The former F1 driver will play his second IndyCar season at Chip Ganassi Racing, which will grow to three cars by 2020.
Chip Ganassi Racing will field a third car in IndyCar next season and it will be awarded to Marcus Ericsson. The Swede joins his compatriot Felix Rosenqvist and the fivefold Champion of the discipline, Scott Dixon.
After five years in F1, Ericsson competed in IndyCar's 2019 season with Arrow Schmidt's Peterson Motorsports-Honda, earning a second place finish in Detroit and showing off the ovals in particular. He now has the assurance of staying in the lap of Honda for his second campaign in the championship, but driving the car # 8 engaged by Ganassi.
"First and foremost, I am extremely happy and proud to have the opportunity to join Chip Ganassi Racing, a team of winners and their story speaks for itself", rejoices Marcus Ericsson. "I am very grateful to them for believing in me and I will do my best to make 2020 a successful year for the team, and I am very excited to be working with two of the top drivers in the championship, Scott and Felix. I look forward to implementing what I learned this year during my second season in the NTT IndyCar Series. "
"I think Marcus brings a unique experience after racing in different championships around the world, and when someone has that kind of baggage, it gives them other points of reference that help them grow and bring them more. compared to the overall racing program ", said Chip Ganassi, owner of the team. "We can not wait to see what Marcus can do next to Scott and Felix."
With this recruitment, Ganassi strengthens his team, having gone from four to two cars at the end of the 2017 season. Most of the employees involved in the Ford GT program led by the team are expected to return to IndyCar after the final of the season. 'IMSA, Petit Le Mans, which will take place this weekend and will mark the farewells of the Ford GT.