Marcus Ericsson in the new Caterham F1 Team CT-05 at Melbourne.
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Formula One rookie Marcus Ericsson is impatient, admitting that he cannot wait for the second installment of his new F1 career to come around. The Swede enjoyed a better-than-expected run on debut in the Australian GP and, despite retiring just after half-distance, is eager to get back on track and continue his — and the Caterham team’s — learning process with the new CT-05.
“I can’t wait to get back in the car, especially after having a really good race until the oil pressure problem forced us to stop in Australia,” the GP2 Series graduate insisted, “It’s been great to read so many nice comments about what we did in the race after such a bad Friday, but now I want to get on with it again and go straight back to work.”
Round two of the season, at Sepang, will provide an altogether different challenge to that which Ericsson faced in Melbourne, with high temperatures and intense humidity putting extra strain on the still-fragile 2014-spec F1 cars, and a greater threat of rain to add to the mix as the drivers continue to get to grips with the high torque/low grip formula.