Marcus Ericsson will pursue his career in IndyCar next season thanks to Chip Ganassi whose team will enter a third car in the series next season for the Swede.
After five years in Formula 1, Ericsson found a new home in the US in 2019, completing his maiden season of IndyCar racing with Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and achieving a second-place finish in Detroit as his best result.
Ericsson will transfer to the Honda-powered Chip Ganassi Racing outfit where he will race alongside five-time IndyCar series champion Scott Dixon and fellow-Swede Felix Rosenqvist.
“First of all, I’m extremely happy and proud to get the opportunity to join Chip Ganassi Racing,” Ericsson said.
“It’s a team of winners and their history speaks for itself. I’m very thankful that they believe in me and I will do everything I can to make 2020 another successful year for the team.
“I’m also very excited to work with two of the best drivers in the series in Scott and Felix. I’m looking forward to putting what I’ve learned this year to use in my second year in the NTT IndyCar Series.”
Team owner Chip Ganassi underscored the diversity of his new recruit’s talent.
“I think Marcus brings a lot of unique experience with him having competed in several championships around the world,” said Ganassi.
“When you have someone with that type of background, it gives him other points of reference that helps his ability to develop and add to the overall racing program.
“We’re looking forward to seeing what Marcus can do alongside Scott and Felix.”