Ericsson still positive despite Thursday crash
9 April 2010 – Marcus Ericsson was left with no choice but to sit out for much of Thursday afternoon after suffering from a crash at Barcelona's Europcar chicane. However, the Super Nova driver - the only Swede in the GP2 field - feels confident for what is a much brighter Friday.
After making the top five on the final testing timesheets for Wednesday, Ericsson plummeted to 19th on Thursday in Spain.
"I think Wednesday was a good day for us but obviously I'm still learning and getting into the team and everything," the 19-year-old from Kumla explained to GPUpdate.net. "It feels good; as I said, on Wednesday we were strong and we were P5 so I'm sure that the team is good and that we had a very good car here, so I think we're looking good.
"Unfortunately yesterday we had a bit of a s*** day. We tried some different things in the morning and lost some running because of that, but that's how testing is, but then in the afternoon a made a small mistake and managed to hit the wall. These things happen but you need to try and minimize them."
Annoyed to have damaged both the front and rear of his car after spinning on the outside kerb of the Europcar chicane and hitting the inside wall as a consequence, Marcus hopes for a better final day of testing. "It was a bit unlucky for so much of the car to hit it but if you make a mistake, you need to pay for that," he continued.
"We should be looking good for today. The confidence is still high, there's still a few things to test and it feels good. I really enjoy driving and working with the team, so I'm sure today will be a lot better."