Ericsson eyes move to IndyCar in 2019

Date published: October 4 2018

Marcus Ericsson: Open to IndyCar move

Marcus Ericsson thinks IndyCar would be the best series to showcase his talents as he plots his way back into Formula 1.

The Swede has been dropped from Sauber’s main line-up for 2019, which will be formed by Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi, with Ericsson demoted to a reserve driver role.

But, Ericsson wants to keep himself in the public eye by tackling another series and, out of the options available, IndyCar is the most attractive to him.

“We’re looking around at different options, but nothing is done yet. I definitely want to race next year, that’s the main target,” Ericsson said.

“The most attractive for me is IndyCar at the moment, so I’m looking at it.

“We’re talking to some teams there. I think it’s a realistic target.”

Ericsson has said that he would join IndyCar in the hope that it could lead to him getting a Formula 1 opportunity again further down the line.

“I want to race at the highest level possible because I see myself coming back to Formula 1 in the future as well,” he added.

“To be able to come back to Formula 1, I think I want to stay in single-seaters and I want to stay in fast cars. Looking at how it is at the moment in motorsport, for me, IndyCar is the one that is the best series to do that in.

“I’ve always looked at it and thought it would be really cool. Now I think the racing over there is amazing, it looks so much fun.

“When you speak to drivers or other people that are over there, they all seem to love it over there and say that the racing is great and the atmosphere is great and the series is really on the up. That’s also something that makes me quite interested in it.”

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