Marcus Ericsson info & statistics

Marcus Ericsson info & stats
Name Marcus Ericsson
Country Sweden Sweden
Place of Birth Kumla
Date of Birth Sep 2nd 1990 - 30 years old
Number of Seasons 5
First Race 2014 Australian Grand Prix
Last Race 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Best Qualifying 6th - 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix
Best Result 8th - 2015 Australian Grand Prix

Marcus Ericsson races car number 9 for Sauber

Marcus Ericsson F1 Stats

Race Starts 97
Race Wins 0
Pole Positions 0
Fastest Laps 0
Podiums 0
Points Finishes 11 (11,3%)
Retirements 24 (24,7%)
Total Points 18
Total Laps 4.898

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Biography

 

Marcus Ericsson Biography


Caterham CT05

Marcus Ericsson driving the Caterham CT05

It was a surprise when Sauber announced that they had signed Marcus Ericsson for the 2015 season, after an underwhelming debut year.

The Swede had a rough deal at Caterham but he struggled to make an impression despite their widely publicised problems.

He now joins another team in financial difficulties in Sauber, and there is little doubt that Ericsson’s financial backers influenced the team’s decision.

The 24-year-old will be the team’s senior driver alongside Felipe Nasr, so he will have to impress and show speed many believe is above him if he is to remain in the sport for much longer than 2015.

Marcus Ericsson, Sauber C34

Marcus Ericsson, Sauber C34 (2015)

Prior to F1, Ericsson had a steady but unspectacular racing, and he hasn't won a championship since the 2009 Japanese Formula Three title.

In several seasons of GP2, he consistently improved each year and he progressed from back-marker to podium achiever in five years.

Ericsson has had experience in F1 before. He competed in the Young Drivers Test in 2009 and received positive feedback from Ross Brawn, who said that he showed exceptional maturity.

Ericsson was signed to be Kamui Kobayashi’s team-mate at Caterham in 2014, but the car was riddled with problems and was often described as difficult to drive.

Kobayashi, a more experienced driver, dominated the Swede over the course of the season, but it was Ericsson’s performance in relation to Andre Lotterer that surprised many and dented his reputation.

Lotterer was drafted in for Kobayashi in Belgium to help raise funds, and he drover quicker than Ericsson all weekend.

The 2014 season ended badly for the Swede after Caterham’s financial problems worsened and they entered administration with three races to go. Sauber have given him an F1 lifeline, and he has to take it.

In 2015 Marcus got a seat at Sauber and became teammate of Brazilian Felipe Nasr. He scored 9 points, 18 points less then his Nasr, His best performance was an 8th place finish in the first race of the season in Melbourne. Both driver also competed in the 2016 season. In that season Ericsson didn't score any points and 11th was his best classification. Nasr scored the only 2 points for Sauber that season, but was not driving the 2017 Sauber, while Ericsson kept his seat.

Marcus Ericsson, Alfa Romeo Sauber C37 at Formula One World Championship Brazil 2018.

Marcus Ericsson, Alfa Romeo Sauber C37 at Formula One World Championship Brazil 2018.

The 2017 season also was without any points. His best place finish was 11th in Spain and Azerbaijan. Again his teammate Pascal Wehrlein was the driver that scored the only 5 points for the team, but wasn't given a seat for the 2018 season. Again Marcus Ericsson survived and was "hired" to drive the 2018 Alfa Romeo Sauber alongside highly rated rookie Charles Leclerc.

Ericsson's 2018 season was lot better. The Sauber also was a lot better because the Ferrari power unit was upgraded to the same version as the Ferrari team used that season. The season before 2018 Sauber always received the less powerful power unit of the season before. He scored 9 points in total and drove one of his best seasons of his career. His teammate was the highly rated 20 year old rookie Chales Leclerc. At first Ericsson could beat Leclerc with his 4 years F1 experience, but after 4 races Leclerc got used to his car and scored a 6th place in the always chaotic Azerbaijan GP. Leclerc scored 30 points more than Ericsson and in September 2018 it became clear that his F1 career would end at the end of the season. He will be replaced by Antonio Giovinazzi for 2019.

