An F1 outcast's journey to an IndyCar giant
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An F1 outcast's journey to an IndyCar giant

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Marcus Ericsson's rookie IndyCar season became almost as uncertain as his final Formula 1 campaign before he bounced back by securing a seat at one of IndyCar's biggest teams for next season. Here's the inside story of Ericsson's 2019

A year ago, Marcus Ericsson's motorsport future was uncertain. He had been told he'd been edged out of the Sauber Formula 1 team by Kimi Raikkonen and the consolation prize of a reserve role for 2019 was not enough. He therefore turned his attention to the USA.

At the end of October, he was announced as a driver for the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports IndyCar team. It was a fresh start for Ericsson as he joined one of the US championship's biggest teams outside its leading three - Chip Ganassi Racing, Penske and Andretti Autosport.

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