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Marcus Ericsson

The lowdown on Marcus Ericsson

Lee McKenzie's view:

"Marcus Ericsson is managed by Swedish racer Kenny Bräck, who has a big motorsport pedigree and so is able to offer support and advice to his young charge. 

"We've seen Marcus make some incredible overtakes and I particularly remember a weekend in Japan where he just kept doing the same pass over and over again. 

"But, despite that, Marcus is inconsistent and can make a silly mistake in FP3 or qualifying which puts the team under pressure and sees him start further back, which means he doesn't ever really get the opportunities to show what he can do."


The Swede, a multiple winner in GP2, stepped up to F1 with Caterham in 2014, partnering the highly-rated Kamui Kobayashi. 

He spent much of his first season in F1 behind the Japanese racer, but Ericsson notably improved as the year went on, recording the team’s best finish of the year in P11 in Monaco and racing well in Japan.

While his performances continued to improve, Caterham ultimately failed to make it to the end of the season, but Ericsson wasted no time in securing a Sauber drive for 2015.

Paired with Brazilian rookie Felipe Nasr, Ericsson compared reasonably well, recording his first F1 points on route to 18th in the drivers’ standings.

There were no points on offer in 2016 but the main prize - a spot on the grid in 2017 - was secured with the Swiss outfit.