Sauber has been very busy trying to regroup after a disappointing year in 2016, and they are one of the few teams with race seats available for the coming season. It had been rumoured that current Sauber driver Marcus Ericsson was looking for an exit strategy from the Swiss squad but with the rest of the grid filling up fast, he has opted to remain with his current team for another year.
Team principal Monisha Kaltenborn says of the re-signing: “During the current season Marcus has again showed he’s willing to go that extra mile in order to make progress. He went through very difficult times with us but managed them well… He is not only a good driver, but also an important team player who understands how to work with the team and to motivate everyone with his positive attitude.”
Whilst Ericsson may be feeling disappointed at missing out on any potential moves, he says: “From a personal point of view, I have developed a lot as a driver during my time at Sauber. We have had ups and downs but we always stick together and work as hard as we can.”
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