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Marcus Ericsson reflects on his five seasons in Formula 1®


The Swedish driver talks of his transition to IndyCar.

The Australian Grand Prix podcast In the Fast Lane has released its latest episode featuring Former F1® driver and current IndyCar race winner Marcus Ericsson.

Ericsson remembers racing Daniel Ricciardo as a junior in Macau, reflects on his five F1® seasons with Caterham, Sauber and Alfa Romeo, and talks about his transition to American open-wheel racing and the mental challenge of ovals.


Having competed in both Formula 1® and IndyCar, Ericsson is one of few who can compare the safety protection offered by the F1® Halo and IndyCar’s Aeroscreen from a driver’s perspective.

“I thought the Halo was good when they introduced it, it does a good job, obviously the Aeroscreen does add a little bit more protection because the smaller stuff stays out with the screen there,” said Ericsson.

Ericsson also offered his thoughts on the current Formula 1® battle taking place between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton.

“It’s a great year to be an F1® fan, to see that fight that we’ve been waiting so long to see between Max and Lewis, it’s really exciting. I hope, not being a fan of either of them, but that Max wins it.”

The podcast is available on Spotify, Google Podcasts and Apple Podcasts platforms.

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