Sauber confirms Ericsson for 2015

By on Saturday, November 1, 2014
Caterham F1 Team

Caterham F1 Team

Sauber has confirmed that Caterham refugee Marcus Ericsson will race for the team in 2015.

Ericsson made his Formula 1 debut with Caterham this year after spending four years in GP2 but the team's collapse means he is not racing in the United States this weekend.

Ericsson finished a best of 11th in Monaco for the Leafield-based team but will now make the switch to Sauber for next season.

"Fresh from a very turbulent week, I was suddenly given my best early Christmas present ever," he said.

"Sauber has put its trust in me for 2015, and it makes me proud, as Sauber is known to be one of the best teams in developing young drivers.

"It will be a great challenge. I will give my very best to develop both as a driver, and to be part of the challenge to put Sauber back closer to the front where it belongs."

"We have got to know Marcus as a highly motivated driver," added Team Principal Monisha Kaltenborn. "He did not have an easy rookie season this year in Formula One, however, he kept calm and improved continuously, mainly in the last races. We are convinced that signing Marcus can give the team a fresh impetus."

Sauber added that Ericsson's team-mate will be announced at a later date.

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