New NTT IndyCar Series driver Marcus Ericsson says he was pleasantly surprised to discover that he and his new team mate James Hinchcliffe have similar driving styles and give very similar technical feedback.

The ex Formula One driver made his NTT IndyCar Series debut last month at Sebring International Raceway with the team being extremely impressed with how quickly he got up to speed but also his feedback to the engineers impressed Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports general manager Taylor Kiel.

Ericsson was back in the car last Tuesday alongside the Mayor of HinchTown and they were giving similar feedback from their time in the No.5 and No.7 Honda’s respectively.

The Swede is hopefully that he will be in a position to take at least one victory in the NTT IndyCar Series in 2019.

Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports have been extremely successful in recent seasons with podiums, victories and pole positions and the increased involvement from Arrow Electronics from 2019 onwards it will help the team to develop their cars and help move the team forward.

Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports will have a greater data bank to draw from this season with today’s news that Jack Harvey will contest ten races in the No.60 AutoNation Sirius XM Honda in partnership with Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.

Ericsson can also draw from the experience that Robert Wickens had in his opening season in the NTT IndyCar Series season as he picked up a Verizon P1 Award at the opening race of the season at the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg.

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