Oliver Rowland joins Alexander Sims at Mahindra Racing for Season 8

Mahindra Racing has announced that Oliver Rowland has joined the team to partner Alexander Sims in the 2021/22 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

Oliver Rowland has made the move from Nissan e.dams to join Mahindra Racing ahead of the 2021/22 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, where he'll partner fellow Brit Alexander Sims.

The 29-year-old has three full seasons under his belt in Formula E, and has secured five pole positions, five podiums and a maiden race win; back at the Berlin finale in Season 6. Rowland made his Formula E debut with Mahindra at Punta del Este in 2015, stepping in for the injured Nick Heidfeld after the German's crash in Putrajaya.

“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 team mate and look forward to working with him on extracting the most from the car and getting some strong results for the team.”

Sims returns

The 2021/22 campaign will mark Sims' second season with Mahindra. The 33-year-old swooped to a memorable second placed finish for Mahindra in Rome last season and was a winner in Diriyah during his time with BMW i Andretti Motorsport.

Alexander Sims Mahindra Racing

“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," says 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.”

Gill: 'We've one of the strongest line-ups on the grid'

“We’re very happy to welcome Oliver back to the Mahindra Racing family," said Team Principal Dilbagh Gill. "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. 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.

“It will be the last year of racing before we move to the Gen3 era and Mahindra Racing is looking forward to continuing its journey in Formula E, which started back in 2013 when we were the first manufacturer to sign up to the championship.”

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