Brit Oliver Rowland is bemused after crashing out of lead on second lap of Paris ePrix

OLIVER ROWLAND is confused by his crash in the Paris ePrix after losing his lead after just two minutes.

The Barnsley-born driver was quick to apologise to his team over the radio but is now questioning who is at fault for his unforced error.

Rowland started on pole but finished 12th following his early crash while Robin Frijns won in the rain – becoming the eighth different winner from eight races this season.

Rowland claims a deeper problem may lie within the car having reflected on the incident.

The Nissan driver said: "At the time I thought it was my fault.

"And then I looked back and think, how has that happened?

"To be honest, I have never made a mistake like that in my life, so I am a bit confused."

When asked if he broke too late, he added: "I broke early, very early."

The moment @oliverrowland1 had his race win dreams dashed #ParisEPrix #ABBFormulaE


But comparing his race to the Hong Kong ePrix, the 26-year-old ultimately feels sorry for his team rather than being angry at anyone.

In Hong Kong, Rowland was fighting for the win before Sam Bird bumped into him.

The incident caused him to accidentally knock the speed limiter button on his steering wheel, forcing him back from the front to tenth.

Nissan also saw Buemi lose the lead in Paris after suffering from a puncture before going on to finish 15th.

Rowland said: "You can imagine how it feels, you work all day and night, we're a small team.

"We get on the front row together and this happens today. After Hong Kong I was sad, because it felt like it was robbed.

"This time I am more sorry for them [the team], I don't know what to say."

Source: Read Full Article