Nissan has confirmed Sebastien Buemi and Oliver Rowland will continue to race for its Formula E team in the 2019-20 season.

Buemi and Rowland linked up for Nissan's first season as a Formula E manufacturer in the '18-19 campaign following its evolution from Renault e.dams, scoring six pole positions and one race victory, arriving at the final round in New York courtesy of Buemi.

The Japanese manufacturer confirmed in a statement on Thursday morning that Buemi and Rowland would be continuing for the upcoming Formula E season, starting in Saudi Arabia in November.

"Sebastien’s run to second place in season five, and his attitude as a team player, made him an easy choice for our season six lineup,” said Nissan global motorsport director Michael Carcamo.

"Oliver proved to be a very fast learner, and we quickly got used to seeing his name at the top of the timesheets. There’s no doubt we have an outstanding driver combination.

"Sebastien went out of his way to help Oliver in his rookie year. For him, it was all about driving the team forward, even on days when Oliver was faster. Having Seb bring home our first victory is a moment everyone at Nissan will remember for a long time."

"We had good pace in season five, and I hope to build on that momentum. There are some new manufacturers joining in season six, but we have much more experience now as a team, and that’s going to make us more competitive," said Buemi.

“Having Oliver return as my teammate will be great. Continuity is important. We already have a year of experience working together, so that will be a huge help. Oliver was very strong last year. I want to beat him, but we need both drivers to be fast to help drive the team forward. Having a fast teammate makes me a better driver."

Rowland added: “I had a great first season, but now it’s time to prepare properly for my second year and come back even stronger. I came into season five with very little experience, but I think I adapted quite well. I felt very comfortable on the team, and I had a lot of support from everyone.

“My first season with Seb was terrific. I learned a lot from him. I hope we can both push each other and push the team more. I’ll also have a lot more time to prepare and work with the team to understand how to get the car even more to my liking. I think it’ll make a big difference. I want to be even more competitive this season and start winning races."

The new Formula E season gets underway with the Ad Diriyah E-Prix on November 22.

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