- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Kumla, Sweden
Another difficult year in 2017 saw Marcus Ericsson failed to score a point in the Drivers’ Championship, mostly due to his car’s deficiencies and occasional driver error.
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 are undeniable. He won the Formula BMW UK 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 Kamui Kobayashi, in 2014 when his best finish was 11th at the Monaco Grand Prix.
As Caterham collapsed, Ericsson moved on to Sauber for 2015 alongside Felipe Nasr. He picked up five top-10 finishes and was 18th in the championship.