Update about Robin Frijns.
Late Wednesday evening:
Mahindra splits with Rowland, signs Merhi for Jakarta Formula E
Oliver Rowland has been replaced at the Mahindra Formula E team with immediate effect with ex-Formula 1 driver
Roberto Mehri taking his seat for the next round in Jakarta.
May 28, 2023, 12:14 PM
The Briton joined the team ahead of the 2021-2022 season and secured a podium finish in Seoul but has endured a difficult campaign this year.
He has registered just two points finishes all year, including sixth in Hyderabad and 10th in the opening Berlin E-Prix race, leaving him with a total of nine points.
He was left with a bruised hand which required a hospital visit in Monaco after a collision during the race.
Mahindra confirmed on Sunday that “a mutual agreement” has been reached with Rowland, who will miss the remaining seven races this season, beginning with the double-header in Jakarta next weekend.
Mehri joins having competed in the Berlin Rookie Test with Mahindra earlier this year and will make his Formula E debut in Indonesia.
“It’s a huge honour for me to step in and represent Mahindra Racing for the races in Jakarta,” he said.
“I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity and I’m determined to make the most of it. I had a chance to drive the M9Electro at the rookie test in Berlin but Formula E is very different to any of the other series I’ve raced in so the learning curve will be steep. But I feel ready, excited and up for the challenge.”