Marcus Ericsson: “I always look forward to the Canadian Grand Prix”

Marcus Ericsson is looking forward to racing at the demanding track this weekend in Montreal Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd.

With characteristics similar to Monaco, Marcus Ericsson always looks forward to the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal.

The Sauber F1 Team driver experienced a difficult Monaco Grand Prix, after his struggle with the combination of cold tyres and overheating brakes led to his retirement. With his struggles, he was unable to negotiate St Devote hitting the barriers nose-first, after he was released to unlap himself and join the back of the pack during the safety car period.

Moving on from his retirement, the Swede is now focusing his attention to this weekend when they head to Montreal, a circuit with characteristic turns that make it similar to Monaco.

“I always look forward to the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal,” said Ericsson. “Because I particularly like the track and the atmosphere around the circuit there.

“The city, the fans, the track and the event are just spectacular. It is a demanding track, especially because of its chicanes. The characteristic turns make it similar to Monaco.

“The combination of slow turns and long straights make it essential to bring the tyres to ideal temperature to get the right amount of grip. Of course top speed also plays a defining role.”