“Motivation stronger than ever” – Rowland

Nissan Formula E drivers Ollie Rowland and Sebastien Buemi are raring to get back racing after the long gap since Marrakech. 

The 2020 Formula E season has been on hold since February due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but racing gets back underway this week at Berlin and Rowland is eager to get back on the circuit.

“The competition in the Race at Home Challenge was full-on at times, and it was great to be part of the team’s success in that series.” said Rowland, who sits ninth in the standings.

“But now, we’re back to doing what we love, and I can’t wait to get back in the car.

“I’ve been training hard and building my focus. With Seb, we’ll be racing hard for every point over the six races.

“Our motivation after the Covid-19 lockdown is stronger than ever.”

Both Nissan drivers in Mexico city © FIA Formula E

Rowland finished third in the Formula E Race at Home challenge championship, winning two races and helping Nissan to second in the teams championship.

“We posted good results, but we missed the thrill of racing on-track,” said Nissan e.dams team principal, Gregory Driot about the Esports.

“Seb took the team’s first podium early in the season in Mexico, so the results are in us. We must maximise this opportunity to score many championship points in such a short time.”

Buemi finished third in Mexico which is the highlight of the season for Nissan so far.

“My podium in Mexico feels like quite a long time ago now, but the great feeling, satisfaction and momentum it brought us is still with me as we head to Berlin.” he said.

“I feel ready, and I’m excited, but six races in nine days is something I’ve not experienced before.

“I’ll be taking it one race at a time and remembering Mexico as I compete for as many points as possible.”

Formula E returns at the Berlin Tempelhof Airport circuit with three double-header races which will take place over nine days from this Wednesday to August 13, completing the revised season six calendar.

The teams and drivers last competed on-track in Marrakech in February.

Sébastien Buemi (CHE), Nissan e.Dams, celebrates on the podium
Sébastien Buemi celebrates on the podium in Mexico © FIA Formula E