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Sauber hire former Caterham driver Marcus Ericsson for 2015 // Caterham's loss is the Swiss team's gain

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Sauber hire former Caterham driver Marcus Ericsson for 2015
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With Caterham and Marussia going into administration over the past few weeks, the number of seats available for the 2015 season has diminished somewhat. Former Caterham driver Marcus Ericsson has had his future confirmed, however, with a seat at the Sauber team for next season. Although the team haven’t said who will join Ericsson for next year, the Swedish driver will replace either Adrian Sutil or Esteban Gutiérrez and race for the Swiss team.

With the announcement, Ericsson said: “Fresh from a very turbulent week, I was suddenly given my best early Christmas present ever. The Sauber team has put its trust in me for 2015 and it makes me proud.”

Team principal at Sauber, Monisha Kaltenborn, added: “We have got to know Marcus as a highly motivated driver. He didn’t have an easy rookie season this year, however he kept calm and improved continuously, mainly in the last races.”

Sauber themselves have had their own fair share of financial troubles but seem to be on a more stable footing at the moment. They’ve confirmed the second driver for 2015 will be announced at a later date.