Marcus Ericsson

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July 1, 2022

Marcus Ericsson (born September 2, 1990 in Kumla, Sweden) is a Swedish car driver and former Formula One driver. finished the season as one of the best newcomers moved to Japanese Formula 3, where he won the title in his first season. In 2010, he raced in the GP2 series, where he won one victory in the Super Nova Racing team. In 2011 and 2012 he competed for the iSport team, in 2013 still in GP2 for DAMS. In 2014, he made his Formula One debut for the Caterham team. He currently serves as the reserve driver for the Alfa Romeo team in Formula 1. As a pilot for the Chip Ganassi Racing team, he won the Indianapolis 500-mile race on May 29, 2022.

Formula 1

Caterham (2014)

On January 21, 2014, it was announced that Ericsson, together with Kamui Kobayashi, will become the driver of the Caterham team. During his debut at the Australian Grand Prix, he qualified in twentieth place. The plant did not finish due to oil pressure problems. He qualified last in Malaysia, but managed to beat his opponent Max Chilton in the race and finished in the penultimate fourteenth place. When qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix, there was a collision between Ericsson and Felipe Massa. Ericsson got 2 penalty points and had to start from the pit lane. He finished 11th in the race and narrowly lost Caterham's first points. In the seventh lap of the rainy Grand Prix of Hungary, he lost control of his car and crashed hard into the tire barrier. He escaped unharmed. In Singapore, he managed to beat both Marussia cars and finished in fifteenth place. In qualifying for the Russian Grand Prix, he did not advance to the second part of qualifying. However, he did not succeed in the race and finished in the last nineteenth place. On October 21, 2014, the Caterham team fell into forced self-government and could not start in the US Grand Prix. However, Ericsson traveled to Texas to co-comment on the Swedish television. Ericsson terminated its contract with Caterham on 12 November. He finished 19th in the season without gaining a single point.

Sauber (2015–2018)

2015

After the US Grand Prix, the Sauber team announced that they had signed a contract with Ericsson for the 2015 season. In the first race in Australia, they finished in eighth place. In qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix, he managed to advance from the third part of the qualification for the first time. He started the race in ninth place, but after a collision in the fourth lap he had to resign from the race. He started in tenth place in China and also finished the race in this position. He held on to eighth place in the Bahrain Grand Prix for a long time, but ended up in fourteenth place after an engine problem. In the European part he managed to score only in Hungary, Belgium and Italy. He failed to score in other races. He finished 18th in the season with nine points.

2016

In the 2016 season, Sauber missed pre-season testing due to financial difficulties. He did not finish his first race in Australia due to performance problems. He finished twelfth in Bahrain. At the China Grand Prix, he finished in 16th place - four places ahead of his teammate Felipe Nasr. In Russia, he managed to recover from a collision in the first round and finished in fourteenth place. He was successful again at the Spanish Grand Prix and finished in twelfth place. In Monaco he had to resign after a collision with his teammate and in the next race in Canada he had to start from the pit lane due to repairs. After modifications to the car, he also had to start in Hungary from the pit lane. In Singapore, he managed to advance to the second part of the qualification and started the sixteenth. He was close to gaining the first points in the race, but after a strategic mistake, he finished in seventeenth place. At