Rowland "in contact" with two F1 teams

British Racing Drivers' Club president Derek Warwick says Formula Renault 3.5 champion Oliver Rowland is in talks with two Formula 1 teams about the Briton's plans for 2016.

The 23-year-old clinched the FR3.5 series title with one round to spare, taking eight wins and a total of 13 podium finishes.

Rowland, a Racing Steps Foundation-backed driver, is yet to reveal his plans for next year, but Warwick says RSF is in talks with F1, GP2 and DTM teams.

"We are speaking with a lot of people about his future," said former F1 racer Warwick.

"Many are convinced about his incredible talent. Several teams in the GP2 Series have shown an interest and we are also in contact with two F1 teams and others in the DTM."

Rowland competed in four GP2 races this year with MP Motorsport, qualifying on the front row at Spa, only to be caught up in a Turn 1 incident.

Although, theoretically, only Manor has an F1 seat available for next year - with Haas set to announce Esteban Gutierrez - Rowland insists F1 remains a possibility for him.

"I must still remain patient to know about my future, but F1 is not an impossibility," he said.


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