Rowland to get Formula E debut in Uruguay

Image credit - GP2 Media Service

Image credit – GP2 Media Service

GP2 ace Oliver Rowland will make his debut in the fully-electric Formula E championship next weekend after Nick Heidfeld sustained an injury in the previous race.

Heidfeld suffered ligament damage in his hand in the last race in Malaysia which makes the German unfit to race.

Rowland will drive the Mahindra Racing Formula E car for the first time in Uruguay when he partners Bruno Senna for the third race of the season.

“After a successful year, I am excited to have this opportunity to extend my season further and race the M2Electro,” Rowland said.

“Formula E represents many aspects of the future of motorsport and it gained huge traction in the first season. It has one of the most competitive driver line-ups and I am looking forward to some close racing among them and I hope to show what I can do.

” It will be a steep learning curve to get to grips with the new electric racing technology but I’m sure that once the visor goes down we will have some fun. I intend to make the most of this opportunity and extract the maximum out of the car.”

The 23-year-old Briton won the Formula Renault 3.5 title this season and impressed many during a few outings in GP2 as well. He scored points on his debut for MP Motorsport in July and qualified on the front row in Belgium at the end of August.

Rowland is currently in Abu Dhabi completing the final day of GP2 post-season testing.

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