Ericsson goes to IndyCar anxious to compete for wins

Marcus Ericsson
Marcus Ericsson

At Thursday's Brazilian GP Press Conference Marcus Ericsson said he is fully committed to a long stint in the United States, and he can’t wait to get going.

“I don’t really know the answer to that question, I think that’s what the future will tell," said Ericsson. “I go to America fully committed to doing a great job over there and I see myself being there for quite some time, but then in the future you never know what will happen.

“I’m just super excited to go there. I met the team and felt really, really good and I think that IndyCar from the outside looks like a lot of fun so, yeah I can’t wait to get started."

Talking about running in the back in F1 all these years, “It’s been amazing, I’ve really enjoyed it, but it’s also been tough," said Ericsson. “Most of the time I’ve been running at the back of the grid and that’s always tough, especially when you go up through the junior ranks and are always fighting for wins and podiums.

"You’re always going with that mindset to a race weekend and the last five years that’s never been realistic so that’s been a tough part of it and that’s why also I’m so excited about next year — I can be back actually racing for wins again."