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Meet Sauber’s Marcus Ericsson at Circuit of The Americas!

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Sauber driver Marcus Ericsson will be the special guest for our Paddock Club Party at this year’s United States Grand Prix on 18-21 October!

Sweden’s only current Formula 1® driver will be joining us after the first day of on-track action at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) for our party in the exclusive surrounds of the Formula One Paddock Club™. Access to the party is available with Trophy and Hero Ticket Packages.

Guests will be able to ask Marcus their burning questions during a Q&A session, and the Sauber driver will also be available to sign autographs and pose for photos. Click here to view photos from some of our previous Paddock Club Parties.

Trophy and Hero Ticket Packages for the 2018 United States Grand Prix also include exciting additional benefits such as Insider Access to the F1® Paddock, a Drive the Track Tour and an Exclusive Pit Lane Walk. Get your package today to meet Marcus Ericsson at COTA this October!

In other news, we’ve also confirmed McLaren’s Stoffel Vandoorne for a special guest appearance in our Champions Club at COTA this year, which you can read about here.

MEET ERICSSON OR VANDOORNE AT COTA

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Marcus Ericsson Biography

Born in the city of Kumla, Sweden on 2 September 1990, Ericsson cut his racing teeth in karts, quickly accumulating a host of trophies. In 2006, he met former Indy 500 winner and compatriot Kenny Brack, who helped him make a successful transition to single-seaters. The following year, he graduated to British Formula Three where he finished fifth in the championship behind future F1® driver Sergio Perez.

In 2010, Ericsson moved up to GP2 (now Formula 2) for what would be the first of four years in the F1 feeder series. Though he scored a reverse grid win in Valencia, it would prove a tough year, with points finishes hard to come by. Ericsson went into 2013 as one of the favourites for the GP2 crown. Unfortunately, a slow start to the season blunted any title charge. During a second-half upswing, he picked up a win in Germany and four more podiums to grab sixth overall.

The following January, Ericsson was named as one of Caterham’s 2014 race drivers. Ericsson cut his ties with the team at the end of the year due to financial issues before moving to Sauber for 2015. With Sauber facing their own money troubles in ‘16, the team struggled for form and Ericsson failed to score a single point. However, he did prove to have the edge over teammate Felipe Nasr and ultimately re-signed with them for a third season in 2017. With a new team boss in Frederic Vasseur and a new title sponsor for Sauber in Alfa Romeo, 2018 has started well for F1's only Swede, with a best finish of ninth in Bahrain for two World Championship points.

Topics: Circuit of The Americas, Marcus Ericsson

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