Adam Carroll at DPR? Why not!

Italiaracing reports today that Autosprint magazine places Adam Carroll at DPR for the Istambul race.

I have written about this talented Irish driver in another post, and it would be a great move by André Herck to place Adam in his second race car.  Given that Giacomo Ricci, apart from bringing in no money,  has produced zero results for the team, bringing in an experienced GP2 race-winner like Carroll is a great bet.  If you’re going to incur a loss, might as well do it with drivers that can put your car in the top 10.

If Herck’s gamble pays off well, it could convince drivers such as James Jakes that the team is competent and that in the hands of a strong driver can be competitive.  If it doesn’t, they’re just back where they started.  Good move from Herck, since it’s not easy to find drivers of this caliber available and willing to go on a race-by-race deal.

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10 Responses to Adam Carroll at DPR? Why not!

  1. Daniel Rivera Martin says:

    Good news, he should be in Formula 1 really.

  2. Diogo Oliveira says:

    Adam Carrol still has it, that’s for sure. Now, he needs to show DPR’s collours in Istambul if he wants to get back in GP2 or maybe F1.

  3. Francois says:

    Creazy journalist ! !

    Italiaracing have always stupid news.

    For the moment it wasn’t any contact with Adam.

    I think Ricci talk too much to italian journalist

    This was only an engineer discussion. And it’s all ! !

  4. gp2 insider says:

    Francois, I agree it’s just a rumor, but it would be nice to think that a talented driver is ready to join GP2…. let’s hope there could be some truth to this! But as I say, why would Herck not put Carroll in his car??? Better chances of winning or scoring than with Ricci, don’t you think?

  5. Rob says:

    There’s a really obvious reason why Herck wouldn’t put Carroll in the car: he would absolutely own his son. Ricci is no fool, and he realises that he’s never going to get the money together for a season in GP2: better to put up with holding station behind Herck Jr and hoping his teammate stops so he can show what he can do from time to time than to not race at all.

    • gp2 insider says:

      Rob, good point. But I believe that regardless of his wish to “raise” his son’s performance, André Herck is thinking of raising the value of the team – both to potential clients or future buyers. I know he is very rich, but he is a smart man, and he understands what makes GP2 work. Carroll is not a solution, but a step in the right direction, at least in the vision and philosophy of his team management.

  6. Rob says:

    What team management? There’s no one left to disagree with Herck’s increasingly bizarre ideas. He’s shut down the old operations and seems to be operating out a truck, and losing staff at every race: why would Carroll poison his own reputation with any dealings with Herck now?

  7. Francois says:

    To finish this discussion.

    Herck have asked to Adam ! ! !

    For Istanbul Adam is not avaible maybe in the future ! !
    The team leave England next week and go in Italy, more than probably in Padova ! !
    The workers don’t left the team it was herck who push out all the British workers telling that the team will move soon in Italy. What he finds in this company account was a disaster by example David take 310 000 euros a year for his salary, the workshop and the truck. David order a new truck without having the bank agreement for the leasing.So Herck pay it cash but put this new truck in an other of his company to not have to share this with David ( this happen before herck buys the 49 % remaining shares ).
    I can tell you that you will not see any new Englishman in this team.
    Herck want French, Belgian, Italian, Spanish, Uruguyan or other nationalities but not English and this all the mechanics know perfectly.
    He does all he can to push out the guys.
    Now it remain 5 Englishmen Herck is happy with 2 of this guys.

    Now please stop to say things absolutly not true that is the situation.

    • gp2 insider says:

      Brilliant and relevant “insider” stuff Francois.

      Just a note regarding your last phrase. No one here is saying anything false, I’m just passing along a comment in an online racing magazine and reflecting my comments and my opinion were it true. No need to make these sorts of statements here, since all we want is to share our view on GP2 and its business and strategy. Thanks.

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