Despite the fact that season seven of Formula E is still ongoing, this situation has not been an impediment to start making movements for the eighth harvest to be held in 2022.
In this case, it is the Nissan e.dams driver, Oliver Rowland, who, according to The Race, will leave the team to join the ranks of Mahindra Racing.
According to the report, it is estimated that Rowland’s contract with the Indian team would be multi-year, and would be returning to a steering wheel that was already reinforced in 2015. At that time, the British had a participation with the organization in Punta del Este, Uruguay, replacing Nick Heidfeld who was absent from that race due to injury.
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After taking over from Heidfeld, Rowland focused on his career in GP2, until the 2018-2019 season opened for him as a star at Nissan.
Rowland’s signing came after the team’s deal with Alexander Albon was canceled after receiving a call to strengthen Toro Rosso in Formula 1.
Bet on English talent
Although Mahindra Racing is of Indian origin, the team moved its factory to England where they have invested large sums of money in recent years, and are now betting on a driver from that country. In addition, Mahindra is the first team to adopt the Gen3 rules of Formula E, which will apply from 2022.
The Race reveals in its post that negotiations between Mahindra and the 28-year-old racer have been ongoing for the past month and it is unknown what will happen to current drivers Alexander Sims and Alex Lynn.
Both have managed to get on the podium this season. Sims was runner-up in the E-Prix in Rome, while Lynn finished third in the E-Prix in Valencia, so the news surprised everyone.
However, Sims is 15th in the standings with 36 points, while Lynn is 16th, four points behind his partner.
The information about Rowland’s departure from Nissan transcends after the pilot declared after the Puebla race that in the team “there is a great atmosphere. Always belonging to one of the top teams in Formula E is a great experience. We try to ensure that everyone’s effort goes in the same direction, it is one of the things that I would highlight the most”.
So far, there has been no official communication from those involved to confirm or deny the information.
Written by I Jhonattan González