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How F1 outcast Ericsson secured one of IndyCar's top seats

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How F1 outcast Ericsson secured one of IndyCar's top seats
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Oct 24, 2019, 2:11 PM

Marcus Ericsson almost had a deja vu moment when his IndyCar future became as uncertain as his final Formula 1 season with Sauber. But he's bounced back by securing a seat at one of IndyCar's biggest teams. Here's the inside story of Ericsson's 2019.

A year ago Marcus Ericsson's future was uncertain after he was told he'd been edged out of the Sauber F1 team by Kimi Raikkonen. The consolation prize of a reserve role for 2019 was not enough and he 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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Series Formula 1 , IndyCar
Drivers Marcus Ericsson
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing , Alfa Romeo
Author Adam Cooper