- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Kumla, Sweden
After two seasons of modest progress, Marcus will go into 2016 seeking to establish himself not only with Sauber, but in Formula One.
It is a tall order, but not beyond 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.