Ericsson shakes drivers up: 'Drivers forget that feeling'

13-06-2021 12:27 | Updated: 13-06-2021 13:39
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Ericsson shakes drivers up: 'Drivers forget that feeling'

Marcus Ericsson conquered his first victory in the IndyCar this weekend. The Swedish driver managed to stay ahead of Rinus van Kalmthout and in this way took first place. The Scandinavian is very proud of its success.

The driver was active in Formula 1 between 2014 and 2019. He appeared successively for Caterham and Sauber. Although Ericsson had high hopes for his period in racing, he noticed that his car did not make it easy to compete with the other drivers on the track. He is therefore happy to be competitive again in America.

"Going through the junior categories, trying to get to F1, I was winning races pretty much every year," Ericsson told The Race. "It was something that you were used to and targeting. Then, when you reach the top level, like I did in 2014 to F1, in smaller teams that didn’t have the resources to compete for wins, drivers forget that feeling to fight for wins."

Victory in IndyCar

In America, that feeling changed. "It was not until I went to IndyCar how much I missed that feeling to go into a weekend and have the mindset to try and win and beat everyone. I’ve worked very hard to try and learn as much as I can. I have some great teammates to work from and that’s helped me a lot."

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