Ericsson eyes ‘more competitive car’ for 2018

Marcus Ericsson appears to have his sights set on a move further up the Formula 1 pecking order as he wants to drive a more competitive car "as soon as possible".

The Swede has yet to score a World Championship point this season but still feels like he is in a good position within the Sauber team to be able to take the next step in his career.

"I think I have a strong position in the team. I’ve been here for quite a few years now, so it’s a good environment for me," Ericsson told Autosport.

"But I want, as a driver, to be in a more competitive car as soon as possible. And hopefully this year we will continue to make progress and be stronger.

"And then for me, I have no contract for next year, so I’m not sure what’s happening for me in the future."

Ericsson also stated that he does not feel his results are a true reflection of his ability due to the underperforming car he is driving.

He added: "It’s difficult to show what I can do when I’ve been in one of the slowest cars, sort of all throughout my F1 career. It’s difficult to show your potential, to impress the bigger teams with your abilities.

"But all I can do is keep doing the best I can and keep working hard and showing what I can do – and hopefully one day I will be in a team where I can really fight for top positions and wins."

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