Driver, Chip Ganassi Racing
At 32, Marcus Ericsson returns to Chip Ganassi Racing for his fifth season in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and his fourth with the team after a landmark 2022 offensive.
Ericsson made his mark on racing history with a win at the ‘Greatest Spectacle in Racing’ at the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500. Ericsson’s victory was the fifth for Chip Ganassi Racing (Franchitti: 2012 & 2010; Dixon: 2008; Montoya: 2000). With the win, he also became the second Sweden native to ever win the race (Kenny Brack). While Ericsson became the 27th Indianapolis 500 winner with Formula 1 experience, his 97 F1 stats are the fifth-most among that group (Hill: 176; Villeneuve: 163; Fittipaldi: 144; Cheever Jr.: 132; Andretti - 128). Ericsson secured three podium finishes (Road America; Indianapolis; Texas) and also registered the fourth-highest average finish among the full-time field (8.1) on the year.
Ericsson scored a prosperous 2021 season where he claimed his first two series victories (Belle Isle and Nashville). He also collected 12 top-10 finishes last season, tied with teammates Scott Dixon and Alex Palou for the second-most on the season.
He scored his first career podium during his rookie season in the series in 2019 with a second-place charge at Detroit.
Prior to joining the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, Ericsson raced in Formula 1 for five seasons for a total of 97 starts. The Kumla, Sweden, native is a two-time champion (Formula BMW UK, 2007; Japanese Formula Three, 2009), and has twice claimed the Swedish Junior Racer of the Year award (2007, 2009). Prior to that, he competed in British Formula Three, GP2 Asia and GP2.
|Birthday:||September 02, 1990|
|Car:||No. 8 Huski Chocolate Honda|
|Crew Chief:||Dave Pena|