OliverRowland, born on 10th of August, 1992 in Sheffield, is one of the hot prospects of the British motorsport.
Good results in karting racing
His career started in karting racing when he was 7 years old and over the years he won many trophies competing in the various categories at the national level. In 2003 and 2004 he was MSA Super One British Championship title winner, in 2007, he won the MSA Super One KF3 British Junior Championship while in 2010 Rowland became CIK-FIA Super KF World Cup winner.
Oliver Rowland, Renault F1 junior driver
Rowland wins Formula Renault UK Series Finals
The same year Oliver competed in Formula Renault 2.0 UK Winter Cup and won 1 out of 6 races which was a good preparation for the very successful following campaign. Driving for FortecMotorsport, Rowland won four races in Formula Renault UK and finished the season as a runner-up, behind Alex Lynn, while in the Series’ Finals he managed to win 4 out of 6 races.
Oliver Rowland, McLaren Autosport BRDC Award winner
The impressive season was crowned with McLaren Autosport BRDC Award and test with McLaren Formula 1 team.
Eurocup Formula Renault runner-up
Rowland stayed with Fortec in 2012 but stepped up to the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0. After he won one race and had other two podiums, Oliver finished 3rd in the Drivers’ championship. In 2013, as a driver of Manor MP team, Rowland continued to race in the same competition. He won 3 out of 14 races and had a total of 8 podium finishes and took the 2nd place in the final standings.
The same year British driver has competed in the selected events of Formula Renault 2.0 NEC, winning four out of 8 races and finished 4th in the standings. The same place Rowland took in the Pau Formula Renault 2.0 Trophy race.
Formula Renault 3.5 champion and GP2 Series debut
In 2014, Oliver returned to Fortec Motorsport to compete in Formula Renault 3.5 Series. His first year in the new competition was a solid one after he has won two races, scored other five top 3 finishes and eventually took 4th position in the final classification.
Oliver Rowland, Formula Renault 3.5 champion in 2015
Finally, in 2015, Rowland won Formula Renault 3.5 title, doing a really impressive job. He won 8 out of 17 races and recorded total of 13 podiums, left his rivals well behind at the end of the year. He also tasted the racing in GP2 Series, combining duties with MP Motorsport and Status Grand Prix teams. He appeared at seven events that year but collected only three points.
Video - Rowland wins at Jerez circuit
Short spell in Formula E
Another new experience for this young driver was racing in Formula E. He surprisingly got a chance with Mahindra Racing, replacing Nick Heidfeld in Punta del Este ePrix in Uruguay, in which he took 13th place.
Oliver Rowland, 2016 GP2 Series, Catalunya Circuit
Solid results at the start of 2016 GP2 Series
Before the start of 2016 campaign, Rowland became a member of Renault’s young driver program and at the same time got an opportunity to race full-time in the GP2 Series, as a member of MP Motorsport. The start was relatively good after Rowland scored four podium finishes until the middle of 2016 season. He was 2nd at Red Bull Ring while he finished 3rd at Monaco and twice at Silverstone Rowland.