Ericsson makes switch to CGR

Marcus Ericsson has found a new home in the NTT IndyCar Series 2020.

The 29 year-old Swede will be racing for Chip Ganassi Racing, in a third car, alongside countryman Felix Rosenqvist and the five-time Champion, Scott Dixon.

Ericsson raced for Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in 2019, after this 5 year streak in Formula 1 ended after the 2018 season.

The Arrow SPM team will be racing with Chevrolet engines, and a connection to McLaren, with the Swede not fitting into those plans.

Marcus Ericsson
Photo: / Chris Jones

He finished as third best Rookie in Indycar 2019, but was missing the Portland round, since he was called to Belgium on standby for a slightly injured Kimi Räikkönen at Alfa Romeo. He wasn’t needed however, because the Finn was able to race.

There won’t be any such interruptions at CGR, since the Honda powered team with Dallara chassis demands full attention. He will race car number 8, since #7 is owned by the SPM team.

Marcus Ericsson got a single podium finish in his debut season, but there should be more on the horizon. He has all the chances of getting better results, having visited all the tracks – except Portland International Raceway.

Chip Ganassi Racing got the chances to run an extra car on the team, after their IMSA and Le Mans programme with Ford shutting down after the 2019 season, and a large group of employees will be going back to Indycar. A lot of them has actually been part of Indycar before, when CGR raced 4 cars, but more recently has been limited to two.

The NTT IndyCar Series 2020 starts on 15. marts 2020.

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