Nissan e.dams scores podium in final race of Formula E World Championship season
Nissan e.dams driver Oliver Rowland scored a brilliant podium in a thrilling final race of the 2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in Berlin.
Rowland qualified in P2 for round 15, the season seven finale, and battled hard in an intense and incident-filled race to maintain his position across the line and sign off in style for his last race of three seasons competing with the Nissan e.dams Formula E team. His teammate Sebastien Buemi finished outside the points.
Nissan e.dams finished the season in P10 in the teams championship, with Oliver Rowland in P14 and Sebastien Buemi P21 in the drivers championship, respectively.
Season eight, 2021/22, of the championship begins in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, in January.
Oliver Rowland: “Today was a great day. We qualified on the front row and finished P2. Of course, there’s only one spot better and it would have been nice to win today for Nissan, but ultimately, I am happy with the job I did, as I think we maximized what we had. I’m really happy for all the guys and it was nice to be able to give them some champagne. I’ve had three fantastic seasons with Nissan, I’ve learned a lot and want to thank everyone in the team. The team has helped me develop as a driver and a person. It’s sad to be leaving, but I’m happy to end on a high today.”
Sebastien Buemi: “Congratulations to Oli, he did a great final race for the team, so I am happy that everyone got to enjoy the podium in this final race. It’s been a tough season for me as we’ve not really matched the expectations we had at the start of the season. We now have lots of work to do during the off-season to better understand what didn’t go well for us, so we can come back stronger in season eight.”
Gregory Driot, co-team principal of Nissan e.dams: “A great way to wrap up our season with an impressive podium for Oli. Ultimately, as a team, we didn’t finish where we wanted, but now we see the updated Nissan Gen2 Formula E powertrain come into its own and we will approach season eight buoyed by our race car’s speed and efficiency. Now it’s time to celebrate the podium with our incredibly hard-working and talented Nissan e.dams race team, and on behalf of everyone at the team, I would like to wish Oli all the best for the future.”
Tommaso Volpe, Nissan global motorsports director: “We are finally very happy to collect the points we deserve with a great podium by Oli today for Nissan. This P2 better represents our performance in the second half of this season, showing our stronger race pace that now matches our qualifying pace. We’ve had our fair share of bad luck this season, so it’s great for everyone in the team who have worked so hard to celebrate. As we look forward to season eight our stronger race pace gives us confidence that we can race hard and fast from the first round.”