Ericsson ‘curious’ ahead of first Halo run


Marcus Ericsson will add his name to the growing list of drivers trialing Halo when he takes to the Interlagos circuit on Friday morning.

Throughout this year’s championship drivers have run the cockpit protection device in first practice as the FIA collect feedback ahead of its potential debut in 2018.

Ericsson will join Haas in testing Halo this weekend in Brazil.

“I will have the chance to test the Halo system for the first time on Friday in FP1,” he said. “I am curious to see how driving feels with it.”

However, the race weekend will also mark Sauber’s second last opportunity to score points.

Heading to Brazil the team remains at the very bottom of the standings as they are the only outfit yet to score.

Ericsson is hoping they can change that this weekend.

“It will be an important race weekend for us,” he said.

“Of course, our objective is still to score points, so as a team we will do our very best to ensure Felipe and I finish the race in the top ten.

“We will keep working in the right direction, and we all know that we are hunting for the first point.”