Adam Carroll

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Adam Carroll
Adam Carroll (2009)
Nation: United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
First race: Hockenheimring I 2007
Last race: Norisring 2007
Teams (manufacturers)
2007 Futurecom ( Audi )
Starts Victories Poles SR
5 - - -
Podiums: -
Overall wins: -
Points: -
Template: Infobox DTM driver / maintenance / old parameters

Adam Carroll (born October 26, 1982 in Portadown , Northern Ireland ) is a British racing driver . He started in 2011 in the GP2 series , in which he competed from 2005 to 2008. He has also been active in the A1GP , Auto GP , DTM , ELMS , FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), Formula Renault 3.5 and the IndyCar Series . He has been driving in the FIA Formula E Championship since 2016 .


Carroll began his motorsport career in karting in 1993 and was active in this sport until 1998. In 1999 he made his debut in formula racing and drove in the French Formula Renault Campus and the Formula Palmer Audi winter series . In 2000 he switched to the British Formula Ford . After seventh place in the main series, he won the winter championship. In 2001 he entered the British Formula Ford again and finished tenth with a win.

In 2002 Carroll moved to Sweeney Racing in the British Formula 3 Championship . He won the B classification in half of all races and secured the championship title in the B class. His best result was a second place in which he left various A-Class drivers behind. In 2003 Carroll drove for three different teams in the British Formula 3 championship and took part in eight out of twelve race weekends. With three second places as the best results, he finished tenth overall. He also started on the last four race weekends of the Formula 3 Euro Series and finished 17th in the overall standings. In 2004, Carroll was again given a cockpit at P1 Racing for a full season in the British Formula 3 championship. He won five races and was behind Nelson Piquet Jr. Runner-up. He also took part in Formula 1 test drives for British American Racing .

In 2005 Carroll switched to the GP2 series . Shortly before the season opener he replaced Hayanari Shimoda at Super Nova Racing , where he was teammate of Giorgio Pantano , who had started in Formula 1 a year earlier . Carroll won three races, including the prestigious Monte Carlo race , and finished the season one place ahead of Pantano in fifth place in the drivers' championship. He also completed Formula 1 test drives for British American Racing again. In 2006 Carroll started for Racing Engineering . A win was denied to him this season and he achieved four podium finishes. At the end of the season he finished eighth overall. He clearly distanced his team mate Javier Villa , who did not score any points.

In 2007 , Carroll left formula racing and started in the DTM in a two-year-old Audi A4 DTM for the Futurecom TME team . With a ninth place as the best result, he was denied points. After five races he was replaced by Markus Winkelhock . Carroll promptly returned to the GP2 series , replacing Antonio Pizzonia at FMS International . While his teammate Jason Tahincioğlu remained without points, Carroll won two races and finished the season in seventh place overall.

Carroll in the 2008 GP2 series

Although Carroll is British, he started for the Irish team in the A1GP in winter 2007/08 . He replaced Ralph Firman after a racing weekend and won a race. The Irish team finished sixth in the championship at the end of the season. In the summer of 2008 he returned to the GP2 series for two race weekends. His former team, FMS International, needed a replacement for Adrián Vallés at short notice . For the fourth race weekend he was replaced by Marko Asmer himself . In the overall standings, Carroll took 25th place. In the winter of 2008/09 he started again in the A1GP series and went back to the Irish team. Carroll won five races and was the only driver to secure the championship title for his team. A1GP stopped racing after the season. The following summer season, Carroll was without a cockpit.

In 2010 Carroll made his debut in the North American IndyCar Series and competed in two races for Andretti Autosport . In the overall ranking he finished 34th. In 2011 Carroll was again without a cockpit. In the middle of the year, however, he returned to European motorsport with good performances. First, he returned to P1 Motorsport and took part in a race weekend of the Formula Renault 3.5 part. The opportunity arose because the regular driver Walter Grubmüller had to take a break due to an injury. Carroll got along straight away, finishing fourth and third. Because of these achievements, Campos Racing became aware of him and finally signed him for the last four of the seven race weekends of the Auto GP . He immediately achieved pole position and a second place, which was the best position of his team to date. A few days after his first car GP outing, he was given the opportunity to return to Super Nova Racing in the GP2 series . Because of scheduling conflicts, he therefore did not take part in an auto GP event. With a win at the season finale, he ended the Auto GP season in tenth position in the drivers' championship. In the GP2 series, he completed the second half of the season . With two fifth places as the best results, he finished the season in 17th place overall. So he prevailed within the team against Fairuz Fauzy , who had contested the entire season.

