Marcus Ericsson is only the latest Formula One veteran entering the IndyCar field, making the transition from the big-money, highly technical, and massively adjustable F1 to the more standardized, more raucous, and yes, more economical world of IndyCar. What are the differences in driving style he had to adopt, how did his training regimen change to meet the new physical demands of IndyCar, and how did eating more hamburgers and being Swedish help him adapt? And does that 14 second deficit tell the whole story?
IndyCar driver Marcus Ericsson on the switch from F1 to IndyCar.
The 28-year-old Swede joined Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports-Honda this past October, filling a seat previously occupied by driver Robert Wickens, who was injured in a crash this past August. He's partnering with James Hinchcliffe on a freshly financed Arrow SPM team looking to make its mark against the big three: Penske, Ganassi, and Andretti. After a few of months of testing, Ericsson will make his IndyCar debut this weekend at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.