Marcus Ericsson

Quick Facts

Name Marcus Ericsson
Age 32 Years Old
Nick Name Marcus
Birth Name Marcus Thorbjorn Ericsson
Birth Date 1990-09-02
Gender Male
Profession Car Racer
Place Of Birth Kumla, Sweden
Birth Nation Sweden
Nationality Swedish
Ethnicity Swedish-white
Religion Christian
Horoscope Virgo
Race White
Parents Tomas Ericsson (father) and Kerstin Ericsson (mother)
Siblings 1
Marital Status Unmarried
Partner Tritsaris Jondahl
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Racing driver career
Net Worth $4 million
Salary $500,000 per year
Height 5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
Weight 75 kg or 165.5 lbs
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Body Type Average
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Marcus Thorbjorn Ericsson, also known as Marcus Ericsson, is a Swedish racing driver who drives the No. 8 Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing in the NTT IndyCar Series. Between 2014 and 2018, Ericsson participated in Formula One. At the age of nine, he began competing in local kart races, and in 2007 and 2009, he was named the Swedish Junior Racer of the Year.

Between 2011 and 2012, he was a driver for iSport. In 2013, he finished the GP2 season with DAMS. In 2014, he made his Formula One debut with Caterham F1. Additionally, Ericsson outlasted Pato O’Ward on a late restart to win the 2022 Indianapolis 500 under caution.

How much is the Net worth of Marcus Ericsson?

Marcus Ericsson is a multitalented individual with a $4 million net worth as of 2022. He also receives a great salary of about $500,000 each year. He has already developed a reputation for himself, and he is extremely ambitious and works tirelessly to accomplish his goals. Additionally, Erricson’s career as a race driver is his primary source of income.

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Marcus Ericsson Net worth 2022 Via Autosport

Early Years and Bio

The first time Marcus Ericsson opened his eyes was on September 2, 1990, in Kumla, Sweden. He was born in a Christian family with the name Marcus Thorbjorn Ericsson. He is from a Swedish-white ethnic background and has Swedish nationality. As of 2021, Marcus turned 31 years old, and according to his birthdate, he is a Virgo. His race is hence white. He is the son of Kerstin Ericsson and Tomas Ericsson (mother). A professional racing driver named Hampus Ericsson is one of his siblings as well.

What is the Professional Career of Marcus Ericsson?

Marcus Ericsson started his career by winning the first race of the series at Brands Hatch, where he finished third in the opening race and claimed the lead on the final lap. At the age of 16, he became the final British Formula BMW Series champion after defeating Kral by 40 points. Then, in the winter of 2008, he began to pursue a Formula Three seat and entered into an agreement with the Japanese F3 team TOM’S to participate fully in the championship for the following 2009 season. He drove for the ART Grand Prix team initially before winning the Japanese F3 championship, moving into the GP2 Asia Series for the 2009–2010 season, and winning races while making guest appearances back in British F3.

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Marcus Ericsson started his career by winning the first race of the series at Brands Hatch. Via RaceFans

Later, when he won the 2010 GP2 Series in Valencia, it was announced that he would race for Super Nova Racing. For 2011, he changed teams and competed for the iSport International squad, where he placed tenth overall and sixth in the Asia Series Championship. He was given the opportunity to drive for the defending champions DAMS in 2013, thanks to his victory at Spa, which started a run of six straight points finishes through the end of the season. In addition, Marcus participated in the three-day young driver test at Circuito de Jerez for Brawn GP from December 1–3, 2009, and it was revealed on November 21, 2013, that Ericsson was a candidate to join Kamui Kobayashi as a driver for the Caterham F1 Team in 2014.

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He started 20th in the 2014 Australian Grand Prix, ran 11th before slipping back due to oil pressure issues, and outqualified Kobayashi for the first time in his career. However, he finished last in Spain, behind both Marussia cars. The last finisher who was classified, he placed 20th overall. Marcus came in 15th in Singapore and outqualified Kobayashi and Marussia to finish in 19th in Japan. He finished the season in 19th place, the highest of the Caterham drivers who competed in 2014.

