Marcus Ericsson will return to Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 8 Honda after agreeing to a multi-year deal with the championship-winning organization. Partnership details will be announced at a later date as the team begins preparation for the 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season.
“Marcus proved that he belongs here, and this season he contributed to the success of our team greatly,” said Mike Hull, Managing Director, Chip Ganassi Racing. “That includes being unselfish to his teammates, especially with Scott Dixon who won the INDYCAR championship. He’s a great foundational piece of our overall program and he fits well within our group. That translates into success on the track, and we’re glad to have him continue to grow and move the team toward into the future.”
Driving a new entry for the team, the 30-year-old native of Sweden finished 12th in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES point standings in his first year with Chip Ganassi Racing. Before joining INDYCAR in 2019, Ericsson competed in five seasons in Formula 1 making a total of 97 starts.
Ericsson piloted the No. 8 Honda to a season-best fourth-place finish at Road America and had his season-best qualifying result came in the first half of the Gateway doubleheader where he started fourth. Overall he scored nine top-10 finishes in the 14 races.
“I’m very happy to continue my relationship with Chip Ganassi Racing, Honda and HPD into 2021 and beyond,” Ericsson said. “I want to thank Chip and the whole CGR organization for their trust in me. Chip Ganassi Racing is one of the best teams in motorsports and I’m proud to be part of the team. The season we’ve just finished has been full of potential and I feel confident that with what we’ve learned together this year will help us succeed in 2021. I’m looking forward to getting back in the No. 8 Honda.”