In 2012 Carroll was without permanent engagement. He withdrew from formula racing and switched to GT racing. For the Belgian Audi Club Team WRT , he participated in two races of the FIA GT1 World Championship in 2012 in part. He and his teammate Laurens Vanthoor finished second once. He also started a race in the Blancpain Endurance Series for the Vita4One Racing Team . For the Blancpain Endurance Series 2013 , Carroll received a permanent cockpit from Gulf Racing . Together with his teammates Rob Bell and Nico Verdonck , he finished the season in 14th place in the Pro classification.

In 2014 Carroll moved to the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) and stayed with Gulf Racing. He finished eleventh in the GTE classification. He also drove five races in the British GT Championship. In 2015 Carroll competed again for Gulf Racing in the ELMS. Together with his teammates Phil Keen and Mike Wainwright , he won the GTE rating once. In the driver GTE classification, Carroll and Wainwright achieved fourth place. He also started again in some races in the British GT Championship.

In 2016 Carroll made his debut in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Together with Ben Barker and Wainwright, he started for Gulf Racing. As part of the world championship, Carroll also made his debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans . Carroll, Barker and Wainwright finished the season in 18th place in the GT World Cup. He also took part in races in the British GT Championship again and drove individual races in the International GT Open . In addition, Carroll returned to formula racing for the 2016/17 season . In the FIA Formula E Championship, he was given a cockpit by Jaguar Racing , which had just entered the championship. In order to concentrate fully on Formula E, Carroll decided against continuing its involvement in the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship. After the third race, he finished 18th overall.


Career stations

Individual results in the IndyCar Series

season team 1 2 3 4th 5 6th 7th 8th 9 10 11 12 13 14th 15th 16 17th Points rank
2010 Andretti Autosport SAO
26th 34.


Individual results in the FIA ​​Formula E Championship

year team 1 2 3 4th 5 6th 7th 8th 9 10 11 12 Points rank
2016/17 Panasonic Jaguar Racing Hong KongHong Kong HKG MoroccoMorocco MAR ArgentinaArgentina BUE MexicoMexico MEX MonacoMonaco MON FranceFrance PAR GermanyGermany BER United StatesUnited States NYC CanadaCanada MTR 5 21st
12 14th 17th 8th 14th 15th 14th 16 10 11 16 14th


Le Mans results

year team vehicle Teammate Teammate placement Failure reason
2016 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Gulf Racing Porsche 911 RSR United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mike Wainwright United KingdomUnited Kingdom Ben Barker Rank 33

Web links

Commons : Adam Carroll  - Collection of Pictures, Videos and Audio Files

Individual evidence

  1. "Asmer gets the free FMSI cockpit" ( on June 11, 2008)
  2. ^ "Six IndyCar races for Carroll?" ( on May 5, 2010)
  3. ^ "Adam Carroll to make FR3.5 debut at the Hungaroring" ( on June 30, 2011)
  4. Carrol joins Campos Racing ” ( on July 14, 2011)
  5. “Filippi - Ceccon in Oschersleben, Carroll to GP2” ( on July 21, 2011)
  6. ^ "GP2 - Adam Carroll returns to Super Nova" ( on July 20, 2011)
  7. Petra Wiesmayer: Formula E: Jaguar brings Adam Carroll into Formula E., August 20, 2016, accessed on August 22, 2016 .
  8. Sam Smith: Carroll has dropped WEC drive to focus on his Jaguar Formula E role., February 18, 2017, accessed February 19, 2017 .