He qualified in a career-best 17th position and this time, he was 0.15 seconds from making it into Q2 at the inaugural Russian Grand Prix. On November 12, he canceled his contract with Caterham. At the 2014 United States Grand Prix, Sauber confirmed on November 1st, 2014, that it had signed Ericsson for 2015. In his debut race with the team in Australia, Ericsson came in eighth, and his first appearance in Q3 came in Malaysia, where he started 10th but eventually moved up to ninth. He qualified for Q3, where he finished 10th at the Italian Grand Prix, after finishing 14th in Spain and 13th in Monaco during the first European leg of the season.

Before a power outage in Australia in 2016, Ericsson was in 15th place and drove well to finish 12th in Bahrain in the next round. He performed admirably once more, finishing twelfth in Spain. In Monza, he made the most of the car and finished sixteenth. In Singapore, he qualified for Q2 and came very close to earning his maiden point until the team made a tactical error. His 2017 season got off to a rough start as he had to retire because of a hydraulic problem in Australia.

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His best finish of the season was 11th in Azerbaijan after a chaotic point-fighting match with his teammate there. He ended 15th in Russia, defeating his teammate for the first time this season. He kept his position at Sauber, which in cooperation with the automaker for 2018 changed its name to Alfa Romeo Sauber F1. After a total of 49 races without earning a point, he finished in ninth place and scored his first points since the 2015 Italian Grand Prix at the Bahrain Grand Prix. He subsequently added more points at the Austrian, German, Belgian, USA, and Mexican Grands Prix. Just prior to the 2018 Russian Grand Prix, it was revealed that he would be replaced at Sauber by Antonio Giovinazzi while continuing to serve as the team’s third driver and brand ambassador.

Ericsson will compete in the 2019 IndyCar Series full-time for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, it was confirmed on October 30th, 2018. In his first season in 2019, Ericsson finished on the podium at the Detroit Grand Prix and finished the year with 17 points. For the 2020 IndyCar Series season, he switched to Chip Ganassi Racing, and during the pandemic-shortened season, he finished in the top ten in more than half of his races, with his best finish being at the second race at Road America. When he won the opening race of the doubleheader in Detroit, he not only earned his first victory in IndyCar but also his first victory in any category since 2013 when he won in GP2. He was confirmed for a lengthier contract with Chip Ganassi in October 2020.

After finishing sixth in Laguna Seca, he would be mathematically eliminated from the championship. He would finish the season in sixth place in the driver’s championship with 435 points. Marcus shown speed throughout his third season with Chip Ganassi Racing, and his third-place finish at the XPEL 375 at Texas Motor Speedway marked his first podium finish on an oval. He defeated Pato O’Ward on a late restart to win the 2022 Indianapolis 500 under caution, becoming the second driver of Swedish descent to win the race following Kenny Brack in 1999. For the first time in his career, his victory in the 500+ strong early-season results propelled him into the points lead of the IndyCar Series championship.

Does Marcus Ericsson have a wife?

Marcus Ericsson has not yet gotten married. He was romantically involved with Greek woman Iris Tritsaris Jondahl. Given that he appears content in his relationship with his fiancée, there is a bigger chance that he will get married. In terms of his sexual preference, Ericsson is heterosexual.

Marcus Ericsson and his girlfriend, Iris Tritsaris Jondahl
Marcus Ericsson and his girlfriend, Iris Tritsaris Jondahl Source: @techtwiddle

Body Stats: What is Marcus Ericsson’s height?

Marcus Ericsson is 75 kg or 165.5 lbs in weight and stands at 5 ft 11 in (180.5 cm) tall. He has blue eyes and blonde hair. Additionally, his body type is average.


  • He has been associated with racing teams like Fortec Motorsport and Super Nova during career.
  • He won the All-Japan Formula Three Championship in 2009.
  • He began racing karts in local circuits at age nine.
  • He won the Swedish Junior Racer of the Year award in 2007 and 2009.
  • His father, Tomas, bought him his first kart.