Marcus Ericsson: “It will be an important race weekend for us”


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Marcus Ericsson believes the Brazilian Grand Prix will be an important race weekend for Sauber F1 Team.

The Swedish driver finished the Mexican Grand Prix in eleventh, the closest he’s been to the points all season. On the opening lap, he was caught up in the three way tangle with Esteban Gutierrez and Pascal Wehrlein. Ericsson thought this was his Grand Prix over, but was able to continue and finish ahead of Jenson Button.

With two Grand Prix remaining in the 2016 Formula 1 season, the Swiss team are doing their very best to ensure both their drivers finish in the top ten.

“The Brazilian Grand Prix is a nice race weekend with lots of Formula One history,” said Ericsson. “It will be an important race weekend for us.

“Of course, our objective is still to score points, so as a team we will do our very best to ensure Felipe and I finish the race in the top ten. We will keep working in the right direction.  We all know that we are hunting for the first point.”

Ericsson will be testing the Halo safety device for the first time during Free Practice 1 at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace, and he is curious to see how driving feels with it.

“Regarding the race weekend, I will have the chance to test the halo system for the first time on Friday in FP1,” said Ericsson.  “I am curious to see how driving feels with it.”