Helmets

 

Marcus Ericsson Helmets

Seasons

 

Marcus Ericsson Final Championship Results

20142015201620172018
21th18th24th21th17th

 

Marcus Ericsson F1 Seasons Summary

Year Team Engine GP 1st 2nd 3rd Pod Pole Laps FL Avg Pts Points
2018 Switzerland Sauber Ferrari 21 0 0 0 0 0 1094 0 0.43 9
2017 Switzerland Sauber Ferrari 20 0 0 0 0 0 1036 0 0.00 0
2016 Switzerland Sauber Ferrari 21 0 0 0 0 0 1054 0 0.00 0
2015 Switzerland Sauber Ferrari 19 0 0 0 0 0 999 0 0.47 9
2014 United Kingdom Caterham Renault 16 0 0 0 0 0 715 0 0.00 0

Races

 

Marcus Ericsson F1 GP Race Classifications

8th1 Time
9th4 Times
10th6 Times
11th9 Times
12th5 Times
13th7 Times
14th9 Times
15th12 Times
16th6 Times
17th5 Times
18th4 Times
19th1 Time
20th4 Times
DNF24 Times

Marcus Ericsson F1 GP Race Results

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
97 2018 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 12 DNF Power unit 0
96 2018 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 6 DNF Collisiion damage 0
95 2018 2018 Mexican Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 10 9 2
94 2018 2018 USA Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 16 10 1
93 2018 2018 Japanese Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 20 12 0
92 2018 2018 Russian Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 10 13 0
91 2018 2018 Singapore Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 14 11 0
90 2018 2018 Italian Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 18 15 0
89 2018 2018 Belgian Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 13 10 1
88 2018 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 14 15 0
87 2018 2018 German Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 13 9 2
86 2018 2018 British Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 15 DNF Crashed 0
85 2018 2018 Austrian Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 18 10 1
84 2018 2018 French Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 15 13 0
83 2018 2018 Canadian Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 19 15 0
82 2018 2018 Monaco Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 16 11 0
81 2018 2018 Spanish Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 17 13 0
80 2018 2018 Azerbijan Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 18 11 0
79 2018 2018 Chinese Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 20 16 0
78 2018 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 17 9 2
77 2018 2018 Australian Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 9 DNF Hydraulics 0
76 2017 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 19 17 0
75 2017 2017 Brazilian Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 17 13 0
74 2017 2017 Mexican Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 12 DNF Power unit 0
73 2017 2017 USA Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 13 15 0
72 2017 2017 Japanese Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 16 DNF Crashed 0
71 2017 2017 Singapore Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 20 DNF Accident 0
70 2017 2017 Malaysian Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 19 18 0
69 2017 2017 Italian Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 11 DNF Damaged car 0
68 2017 2017 Belgian Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 17 16 0
67 2017 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 20 16 0
66 2017 2017 British Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 18 14 0
65 2017 2017 Austrian Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 19 15 0
64 2017 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 17 11 0
63 2017 2017 Canadian Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 19 13 0
62 2017 2017 Monaco Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 19 DNF Crashed 0
61 2017 2017 Spanish Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 16 11 0
60 2017 2017 Russian Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 18 15 0
59 2017 2017 Bahrain Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 19 DNF Gearbox 0
58 2017 2017 Chinese Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 14 15 0
57 2017 2017 Australian Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 14 DNF Collision 0
56 2016 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 22 15 0
55 2016 2016 Brazilian Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 20 DNF Crashed by aquaplanning 0
54 2016 2016 Mexican Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 15 11 0
53 2016 2016 USA Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 16 14 0
52 2016 2016 Japanese Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 18 15 0
51 2016 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 17 12 0
50 2016 2016 Singapore Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 15 17 0
49 2016 2016 Italian Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 19 16 0
48 2016 2016 Belgian Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 19 DNF Technical 0
47 2016 2016 German Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 22 18 0
46 2016 2016 Hungarian Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 22 20 0
45 2016 2016 British Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 22 DNF Techincal 0
44 2016 2016 Austrian Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 18 15 0
43 2016 2016 Azerbaijan Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 20 17 0
42 2016 2016 Canadian Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 21 15 0
41 2016 2016 Monaco Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 17 DNF Collision 0
40 2016 2016 Spanish Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 19 12 0
39 2016 2016 Russian Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 22 14 0
38 2016 2016 Chinese Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 15 16 0
37 2016 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 17 12 0
36 2016 2016 Australian Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 16 DNF Left rear vibrations 0
35 2015 2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 18 14 0
34 2015 2015 Brazilian Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 17 16 0
33 2015 2015 Mexican Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 14 12 0
32 2015 2015 USA Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 14 DNF Electircal failure 0
31 2015 2015 Russian Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 16 DNF Collision Hulkenberg 0
30 2015 2015 Japanese Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 17 14 0
29 2015 2015 Singapore Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 17 11 0
28 2015 2015 Italian Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 12 9 2
27 2015 2015 Belgian Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 13 10 1
26 2015 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 17 10 1
25 2015 2015 British Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 15 11 0
24 2015 2015 Austrian Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 11 13 0
23 2015 2015 Canadian Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 12 14 0
22 2015 2015 Monaco Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 17 13 0
21 2015 2015 Spanish Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 14 14 0
20 2015 2015 Bahrain Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 13 14 0
19 2015 2015 Chinese Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 10 10 1
18 2015 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 9 DNF Spun off 0
17 2015 2015 Australian Grand Prix 9 Sauber Ferrari 16 8 4
16 2014 2014 Russian Grand Prix 9 Caterham Renault 16 19 0
15 2014 2014 Japanese Grand Prix 9 Caterham Renault 19 17 0
14 2014 2014 Singapore Grand Prix 9 Caterham Renault 22 15 0
13 2014 2014 Italian Grand Prix 9 Caterham Renault 22 20 0
12 2014 2014 Belgian Grand Prix 9 Caterham Renault 22 17 0
11 2014 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix 9 Caterham Renault 19 DNF Spun off 0
10 2014 2014 German Grand Prix 9 Caterham Renault 22 18 0
9 2014 2014 British Grand Prix 9 Caterham Renault 21 DNF Suspension 0
8 2014 2014 Austrian Grand Prix 9 Caterham Renault 20 18 0
7 2014 2014 Canadian Grand Prix 9 Caterham Renault 18 DNF Turbo 0
6 2014 2014 Monaco Grand Prix 9 Caterham Renault 22 11 0
5 2014 2014 Spanish Grand Prix 9 Caterham Renault 19 20 0
4 2014 2014 Chinese Grand Prix 9 Caterham Renault 20 20 0
3 2014 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix 9 Caterham Renault 20 DNF Accident 0
2 2014 2014 Malaysian Grand Prix 9 Caterham Renault 22 14 0
1 2014 2014 Australian Grand Prix 9 Caterham Renault 19 DNF Oil pressure 0

