Marcus Ericsson: “One of the highlights of the season”


Marcus Ericsson has secured points in the past three races and wants to make it four in a row this weekend at the Marina Bay circuit in Singapore.

The Swedish Sauber F1 Team driver is looking forward to seeing how the aerodynamic updates they are bringing to Singapore work, and is hoping for a top ten finish during one of the highlights of the Formula 1 season.

“The Singapore Grand Prix offers spectators a great backdrop,” said Ericsson. “It is always a very special race that I like a lot.

“I can hardly wait to get to Singapore, as this street circuit is one of my favourite tracks. The fact that the race is held at night brings a unique atmosphere with the city being under floodlights. For me it is definitely one of the highlights of the season.

“I am also looking forward to the Singapore Grand Prix because of our aero-update. Our goal is to get the maximum out of this innovation.”

Team-mate Felipe Nasr echoes the Swede, feeling the aero-update is an encouragement for the team, but expects the most physical challenge he has faced so far in his Formula 1 career to date this weekend.

“Singapore is one of the nicest venues on the current Formula One calendar,” said Nasr. “I really enjoy driving on this fascinating street circuit.

“Racing there is a physical challenge, because of the high temperature as well as the high humidity. Managing to put in the perfect laps during the night race will also be challenging.

“You need to drive very precisely through every one of the 23 corners on each lap, especially the tight ones.

“We also have our aero-update there, which is important and encourages everyone in the team.”