Ericsson Hoping New Aero, Swedish Fans Will Help him to Midfield Battle


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Sauber F1 Team’s Marcus Ericsson is looking forward to the Hungarian Grand Prix, and is hoping that a mixture of track knowledge, an aerodynamic upgrade and Swedish fans will help him to fight his way into the midfield.

Ericsson has had success at the Hungaroring before, taking one of his nine career points at the track with Sauber in 2015. Having not scored any more points since the 2015 Italian Grand Prix two months later, he’s hoping that the combination of experience and home fans will help his performance.

The Hungaroring is a track that I have been to a lot in the past couple of years, ” said Ericsson.  “It is a very technical track with interesting corner combinations. I especially look forward to seeing my Swedish fans there, which motivates me even more to perform well.

As well as the fans, Ericsson’s hoping the team’s aerodynamic upgrade will further improve his performance, and allow him to enter the midfield battles he’s thus far not been a part of.

We will also have new parts on the car, and it will be interesting to see the first insights of this aerodynamic update,” said Ericsson.  “Hopefully, it will bring us forward so that we can fight our way into the midfield.

This will be Ericsson’s 51st race with Sauber, having crossed the 50 races mark with the team at Silverstone.