CARROLL AND ANDERSON JOIN FORCES FOR 2006 GP2 CHAMPIONSHIP. One of the stars of GP2's 2005 Championship, Adam Carroll, is teaming up with legendary F1 designer and engineer, Gary Anderson, as he joins Spanish outfit Racing Engineering. Team ...
CARROLL AND ANDERSON JOIN FORCES FOR 2006 GP2 CHAMPIONSHIP.
One of the stars of GP2's 2005 Championship, Adam Carroll, is teaming up with legendary F1 designer and engineer, Gary Anderson, as he joins Spanish outfit Racing Engineering. Team principal, Alfonso de Orleans-Borbon announced Carroll's addition to the Racing Engineering team Thursday February 16th.
"What can I say, I think that with Adam and Gary we will have one of the strongest driver-engineer pairings in the championship. Adam has been a driver whom we have always wanted to work with, while Gary is a great addition to our engineering team. I would also like to thank Repsol and Telefonica for allowing all this to come together and make us the team we are today. They have a firm belief that we will be doing a good job." Stated Team principal Alfonso de Orleans-Borbon.
Adam enjoyed a very successful first season in GP2 in 2005, winning three races in Imola, Monaco and Spa Francorchamps, with a further three podium finishes. In addition to competing in GP2, Adam also tested for the BAR Honda F1 team in 2005.
Gary Anderson's illustrious career in motorsport spans over 30 years, starting out at the age of 20 at the Motor Racing Stables in Brands Hatch. A mechanic, engineer and then technical director of Jordan, Stewart and Jaguar shows the ambition he had for his career. Anderson designed the first Jordan F1 car Michael Schumacher ever drove. Recently Anderson has been sharing his technical insight with F1 fans as part of the Setanta Sports commentary team and will continue to do this during 2006.
"It's really great to join Racing Engineering, they are a very professional outfit and to work with Adam will be a great pleasure. He is a driver I have watched over the past few years and his ability and natural talent is second to none. Hopefully some of my 30 years experience will help him achieve his goal as a race driver in a top F1 team." stated Anderson.
Adam will drive for Racing Engineering alongside the 18 year-old Spaniard, Javier Villa, who is embarking on his first season in GP2.
"I am extremely happy with joining Racing Engineering. I feel very confident about the 2006 season and I am very comfortable straight away with everyone in the team. Gary and I will be a strong pairing already adding to a strong technical team. I would like to thank Alfonso, Respol, Telefonica and John Sweeney for giving me this chance. I will not let them down." Adam Carroll added.