Marcus Ericsson: “This street track is a lot of fun to drive”


Marcus Ericsson is hopeful of a first points finish of the season in Monaco - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Marcus Ericsson enjoyed his best result of the season so far last time out in Spain, and with further updates planned for the Monaco Grand Prix, the Swede arrives in the Principality with extra confidence of another good weekend.

The Sauber F1 Team driver has a best finish of eleventh in Monaco back in 2011 whilst driving for the Caterham F1 Team, and he sees this weekend as an unique challenge but one of the highlights of the Formula 1 season.

Ericsson hopes to have confidence behind the wheel of his C36-Ferrari this weekend, because he knows that should that be the case, the driver can have a big impact on the cars performance compared to other circuits.

“The Monaco Grand Prix is one of the highlights of the season,” said Ericsson. “It is kind of unique place, as it is so different to other circuits on our calendar.

“This street track is a lot of fun to drive, but at the same time very challenging. A small mistake can be punished by ending in the barriers. But if you are feeling confident in the car, you can extract the most out of your skills and the car’s performance.

“After the surprising team result in Barcelona, we travel with a good feeling to Monte Carlo. We are making progress, and I am confident that we can further improve with the new parts that we are bringing to Monte Carlo.”