Sauber has confirmed that Marcus Ericsson will continue to be a part of the team in 2019, holding the role of its third driver. The Hinwil squad confirmed on Tuesday that Antonio Giovinazzi will partner Kimi Raikkonen for the 2019 season.
Ericsson joined Sauber in 2015 after spending a year with the now dilapidated Caterham team. The Swede has raced 75 Grands Prix with Sauber, and will see out the season with them before being replaced by Giovinazzi.
Sauber's financial backers have links to Ericsson, meaning the 27-year-old will continue to be a part of the squad. It also confirmed that Ericsson would act as a brand ambassador for the Swiss outfit, as well as its reserve driver.
? #THANKYOUMARCUS ?— Sauber F1 Team (@SauberF1Team) September 25, 2018
We are delighted to announce that @ericsson_marcus will continue to be part of our team ?
Marcus will be taking on the role of Third Driver and Brand Ambassador#Kimi7 + @Anto_Giovinazzi + #ME9 = DREAM TEAM!!#DreamTeam #alfaromeosauberf1team #F1 pic.twitter.com/3I9MKZQbCl
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