OLIVER Rowland made up the most places of any driver but missed out on points as Formula E’s new season started in Mexico City.

The Penistone man had returned to Nissan for this season after leaving Mahindra during the 2023 campaign.

After getting stuck in traffic during qualifying and starting 20th on the grid, he moved up to 11th during the race.

Rowland said: “We’ve got lots of positives to take from the weekend.

“Both free practice sessions were strong, although qualifying was a bit disappointing.

“I got held up on the second run, the car didn’t feel as good as in practice but I think we would’ve been in the mix to go through to the duels.

“We had a really good recovery in the race, it was a great opportunity to get used to the car and systems.

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“We nearly scored points and to gain nine places is very promising.

“We’ve got some fine tuning to do, but the base is there and we just need to piece it together in the coming events.”

The electric car series now moves on to Driyah, Saudi Arabia on the last weekend of the month.