Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Sporting ExcitementSporting Excitement

Formula 1

Formula E driver Oliver Rowland looking to kickstart his season at this weekend’s Berlin EPrix

OLIVER ROWLAND is aiming to climb to the top of Formula E’s strong driver line-up by kick-starting his season at the Berlin EPrix. 

The Barnsley-born driver heads into this weekend’s double header with just four points after struggling since signing for Mahindra Racing this season. 

Rowland crashed out in Monaco during the last race and has just four championship points from six races this season

Mahindra had high hopes for Rowland but after crashing out in Monaco last month the British driver made it three consecutive DNFs and sits 16th in the Drivers’ Championship

But with FIVE different winners from six races this season, Rowland believes the competitive nature of Formula E will allow him to bounce back sooner rather than later. 

The 29-year-old said: “Formula E has always been extremely competitive.

“The level of drivers is as good as anywhere in the world to be honest. You know that if you want to go and win a race, you have to be on absolute top form, especially with the new qualifying format.

“The last three races we’ve had three DNFs, as well as the DNF in Round 1, so four DNF’s out of six races. It’s been pretty disappointing by any standards.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“We’ve have had bad luck though. Monaco was clearly my fault, I was a bit over optimistic and misjudged it to be honest, I was easily at the inside and the move was kind of done. 

“But in the first race in Riyadh, Robin Frijns hit the back of me when we were in sixth, and then the other two [in Rome] were also unfortunate.”

FREE BETS AND SIGN UP DEALS – BEST NEW CUSTOMER OFFERS

Rowland has reason to feel confident heading to Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport Street Circuit after his sole Formula E victory came there in 2020. 

He added: “It is quite a difficult race in terms of time management and energy management. You have to be quite tactical in that respect.

“I have this thing where if I say I don’t like somewhere, and I’m not looking forward to it, I usually go quite well.

“So, let’s say I’m not looking forward to the weekend!”

The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship’s most extensive calendar to date continues in Berlin this Saturday 14 May live on Channel 4 from 13:30 BST and on Sunday 15 May from 14:50 BST on Eurosport 2Catch-up on all the information as the series builds up to the 2022 London E-Prix, which returns this year on 30 & 31 July: https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/championship/race-calendar/2021-2022/london

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Latest

Horse Racing

THE popular punter and tipster Graeme Dand has sadly died of cancer at the age of 40. Dand was diagnosed with terminal bowel cancer...

Premier League

CHRIS SMALLING has been hailed for his man of the match performance in Roma’s Europa Conference League final win. The former Manchester United defender...

Boxing

DEONTAY WILDER’s girlfriend Telli Swift has praised her man’s ‘sacrifice, blood, sweat and tears’ after he unveiled a statue of himself in Alabama. The...

Premier League

MANCHESTER UNITED and Tottenham are keeping tabs on Inter Milan ace Alessandro Bastoni, reports suggest. That is according to Gazzetta dello Sport, who claim...

Boxing

TYSON FURY has reacted to Anthony Joshua’s encounter with a bunch of gobby Loughborough University students. SunSport revealed this week that AJ gave the...

Premier League

CESAR AZPILICUETA and Marcos Alonso are finally set to negotiate their Chelsea exits this Friday, according to reports. The duo have been heavily linked...

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook