Marcus Ericsson ( born September 2, 1990 in Kumla ) is a Swedish racing driver. In 2009, he won the championship title of the Japanese Formula 3 Championship. He rode from 2010 to 2013 in the GP2 series. His best overall finish was sixth place 2013. 2014 occurs Ericsson for Caterham in Formula 1.
Ericsson began his motorsport career in karting in 1999, which he held until 2006. In his last year in karting Swedish rally driver Kenny Bräck became aware of Ericsson, who supported him from this point on. In 2007 he moved to Formula racing. At age 16, he took in his first season the champion of the British Formula BMW. He won seven of 18 races. 2008 Ericsson went to the British Formula 3 Championship at the start. Although he did not win a race, but was it five times on the podium and finished the season fifth overall. 2009 joined Ericsson in the Japanese Formula 3 Championship and immediately won the championship of the driver. He also competed in four races of the British Formula 3 Championship, which he won two.
After winning the championship Ericsson went for ART Grand Prix at the first race weekend of the GP2 Asia Series season 2009/2010 at the start. He also completed in December 2009 Formula 1 test driving for Brawn GP. For the second race weekend of the GP2 Asia Series, he moved to Super Nova Racing. Then, Ericsson did not occur and eventually finished 24th overall. For Super Nova Racing Ericsson 2010 took part in the main European GP2 series as team-mate Josef Král. Initially he scored in the GP2 Series on the fourth weekend in Valencia for the main race his first points, his first victory followed a day later in the sprint race in this championship. Ericsson, who scored only one other race, finished at the end of the season 17th overall. In 2011 he went to the GP2 Asia and GP2 Series for iSport International at the start. The GP2 Asia Series graduated from Ericsson with a third place as best result in sixth place overall. In the GP2 Series, he led the main race at the Hungaroring safely. Since his team, however, had released him at the pit stop too early and he nearly collided with a counterparty, the stewards took him a drive-through penalty for which he crossed the finish line in fifth place. Ericsson ended the season with two third place finishes as the best results on the tenth overall. After the season, he also took part in the GP2 Final in 2011. He finished second behind Fabio Leimer.
For the 2012 season Ericsson was once again at iSport International under contract. After he occasionally went to the points in the first three quarters of the season and was second twice, he drove in the last quarter of the season at every race in the points standing on the podium three times and won the feature race at Spa- Francorchamps. In the drivers' standings with 124 points Ericsson was eighth. So he sat down internally against Jolyon Palmer, who had retracted 78 points through. 2013 moved to Ericsson DAMS, the champion team of the preseason. After he had indeed achieved in the first nine races twice the pole position, but had stayed in the race without points and did not come in the top 10, he scored in the tenth race his first point. A race later on the Nürburgring followed by his first win of the season in the main race. In the next two events at the Hungaroring and Spa- Francorchamps, he finished second in the feature race. Overall, Ericsson was in season five times on the podium. With 121 to 103 points he won the team-internal duel against Stéphane Richelmi for himself and finished the season off in sixth place overall.
2014 Ericsson received at Caterham a Formula 1 cockpit. Making its debut in Australia he did not finish the race. After the third race, he finished 20th overall.
Ericsson chose the # 9 as its Formula 1 race number.
- 2009: British Formula 3 (11th )
- 2010: GP2 Asia Series (No. 24)
- 2010: GP2 Series (No. 17)
- 2011: GP2 Asia Series ( 6th place)
- 2011: GP2 Series (No. 10)
- 2012: GP2 Series (8th place )
- 2013: GP2 Series ( 6th place)
- 2014: Formula 1
Individual results in the GP2 Series
Statistics in Formula 1
Status: Bahrain Grand Prix, April 6, 2014