Swedish Formula One (F1) driver Marcus Ericsson has extended his contract with Sauber. The extension will be for one more season. Ericsson has already spent two seasons with the team based in Hinwil, Zurich, Switzerland.
“It is great news. I have developed a lot as a driver during my time at Sauber. We have had ups and downs, but we always stick together and work as hard as we can.” Ericsson said, according to BBC.
Ericsson, who made is F1 debut with Caterham in 2014 is yet to score a point this season. The 26-year-old has been regularly outperformed by his Brazilian teammate, Felipe Nasr, as reported by Yahoo Sports.
Ericsson has thanked the entire Sauber F1 team for keeping faith in him. The F1 driver from Sweden has called the team his home.
Ericsson’s best finish this season has been eleventh in Mexico, last month. His teammate, Nasr scored the first points for the team when the 24-year-old finished ninth in his home race in Sau Paolo, last weekend.
The driver from Kumla, Sweden managed to earn nine points in 2015. He will hope to better his performances, especially as he has been given the third season by the team.
Sauber F1 second driver for 2017
Sauber F1 are yet to fill their other two drivers seats for the 2017 season. The team will announce their second driver in due course.
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