Oxford/Shanghai, 11 February 2021: Adam Carroll will be travelling to the opening round of the 2021 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in Diriyah this month as Reserve Driver for the NIO 333 FE Team. The Ulsterman is no stranger to the all-electric racing series having debuted in the championship with the Jaguar Racing team in 2016.
Adam was born and resides in Northern Ireland. He has competed in a plethora of motorsport categories since his formula racing debut in 1999 including British F3, GP2 Series, FIA World Endurance Championship, DTM, British GT Championship, European Le Mans Series and IndyCar. His most noted racing achievement is the championship title in 2009 A1 Grand Prix Series with Team Ireland, however, in 2005, Adam’s achievements in the GP2 Series were rewarded with a test driver contract with the BAR Honda F1 team and a place in its young driver program.
Sports car racing beckoned in 2012 with drives in the Blancpain Endurance Series GT Cup and FIA GT1 World Championship. Since 2014, Adam has competed in the ELMS, British GT Championship and the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship GTE Am class. After a season in Formula E, Adam returned to sports car racing in the 2019 Ferrari Challenge Europe and shall be racing a McLaren 570S GT4s in 2021 GT Cup series (GTH class) with Silverstone-based Greystone GT Team in its maiden season in circuit racing.
For his duties with NIO 333, Adam has been getting up to speed with the Saudi Arabian Formula E racetrack on the team’s DIL simulator at its European base in Oxfordshire, UK.
Adam Carroll – NIO 333 FE Team Reserve Driver
“I am very happy to be joining NIO 333 FE Team as Reserve Driver. Formula E is a fascinating championship to work in; it is extremely high level and technically complex. It has been interesting to see how the cars and systems have developed since I raced with the series in 2017 and the NIO 333 team is pushing very hard for the coming season. I look forward to the challenge ahead.”
Christian Silk, NIO 333 FE - Team Principal
“Not only is Adam a very talented racing driver, but he is also a good friend of the team. The role of Reserve Driver is obviously very important to us and I am very grateful that we have such a safe pair of hands in this key position. I am sure I speak for the whole team when I say we are looking forward to working with Adam again.”