Marcus Ericsson
Country Sweden
Date of Birth 1990-09-02
Age 26 years
Birth Place Kumla,Sweden
Major Teams Sauber, Caterham
Playing Details Racing Car Driver

Biography

A fourth successive year in GP2 yields one win, four other podium finishes and sixth place in the final standings. Lands an F1 drive with Caterham in early 2014.

With his blend of speed and experience, Ericsson went into 2013 as one of the favourites for the GP2 crown. Unfortunately, an extremely slow start to the season blunted any title charge, but during a second-half upswing he picked up a win in Germany and four more podiums to grab sixth overall. 

The following January, Ericsson was named alongside Kamui Kobayashi as one of Caterham’s 2014 race drivers. Inevitably he was initially outclassed by his highly experienced team mate, but as the year went on he closed the gap, his best finish a creditable 11th in Monaco.

Unfortunately, beset by financial problems, Caterham missed two of the last three 2014 rounds and Ericsson cut his ties with the team. Moving instead to Sauber for 2015, he is now the senior driver, partnering Brazilian rookie Felipe Nasr.