How Britain's next F1 prospect grew up

How Britain's next F1 prospect grew up

Oliver Rowland's path to Formula Renault 2015 champion and Formula 1 hopeful has not been smooth. PETER MILLS tracks his progress and growth with those who have seen it first hand

Late September at Le Mans. At the foot of the Circuit de la Sarthe's steeply raked pitlane grandstand, Oliver Rowland stands shoulder-to-shoulder with his Fortec crew.

Sheffield's coming man has just wrapped up the Formula Renault 3.5 crown with a round to spare, sparking a deserved release of euphoria. Rowland has defined the weekend's agenda with yet another dominant performance, the frequency of which has led many to believe his is a talent worthy of Formula 1.

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