17 Jan 19
No stranger to the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, Rowland comes to the team after a brief outing with Mahindra Racing in Punta del Este (2015/16 season).
Starting his career in karting at the age of seven, Rowland spent a decade racing in various series around the United Kingdom before progressing to Formula Renault, taking a place on the grid of the 2010 Formula Renault UK Winter Series with CRS Racing. At the same time, the British driver received funding from the Racing Steps Foundation, which helped him graduate into single-seater racing.
Moving to Formula Renault 3.5 in 2013, Rowland finished his campaign in fourth with seven podium finishes, before taking the championship title in 2015 with Fortec Motorsports. That same year, he made his debut in Formula E with Mahindra Racing, filling in for driver Nick Heidfield in the Punta del Este E-Prix where he finished 13th. After making his debut in GP2 in Silverstone the same year, Rowland competed in the series for two seasons, finishing third overall in 2017.
Entering into Formula One in 2017, Rowland was signed to the role of development driver to the Renault F1 team. In 2018 the Sheffield-born driver was confirmed as Williams Martini Racing's official Junior Driver ahead of securing a full-time seat with Nissan e.dams.
For the team's debut campaign, Rowland partners with seasoned Formula E driver Sebastien Buemi.