Ericsson finds IndyCars harder to drive than F1 cars
Marcus Ericsson finding IndyCars a handful
As readers of AutoRacing1.com know we have long maintained that F1 is an engineering exercise first and foremost. As such engineers win races in F1, not drivers and the car is 99% of the equation and the driver 1%. Hence winning the F1 World Driving title does not mean you are the best driver, just that you are driving the best car and you beat your teammate.
Former F1 driver Marcus Ericsson, now driving an IndyCar and preparing for his first year in the American-based series is finding out that driving talent matters in IndyCar.
In IndyCar all the cars are the same, and what separates the winner from 2nd place is raw driving talent.
“For me, the biggest issue is consistency. The IndyCar is tricky to drive, difficult compared with a Formula 1 car which is so planted to the ground. This car moves around a lot," Ericsson told Motorsport.com.
“So my biggest challenge now is to understand that and deal with that. At the moment I’m hooking up different corners well from lap to lap, but I struggle to get my best from all the corners in the same lap.
“I might get two or three corners just right and then do worse on the next two or three. Then the next lap, I’ll improve the ones I struggled with, but lose time on the ones where I was good.
“So I’m working with the team to improve that consistency to help me get up to speed better.”
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