OBSCURE F1 A-Z: MARCUS ERICSSON
In this 26 part series of posts I will be going through the alphabet and for each letter, a profile piece on an obscure driver - some you may have heard of before some you may never knew even sat in an F1 car let alone raced one. I have chosen a driver for each letter choosing them based on their surnames.
Marcus Ericsson raced in Formula One for four years from 2014 to 2018 racing for the no longer existent Caterham F1 Team and the rebranded Sauber F1 Team which became Alfa Romeo just before Ericsson lost his seat.
Caterham and Sauber / Alfa Romeo were never competitive cars during Ericsson's time in the sport which led to him never being given the car or the chance to fight for podiums let alone wins. As for many F1 drivers who are dropped by smaller teams we can only imagine what would have been if they were given the chance by a bigger and more competitive team.
During his time in F1 Ericsson made a total of 97 race starts. His first race was the 2014 season opener in Australia and made his final appearance at the 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Despite being in cars that would be fighting towards the back of the field every race weekend Ericsson was still able to score a very respectable 18 points in his F1 career.