Ericsson settles for Super Nova
January 14, 2010 5 Comments
Sorry for the delay getting back on the blog…
Apart from the wonderful images of Michael Schumacher in a GP2 development car at Jerez, the new year has brought us the confirmation of David Sears’ 2 drivers for 2010. Nice rookie lineup for Super Nova, especially when considering Ericsson is probably one of the favorites for 2010 along with Bianchi. Perez and Giedo.
Not that Super Nova is not a great team with a solid racing history, but I can’t say it doesn’t surprise me to see Marcus in this car. Given that Super Nova has failed to put in a stellar season yet in GP2 – 6 total wins since 2005 and half of them from 1 driver (Adam Carroll) – it is a risky bet from Ericsson and his backers, to say the least.
Other options? Only Racing Engineering was still vacant, so I assume Marcus and his team made a controlled decision. Question then is, why did they take so long? Maybe some of you Swedish readers can give us some insight on that one… All in all, Ericsson will be contending for wins in 2010.