Adam Carroll ( born October 26, 1982 in Portadown, Northern Ireland ) is a British racing driver. He started 2011 in the GP2 series, in which he already took from 2005 to 2008. In addition, he was active among other things already in the A1GP, Auto GP, DTM, Formula Renault 3.5 and the IndyCar Series.
Carroll began his motorsport career in karting in 1993 and was active until 1998 in this sport. After a year break, he returned to racing and won the 2000 Winter Championship British Formula Ford 2001, he competed in the regular championship of the British Formula Ford and was a victory tenth.
In 2002 he moved to the British Formula 3 Championship. He won in half of all races, the B- rating and secured the championship title of the B-Class. His best result was a second place, where he had several drivers in the A-Class behind. 2003 Carroll drove for three different teams in the British Formula 3 and stood at eight out of twelve race weekends. With three second places as the best results, he finished tenth overall. He also began on the last four race weekends of the Formula 3 Euro Series and finished 17th overall. In 2004 he received at P1 Motorsport again a cockpit for a full season in the British Formula 3 Championship. Carroll won five races and was behind Nelson Piquet Jr. runner-up.
2005 Carroll moved to the GP2 series. He replaced just before the season opener Hayanari Shimoda at the Super Nova Racing, where he was team-mate Giorgio Pantano, who was a year ago started in Formula 1. The Briton won three races, including the prestigious race in Monte Carlo and finished the season one place above Pantano in fifth place in the championship. He also completed Formula 1 test driving for British American Racing. 2006 Carroll went for Racing Engineering at the start. A victory was denied him this season and he scored four podium finishes. At the end of the season he finished in eighth place overall. His team-mate Javier Villa, who scored no points, he had this much under control.
2007 Carroll left the first single-seater racing and raced in the DTM in a two- year-old Audi A4 DTM for the team Futurecom TME. With a ninth place as best result points to him were denied. After five races, he was replaced by Markus Winkelhock. The Briton went immediately back to the GP2 series, replacing Antonio Pizzonia in the FMS International, the team of Giancarlo Fisichella. While his team-mate Jason Tahincioglu remained without points, Carroll won two races and finished the season in seventh place in the overall standings.
Although he is British, he started in the winter 2007/2008 for the Irish team in the A1 Grand Prix. He replaced Ralph Firman after a race weekend and was able to win a race. The Irish team finished at the end of the season in sixth place in the championship. In the summer of 2008, he returned for two race weekends back in the GP2 Series. His former team, FMS International needed, short-term replacement for Adrián Vallés. For the fourth race weekend he himself was replaced by Marko Asmer. In the overall standings Carroll came in 25th place. In the winter of 2008/2009 he started again in the A1GP series and entered again for the Irish team. Carroll won five races and secured his team the only driver the championship. After he had received in the summer no cockpit in a racing series, he was unemployed, even in winter, as the A1GP in the meantime had been dissolved.
2010 Carroll made his debut in the North American IndyCar Series for Andretti Autosport and went on to two races. In the overall classification, he finished 34th. 2011 Carroll was first again without cockpit. At mid-year, however, he returned back with good performances in European motorsport. First, he returned to P1 Motorsport and took part in a race weekend of the Formula Renault 3.5. The opportunity arose because the regular driver Walter Grubmüller was sidelined due to injury. Carroll got along right away and scored a fourth and a third place. Because of these benefits Campos Racing became aware of him and eventually signed him for the last four of the seven race weekends of the Auto GP. He scored the pole position and a second position, which represented the previously best result of his team right away. A few days after his first Auto GP commitment, he was given the opportunity to return to Super Nova Racing in the GP2 Series. Therefore, due to scheduling conflicts, he entered not into a car -GP event. With a win at the season finale, he ended the Auto GP season at the tenth position in the driver standings. In the GP2 series, he completed the second half of the season. With two fifth places as the best results he finished the season starting on the 17th place overall. He sat down against Fairuz Fauzy by our internal team, who had contested the full season.
- 2004: British Formula 3 (2nd place)
- 2005: GP2 Series ( 5th place)
- 2006: GP2 Series (8th place )
- 2007: GP2 Series (No. 7)
- 2007: DTM
- 2008: A1 Grand Prix
- 2008: GP2 Series (No. 25)
- 2009: A1GP
- 2010: IndyCar Series ( No. 34 )
- 2011: Auto GP ( 10th place )
- 2011: GP2 Series (No. 17)
- 2011: Formula Renault 3.5 ( 17th)
Individual results in the IndyCar Series