Carroll likely to replace Da Costa in Berlin and Moscow

Northern Irish racer Adam Carroll is believed to be in contact with Team Aguri about possibly replacing Antonio Felix Da Costa for the Berlin and Moscow rounds of the championship.

Da Costa’s DTM schedule clashes with the German, and Russian rounds of the championship and a source close to Formula E Zone has told us that Carroll is in discussions with the Japanese team about replacing the Portuguese driver.

The 33-year old was Mahindra’s reserve driver in Punta Del Este, as he was brought in just in case Nick Heidfeld was not comfortable about competing in the ePrix because of his hand injury he sustained in Putrajaya.

Carroll currently races in the Blancpain Endurance series for Gulf racing, but the Northern Irish driver competed in A1 Grand Prix championship for Ireland and won the 2008/2009 Championship.

Last season, Carroll competed in the British GT Championship driving the Ferrari 458 Italia. He took part in four races and finished the season 12th in the standings and picked up one podium finish.

Da Costa DTM commitments have cost Team Aguri before, as the Portuguese driver missed the first ever Formula E race in 2014, as well a missing the season finale in London last season.

The 24-year old was also close to not participating in the first race this season until the date of the Beijing ePrix was moved which allowed Da Costa to take part in the event.

Oliver Turvey will also miss the Berlin ePrix, due to the Brit competing in the Super GT championship. Turvey has been replaced by British driver Ben Hanley, and Carroll could be the next British driver to enter the championship.