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Formula E

F1 drivers 'would not dominate' Formula E, claims Rowland

Oliver Rowland says that the likes of Max Verstappen or Lewis Hamilton would not dominate in Formula E, unlike Formula 1.

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Formula E racer Oliver Rowland believes that the likes of Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton would not dominate the electric series if they switched from Formula 1.

Verstappen and Hamilton have claimed all but one of the Drivers' titles in Grand Prix racing since 2013, with both dominating the series in terms of race wins, podiums and pole positions in recent seasons.

In 2022, Verstappen claimed a second World Championship with 15 wins, scoring 454 points to set two new all-time F1 records, while Hamilton became the first driver to score 100 wins, doing so in the '20 season, claiming a record-equalling seventh title shortly afterwards.

In comparison, Formula E has only ever had one back-to-back champion in Jean-Eric Vergne, and on the eve of season nine beginning in Mexico this weekend, Mahindra driver Rowland has praised the strength of the field.

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F1 drivers would not dominate FE

"I don’t think you could put any F1 driver in Formula E where they would win easily,” one-time E-Prix winner Rowland explained while speaking to Total-Motorsport.com.

"I think Max [Verstappen] is the standout in F1 at the moment in terms of pace, talent and just natural ability.

"It’s easy to say when he’s winning, I rate the others highly, especially the younger guys like Charles [Leclerc] and George [Russell], but they wouldn’t come here and dominate.

"I know that, I’ve raced against them [in junior categories] and I know their level.

"I would say the average here [in FE] is better [than F1]. I would welcome them here any time."

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