Carroll gives up WEC to focus solely on Formula E

Jaguar Formula E driver Adam Carroll will not race in the FIA World Endurance Championship this season.

Carroll gives up WEC to focus solely on Formula E
#86 Gulf Racing Porsche 911 RSR: Michael Wainwright, Adam Carroll, Ben Barker
Adam Carroll, Jaguar Racing
#86 Gulf Racing Porsche 911 RSR: Michael Wainwright, Adam Carroll, Ben Barker
Adam Carroll, Jaguar Racing
Adam Carroll, Jaguar Racing and Mitch Evans, Jaguar Racing
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The British driver, who has the first driver that Jaguar signed last summer will concentrate on his single-seater programme in 2017.

“I won’t do WEC this season, it’s decided,” said Carroll. “I will concentrate on Formula E.

"My 100 percent focus is on doing the best possible job here at Jaguar, and it is where I want to be this year and hopefully for longer to come too.

"I really believe we are building something good here, and I am really committed to the programme.”

Carroll has driven in the last two previous seasons for the Gulf Racing UK team in a GTE Am class Porsche, initially in ELMS but then in a full WEC campaign last season.

Carroll raced alongside team owner Mike Wainwright and Ben Barker, the trio finishing sixth and last in the standings of the regular class entries.

“I love that team and have some great memories, but even without the clashes this is the sort of job that needs undivided attention, so the decision is taken,” concluded Carroll.

Motorsport.com understands that both Panasonic Jaguar drivers are under initial one-year contracts at the team with various options for season four in 2017/18.

The team recently tested current Williams driver Felipe Massa, who is expected to complete a final F1 season for the team.

The Brazilian has expressed an interest in the all-electric formula ever since he visited the first London ePrix in 2015.

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