to getting a drive would only come ahead of the 2017 Mexico City ePrix, although Buemi was ultimately able to make it to the circuit in time to take part.[8] Regardless, Rowland would remain with the e.Dams squad as a reserve when he was available, before seeking other opportunities prior to the 2018/19 season.[9]

In August 2018, prior to the start of the 2018/19 season, Rowland partook in a test session for NIO although the Anglo-Chinese squad ultimately opted to employ Tom Dillmann for the season.[9] However, having also seemingly missed out on a seat with the Nissan e.Dams squad, Rowland was asked to stand in for Alexander Albon during the 2018 Valencia Test as the Anglo-Thai racer negotiated a deal to race in Formula One.[10] A cameo appearance on the final day of the test saw Rowland finish in the lower half of the field, although that was enough for the Brit to take Albon's race seat when the Thai racer secured his move to F1.[3]

Rowland's maiden FE campaign began relatively well, with the Brit claiming his first points finish with seventh place, just one place behind Buemi.[11] A less impressive performance followed in Marrakech for Rowland, beginning a run of four races without points for the Brit, including two race ending accidents while challenging for points.[12] Yet, Rowland would end this run in spectacular form in Sanya, sweeping to pole position only to be beaten in the race itself by a determined Jean-Éric Vergne.[13]

Sixth in Rome saw Rowland put together a battling performance, before he swept to his second pole of the season in Paris, becoming the first driver to do so in 2018/19.[14] Unfortunately the Brit would ruin his hopes of victory by skating into the barriers early on while leading, sending himself to the back of the field.[14] A third pole of the season followed in Monte Carlo, although Rowland would again be denied victory by Vergne, after a penalty carried over from Paris dumped him down to fourth on the Monegasque grid.[4]

An eighth place finish in Berlin would be Rowland's last major impact on the Championship until the 2019 New York City E-Prix II, where the Brit claimed sixth place after a race long battle in the top ten.[15] Come the end of the season Rowland had scored 71 points and tenth in the Championship, aiding Nissan e.Dams to fourth in the Teams Championship.[15]

Nissan Needs

Rowland was retained for the 2019/20 season by Nissan e.Dams, with the Brit once again partnering Buemi for the full campaign.[1]

Full Formula E Record

Shown below are a series of tables outlining Oliver Rowland's career in Formula E in statistical form.

Formula E Entries

The list below includes all of the teams and cars, as well as overall finishing positions for Oliver Rowland during their FE career:

Oliver Rowland's Overall Formula E Record
Year Entrant No. Car Pos. Pts.
2015/16 Flag of India Mahindra Racing[2] 23 Mahindra M2Electro 21st 0
2018/19 Flag of France Nissan e.Dams[3] 22 Nissan IM01 10th 71
2019/20 Flag of France Nissan e.Dams[1] 22 Nissan

Career Results

Below is a table showing Oliver Rowland's full Formula E record.

FIA Formula E Championship Record
Year Rounds Pos. Pts.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
2015/16 Flag of China Flag of Malaysia Flag of Uruguay Flag of Argentina Flag of Mexico Flag of the United States Flag of France Flag of Germany Flag of Russia Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of the United Kingdom 21st 0
13th CAN
2018/19 Flag of Saudi Arabia Flag of Morocco Flag of Chile Flag of Mexico Flag of Hong Kong Flag of China Flag of Italy Flag of France Flag of Monaco Flag of Germany Flag of Switzerland Flag of the United States Flag of the United States 10th 71
7th 15th Ret 20th Ret 2nd 6th 12th 2nd 8th Ret 14th 6th
2019/20 Flag of Saudi Arabia Flag of Saudi Arabia Flag of Chile Flag of Mexico Flag of Morocco Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany 5th 83
4th 5th 17th 7th 9th 14th 7th 6th 5th 1st Ret


Videos and Images:


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 'Nissan e.dams retain Buemi and Rowland for 2019/20',, (FIA Formula E, 05/09/2019),, (Accessed 05/09/2019)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 'Oliver Rowland replaces injured Heidfeld',, (FIA Formula E, 04/12/2015),, (Accessed 04/12/2015)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Alex Kalinauckas, 'Oliver Rowland takes F1-bound Alexander Albon's Formula E drive',, (Motorsport Network, 30/11/2018),, (Accessed 30/11/2018)
  4. 4.0 4.1 'Vergne masters Monaco while Massa claims maiden Formula E podium ',, (FIA Formula E, 11/05/2019),, (Accessed 12/05/2019)
  5. 'LECLERC ENDS ON TOP WITH ABU DHABI SPRINT WIN',, (FIA Formula Two, 26/11/2017),, (Accessed 09/10/2018)
  6. 'Buemi and Albon lined up for Nissan e.dams debut season',, (FIA Formula E, 20/09/2018),, (Accessed 20/09/2018)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 'Drivers' Club: Oliver Rowland',, (FIA Formula E, 2015),, (Accessed 05/12/2015)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Scott Mitchell, 'Oliver Rowland and Alex Lynn set for Mexico City Formula E duties',, (Autosport, 22/02/2017),, {Accessed 17/10/2018)
  9. 9.0 9.1 Sam Smith, 'Turvey Set to Remain at NIO, Rowland to Test',, (John Dagys Media, 29/08/2018),, (Accessed 17/10/2018)
  10. Sam Smith, 'Rowland Set to Replace Albon for Valencia Test',, (John Dagys Media, 17/08/2018),, (Accessed 17/10/2018)
  11. 'Race Report: Da Costa - 'We did it baby, we're back!',, (FIA Formula E, 15/12/2018),, (Accessed 15/12/2018)
  12. 'Bird victorious in furious battle for first on Hong Kong Harbourfront',, (FIA Formula E, 10/03/2019),, (Accessed 11/03/2019)
  13. 'Vergne victorious in Sanya showdown, championship blown wide open',, (FIA Formula E, 23/03/2019),, (Accessed 23/03/2019)
  14. 14.0 14.1 'Frijns emerges victorious in frantic French E-Prix',, (FIA Formula E, 27/04/2019),, (Accessed 27/04/2019)
  15. 15.0 15.1 'Frijns wins while Vergne claims historic two-time Championship title in New York',, (FIA Formula E, 14/07/2019),, (Accessed 15/07/2019)
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