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Formula E: Rowland heartbreak during Misano E-Prix

Oliver Rowland has lost Race 2 of the Misano E-Prix in the worst way. He finished the energy a few meters before the checkered flag.

The Nissan driver collected the second win of Season 10 during Race 1 after Antonio Felix Da Costa was disqualified. Today he led Race 2 until the final lap. Rowland, who pushed for more than twenty laps fighting for the victory, finished the energy a few turns before the end, with the car stopping on the side of the track. The abrupt end of the race was heartbreaking for Rowland, who dreamed of conquering both wins in Misano.

Porsche driver Pascal Wehrlein was able to capitalize and won the Misano E-Prix. Wehrlein and Rowland were in a fierce battle for the race win in the final stages of the race. Prior to Rowland’s problem it appeared the Nissan driver had finally managed to build a gap. Due to Rowland’s car slowing down it gave the opportunity to Jake Dennis, Nico Muller and Nick Cassidy to fight for second place. In the end it was Dennis who took P2. Behind the Andretti Driver action was excited as Cassidy tried everything to pass Muller. Incredibly, the New Zealander was able to take P3 at the line with just 0.05s in it.

The negative result of today’s race was suspected to be the result of an erratic calculation in the Nissan box. However, after the race the most accredited possibility is the presence of a technical failure. Rowland, who is fighting for the top of the general standings, is now in third position. There are still many races to complete in the Season 10 calendar.

Formula E Standings

After 7 rounds of the 2023/2024 Formula E season. Pascal Wehrlein leads the classification with 89 points, but Jake Dennis – 2023 World Champion – has the same amount of points. In third position is Rowland. The Nissan driver, who collected 80 points during the first seven rounds of the season. The British driver has a great start to the year, returning to Formula E after almost a year out of the category. The British have collected four podiums and a success, becoming the top man of the Nissan garage.

Even if today’s result was negative, Rowland leaves Italy with a victory and important points. The great result is important not only for the Drivers Championships but also for the Teams one. Nissan, thanks also to Sacha Fenestraz’s results, is fourth in the championship with 100 points, only nine points behind Porsche, which stands third. Rowland and Nissan will be ready to bounce back during the next E-Prix.

Formula E will race again in two weeks time. The iconic streets of Monaco are on the menu for the 27th of April.


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