Nick Heidfeld will be missing the next Formula E round owing to surgery. Heidfeld drives for Team Mahindra Racing and sustained an injury to his hand at the Putrajaya ePrix. The next Formula E race will be held in Punta del Este, Uruguay and Nick Heidfeld will sit this one out.
Filling the shoes of Heidfeld for a single race will be Oliver Rowland. Mahindra Racing will be offering Nick Heidfeld as much time as needed for recovery from surgery. Bruno Senna will be teamed up with Formula Renault Champion, Oliver Rowland at Punta del Este.
Oliver Rowland recently set a record winning eight races during the 2015 Formula Renault season. Rowland will commence simulated sessions and will need a while to get acclimated to the Formula E Mahindra Racing vehicle.
This is the second season of Formula E Championship and all teams have been given freedom to develop their own vehicles. A test session will be conducted by Mahindra Racing post-Punta del Este ePrix. Oliver Rowland will take part in this test session along with Bruno Senna.
Punta del Este ePrix will be contested on December 19, 2015. Nick Heidfeld is expected to make a full recovery and will race his M2Electro at Buenos Aires ePrix in Argentina on February 6, 2016. Currently, Mahindra Racing will focus on solid performance in Uruguay.