Marcus Thorbjörn Ericsson is a Swedish racing driver currently competing in the NTT IndyCar Series with Chip Ganassi Racing driving the No. 8 Honda. Ericsson previously competed in Formula One between 2014 and 2018. He won the 2022 Indianapolis 500.
After a successful debut in car racing in 2007 which saw him take the British Formula BMW title with Fortec Motorsport, he moved up into the British team’s British Formula Three Championship squad.
After a late effort from Pato O’Ward, Marcus Ericsson wins the Indy 500.
The Indianapolis 500 is known for its high-octane action, and this year’s race did not disappoint.
Marcus Ericsson won the 106th running of the classic race on Sunday after dominating the final 11 laps, but it wasn’t an easy ride for the Swedish driver towards the end. When the race was restarted after a red flag with five circuits remaining, Ericsson was within touching distance of all the other cars, resulting in a two-lap sprint to the finish.
Over the final sprint, Ericsson had to hold off Pato O’Ward, with the race ending under a yellow flag for a collision unrelated to the red flag incident.
Regardless, Ericsson was 1.7929 seconds ahead of O’Ward at the finish line, delivering the 31-year-old his maiden Indy 500 victory.
Ericsson said that the race’s conclusion added stress to an already stressful position, but he expected additional challenges as the final laps approached.
“You can never take anything for granted, and obviously there were still laps to go [when the restart happened after the red flag], and I was praying so hard there wasn’t going to be another yellow, but I knew there would be one, and it was hard to refocus,” Ericsson said after the race to NBC Sports. “But, even though I knew the car was incredible, it was still difficult. I needed to do everything I could right then and there to keep them at bay. I’m speechless; I’m overjoyed.”
Marcus Ericsson Age, Family, and Early Life
Marcus Ericsson was born on 2 September 1990 (age 31) in Kumla, Sweden. Ericsson’s younger brother Hampus is also a racing driver. He was born to his father Tomas Ericsson and mother Kerstin Reinhold.
Marcus holds the nationality of Swedish. He belongs to the White ethnicity.
Marcus Ericsson Career, What is his profession?
Bräck convinced Richard Dutton, who ran Bräck in the British Formula Three Championship in 1989, to race Ericsson for his Fortec Motorsport team’s 2007 Formula BMW UK title challenge. Ericsson said of his chances during the season, “I was thinking that I should be around top eight to start with, trying for podiums and maybe wins by the end of the year”. Ericsson’s first win came at the first meeting of the series at Brands Hatch where he took third place in the first race and won from pole position in the second race.
Former Champ Car driver and 1999 Indianapolis 500 winner Kenny Bräck backed Ericsson’s career in 2006. “I saw Marcus at a race in Gothenburg,” Bräck explained, “and although he didn’t win the race because his engine blew up with two laps to go, he was definitely the best out there. He moved up to the British team’s British Formula Three Championship squad after a successful start in car racing in 2007, when he won the British Formula BMW title with Fortec Motorsport. After finishing as one of the top rookies in the category, Ericsson moved on to the All-Japan Formula Three Championship, which he won in his first season.
In 2010, he advanced to the GP2 Series, where he won one race in his first season with Super Nova Racing. Ericsson was an iSport driver between 2011 and 2012. Ericsson finished the GP2 season with DAMS in 2013 and made his Formula One debut with Caterham F1 in 2014. He is patient, but when he does go for it, everything comes together wonderfully. He reminded me of Alain Prost,” Bräck continued.
Which school did he go to?
Currently, we don’t have any information regarding his educational journey.
Marcus Ericsson Girlfriend, What about his relationship?
Iris Tritsaris Jondahl is the Swedish racing driver Marcus Ericsson’s gorgeous girlfriend.
Marcus Ericsson Net Worth, How much does he earn?
The net worth of Marcus Ericsson is estimated to be around $5 million dollars.
Is he available on any kind of social media platform?
He is seen active on Facebook as Marcus Ericsson with 1k+ friends. He is also available on Instagram as ericsson_marcus with 273k+ followers. Marcus can be found on Twitter as @Ericsson_Marcus with 223.8K+ followers.
Body Appearance of Marcus Ericsson’s Height, Weight
|Height||Feet: 5 feet 9 inches |
Centimeter: 180 cm
Meter: 1.8 m
|Weight||Kilogram: N / A |
Pound: N / A
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|Spouses||Iris Tritsaris Jondahl|