GP2: Carroll is back with FMS

By LJ Hutchins

CalendarWednesday, May 7th, 2008

 
 

Adam Carroll will be back behind the wheel for Fisichella Motor Sport International at this weekend’s Istanbul event and for the following race in Monaco.

The team has announced that Carroll will replace Adrian Valles following that driver’s departure from the team after the season opener at Barcelona two weeks ago.

FMS is apparently not commenting on this departure. However Valles, who came 18th in the feature race and 11th in the sprint, has just been announced as the new driver for Barcelona-based BCN Competicion after it parted company with Paolo Maria Nocera “by mutual consent”.

Carroll has just won Ireland the most-improved award for its performance in the 2007/08 A1GP World Cup of Motorsport, after he ended that nation’s run of 38 races without a podium finish by taking third place in the Brno sprint race on his A1GP debut.

He went on to score his and the team’s first feature race win in Mexico City in March and stepped onto the podium four times during his debut A1GP season.

He told Autosport: “It all came out of the blue. The team called me to say they needed a driver and it was a simple decision to say yes, so now I’m off to Turkey.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity and it’s going to be brilliant to drive the new car. Turkey and Monaco are two circuits I really love so I’m looking forward to the whole experience.”

The team is reportedly planning to announce its line-up for the rest of the season after the mid-season test at the Paul Ricard circuit in June.

Carroll raced 16 times for the team in 2007 with FMS, winning events in Britain and Hungary and finishing seventh in the championship.

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