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Marcus Ericsson
Marcus  Ericsson
Chip Ganassi Racing
8 Honda Sweden
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Marcus Ericsson
rank
10
Career stats
Indy Car History
Championships: 0
Indy 500 Wins: 0
Total Poles
0
Race Wins
0
Birthday
Sep 2, 1990
Hometown
Kumla, Sweden
Residence
Indianapolis, Indiana

ON TRACK

  • Competing in his second NTT INDYCAR SERIES season with Chip Ganassi Racing.
  • Most recently competed in Formula 1, racing with Sauber for the last four seasons.
  • Won the British Formula BMW and Japanese F3 championships. Also competed in British F3 and GP2 (now called Formula 2).

OFF TRACK

  • Enjoys watching professional hockey and cheering on the Swedish national team. He played goalie as a youth player before deciding on a racing career.
  • Enjoys food and enjoys watching the Swedish version of “Master Chef.”
  • Favorite foods are Mexican and Japanese

CAREER STATS

YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 2 0 0 0 1 1 2
2019 NTT INDYCAR SERIES 16 0 0 1 3 6 13
Total 18 0 0 1 4 7 15

RAF = Running at Finish

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First Start
March 10, 2019 (St. Petersburg)

NTT IndyCar Series

  • 2019
    • Made NTT INDYCAR SERIES debut with Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports at St. Petersburg, finishing 20th.
    • Recorded one top-5 and 3 top-10 finishes

Marcus's Road to Indy

  • 2018
    • Finished 17th in the Formula One drivers’ championship for Alfa Romeo Sauber with best finish of ninth at Bahrain, Hockenheim and Mexico City.
  • 2017
    • Recorded best finish of 11th at Baku in Formula 1.
    • Failed to score a point in third season with Sauber.
  • 2016
    • Recorded best Formula 1 finish of 12th at Catalunya and Sepang (Malaysia).
    • Failed to score a point in second season with Sauber.
    • Outperformed his teammate and was brought back for another season.
  • 2015
    • Finished 18th in the Formula 1 drivers’ championship.
    • Moved to Sauber and scored first Formula One points with an eighth-place finish at Australia.
  • 2014
    • Became first Swedish F1 driver in more than 20 years.
    • Made 16 starts in Formula One for Caterham with a best finish of 11th at Monaco.
  • 2013
    • Finished sixth in GP2 for DAMS with a win at Nurburgring.
    • Recorded five podiums, two poles and three fastest laps.
    • Scored second most points over final six races.
  • 2012
    • Finished eighth in GP2 for ISport International, scoring a win at Spa Francorchamps and five podiums.
  • 2011
    • Finished 10th in GP2 for ISport International, scoring two podiums, including second at the GP2 Final.
    • Finished ixth in GP2 Asia Series with a win in four starts.
  • 2010
    • Finished 11th in GP2 for Super Nova with win at Valencia 2 and six top-10 finishes.
  • 2009
    • Won the Japanese F3 Championship for Tom’s with five wins (Suzuka 1, Fuji 4, Suzuka 4, Motegi 1 and Sugo 2).
    • Finished fourth in the Macau Grand Prix.
    • Tested Formula One car with Brawn.
  • 2008
    • Finished fifth in British F3 for Fortec with four second place finishes (Oulton Park 2, Rockingham 1, Thruxton1 and Silverstone 2).
    • Scored a third in Silverstone 1.
    • Won pole at Croft and Brands Hatch.
    • Competed in the Macau Grand Prix.
  • 2007
    • Won Formula BMW UK Championship for Fortec with seven wins, 13 podiums and seven fastest laps.
  • Early Career
    • Began karting at age 9 after former driver Fredrik Ekblom discovered him at a local karting track.
    • Named rookie of the year in Swedish Formula Micro and Formula Mini and won Swedish and Nordic karting titles.
Chip Ganassi Racing

Chip Ganassi created his own one-car Indy car team in 1990. Today, his racing empire includes entries in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and NASCAR Cup Series

Chip Ganassi Racing's open-wheel teams have amassed 12 championships and more than 100 wins, while overall his teams can claim 19 championships and more than 220 wins.

Chip Ganassi Racing solidified its place in open-wheel racing history, becoming the first team to amass four consecutive CART championships with Jimmy Vasser (1996), Alex Zanardi (1997-98) and rookie Juan Pablo Montoya (1999).

Following a switch from CART to the NTT INDYCAR SERIES in 2003, Ganassi and driver Scott Dixon captured the championship. Dixon claimed his second title for Ganassi in 2008, while Dario Franchitti won three straight series titles from 2009-11, allowing the team to amass another four consecutive Indy car titles. Dixon won his third title with a dramatic rally in the final third of the 2013 season, claimed the 2015 title on a tiebreaker after claiming a win in the season finale, and solidified his legendary status with his fifth championship in 2018.

In 2010, Ganassi was responsible for the first American auto racing "Triple Crown" (Daytona 500, Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400 wins) and added the first-ever "Chip Slam" of motorsports to his resume with a victory in the 2011 Rolex 24 At Daytona (holding all four major titles at one time).

For 2020, Chip Ganassi Racing has expanded to a three-car lineup with Dixon in the No. 9 PNC Bank Chip Ganassi Racing entry, 2019 NTT INDYCAR SERIES Rookie of the Year Felix Rosenqvist in the No. 10 NTT DATA Chip Ganassi Racing entry, and Marcus Ericsson in the No. 8 Huski Chocolate Chip Ganassi Racing entry.

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