Chip Ganassi Racing have announced that Marcus Ericsson will join their team in a third car for the 2020 IndyCar Series.
Marcus Ericsson, having completed his rookie season in IndyCar with Arrow Schmidt Peterson in 2019, will switch camps to drive for Chip Ganassi Racing in 2020. The 29 year old Swedish driver, who most recently raced in F1 with Sauber in 2018, stayed on in his role as Alfa Romeo’s official reserve driver for 2019. However, with his IndyCar switch seeming the more permanent venture, he will join in a third car for Chip Ganassi – the No. 8 Honda.
He will be driving alongside five time IndyCar Champion Scott Dixon, as well as compatriot and 2019’s Rookie of the Year Felix Rosenqvist.
“First of all I’m extremely happy and proud to get the opportunity to join Chip Ganassi Racing.” said Ericsson, who scored his maiden IndyCar podium in 2019 by placing P2 in Detroit. “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 IndyCar Series.”
“I think Marcus brings a lot of unique experience with him having competed in several championships around the world.” said team owner Chip Ganassi as he welcomed Ericsson onboard. “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.”