Chip Ganassi Racing announced on Tuesday that Marcus Ericsson has joined the team for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season.
The Swede who joined Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports from Formula One making his debut in the NTT IndyCar Series alongside James Hinchcliffe this year joins five time series champion Scott Dixon and 2019 NTT IndyCar Series rookie of the year Felix Rosenqvist at the team.
Ericsson who will drive the No.8 Honda commented saying:
First of all I’m extremely happy and proud to get the opportunity to join Chip Ganassi Racing. 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.”
Ericsson had a very strong debut season in the NTT IndyCar Series picking ups second place finish in Detroit where he finished runner up to his new team mate Scott Dixon. Speaking about the news team owner Chip Ganassi said:
“I think Marcus brings a lot of unique experience with him having competed in several championships around the world. 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.”