Podiums

 

Marcus Ericsson F1 Podium Finishes

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts

Poles

 

Marcus Ericsson F1 Pole Positions

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts

Comparison

 

Marcus Ericsson Teammate Comparison

SeasonTeamTeam MateBest PosPointsWinsPolesPositionQualifying
2014CaterhamAndre Lotterer17220000001001
Kamui Kobayashi111300000069510
2015SauberFelipe Nasr859270000810711
2016SauberFelipe Nasr119020000138129
2017SauberAntonio Giovinazzi15120000001120
Pascal Wehrlein118050000711711
2018SauberCharles Leclerc969390000912417

News

 

Latest Marcus Ericsson News


Ericsson: F1 should consider Indy-style quali

Sep.6 - F1 should look to the Indy 500 in order to solve the problem with qualifying at Monza. That is the view of former F1 driver turned Indycar driver Marcus Ericsson, who..

September 6, 2020 with 2 Comments

Ericsson's F1 role to change for 2020

Marcus Ericsson looks set to take another step away from the Formula 1 paddock in 2020. This year, the Swede split his time between a full-time Indycar race seat and a reserve..

December 23, 2019 with 1 Comment

Raikkonen & Norris to check leg injuries on Friday

Kimi Raikkonen has admitted he may need to sit out the Belgian GP. When Marcus Ericsson pulled out of his latest Indycar race to be on standby for Alfa Romeo at Spa, rumours began..

August 30, 2019 with 0 Comments

Ericsson in no hurry for F1 race return

Marcus Ericsson says he is in no hurry to return to the Formula 1 grid. The Swede lost his Sauber race seat at the end of last year, but retained his connection with the team by..

July 8, 2019 with 0 Comments

Ericsson: 'Real races' in Indycar, not F1

Marcus Ericsson says the "real races" occur not in Formula 1, but in Indycar. The Swede, who lost his Sauber seat at the end of last year, is still an Alfa Romeo reserve driver..

July 4, 2019 with 8 Comments

Sainz: Ericsson shows how F1 must improve

Marcus Ericsson is a good example of how Formula 1 must improve. That is the view of McLaren driver Carlos Sainz, as the new rules for 2021 begin to shape up this weekend in..

June 7, 2019 with 0 Comments

Ericsson put on 7kg since leaving F1

Marcus Ericsson is disappointed F1's driver weight rule change arrived a year late for him. The Swede, whose 2018 teammate Charles Leclerc progressed from Sauber to Ferrari for..

March 11, 2019 with 3 Comments

Departing Ericsson says F1 'artificial'

Marcus Ericsson has departed F1 by saying the category is "a bit artificial". The Swede drove in F1 for Caterham and Sauber, but he has lost his race seat for 2019 and is..

December 6, 2018 with 3 Comments

Marcus Ericsson incredible crash Italian GP 2018

 Here is a video of Marcus Ericsson in his Sauber making incredible barrel rolls at the Italian Grand Prix.

November 5, 2018 with 1 Comment

'Furious' Ericsson moves to Indycar

Sauber driver Marcus Ericsson is switching to Indycar for 2019. The Swede, who debuted in 2014 for Caterham, has lost his race seat with Sauber despite being linked with the Swiss..

October 31, 2018 with 1 Comment

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