Marcus Ericsson is expecting to retain a role with Alfa Romeo Racing in F1 next season, but the Swede’s main focus will be on his IndyCar commitment with Chip Ganassi Racing.
Ericsson raced for Sauber/Alfa Romeo between 2015 and 2018 before exiling himself to the US where he took up a full-time IndyCar seat with Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsport, achieving a podium finish at Belle Isle in Detroit.
Following ASP’s alliance with McLaren, Ericsson will transfer to Chip Ganassi’s outfit for 2020 where he will race alongside five-tine IndyCar champion Scott Dixon.
However, the 29-year-old will be keeping a helmet bag and a set of overalls at Hinwil, just in case.
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“I have a long relationship with Alfa Romeo and Sauber and I’m pretty sure I will have some role there, but then I’ve also said that I really want to focus 100 per cent on this Indy season,” Ericsson told Sweden’s Expressen.
“The priority is not to be a reserve driver in Formula 1, the priority is Indycar.
“But I don’t want to say too much about it’s complicated, with different things to take into account. We’ll see in the future what Alfa Romeo and even Ganassi want.”