Austin, 1st November 2014 The Sauber F1 Team is pleased to announce Marcus Ericsson as one of its race drivers for 2015. After his Formula One debut with the Caterham F1 Team this year, the Swede will head into his second season.
Monisha Kaltenborn, Team Principal:
We are pleased to announce this cooperation. We have got to know Marcus as a highly motivated driver. He did not have an easy rookie season this year in Formula One, however, he kept calm and improved continuously, mainly in the last races. We are convinced that signing Marcus can give the team a fresh impetus.
Fresh from a very turbulent week, I was suddenly given my best early Christmas present ever. The Sauber F1 Team has put its trust in me for 2015, and it makes me proud, as Sauber is known to be one of the best teams in developing young drivers. It will be a great challenge. I will give my very best to develop both as a driver, and to be part of the challenge to put the Sauber F1 Team back closer to the front where it belongs.
The second driver for the 2015 season will be announced at a later date.
Date/Place of birth 2nd September 1990 / Kumla (SWE)
Height / Weight 1.80 m / 70 kg
2014 FIA Formula One Championship (Caterham F1 Team)
2013 6th place GP2 series
2012 8th place GP2 series
2011 10th place GP2 series
6th GP2 Asia
2010 11th place GP2 series
2009 1st place Japanese Formula 3
2008 5th place British Formula 3
2007 1st place Formula BMW UK
1999 - 2006 Karting
Swedish and Nordic Champion ICA Junior 2005
Swedish Champion Formula Mini 2003
Rookie of the year and 4th overall Swedish Formula Mini 2002
Rookie of the year Swedish Formula Micro 2000
F1 stats to date:
First GP Australia 2014
GP starts 16
Best race result 11th Monaco (2014)