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Marcus Ericsson appears to have his sights set on a move further up the Formula 1 pecking order as he wants to drive a more competitive car “as soon as possible”.
While Sauber team boss Frederic Vasseur says it would “make sense” to race young drivers such as Charles Leclerc, he says it is “too early” to speak about next year’s line-up.
In the first of three parts, we assess each driver’s performance so far this season, starting with those at Renault, McLaren-Honda and Sauber.
Pascal Wehrlein has distanced himself away from a potential switch to Formula E, saying he “cannot even imagine” racing in the all-electric category.
Formula One’s managing director for motorsports Ross Brawn has said performance gaps need to be “narrowed” in order to stop the sport becoming “unsustainable”.