- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Kumla, Sweden
After two seasons of modest if inconsistent progress, Marcus will go into his third year with Sauber in 2017 seeking further to establish himself in Formula One.
His performances in 2016, when Sauber were struggling with financial problems and went through a change of ownership, enabled him to have the edge on team-mate Brazilian Felipe Nasr.
Ericsson is the first Swedish driver in the top tier since Stefan Johansson, who made his final race appearance in Canada in 1991 – when Marcus was only nine months old.
His talent and potential is undenaible. He won the British Formula BMW title at the first attempt with seven wins in 2007 and two years later won the Japanese F3 championship. Four years followed in GP2 before he joined struggling Caterham, alongside Japan’s Kamui Kobayashi, in 2014 when his best finish was 11th at the Monaco Grand Prix.
As Caterham collapsed, he moved on to Sauber for 2015 alongside Felipe Nasr. He picked up five top-ten finishes and was 18th in the championship, enough – with the aid of his Swedish financial support – to keep his seat with the Swiss team this year.