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Former F1 Driver Marcus Ericsson Wins IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix First Race

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Former Formula One driver Marcus Ericsson won his first IndyCar race, taking Race One of the 2021 Detroit Grand Prix.

The 30-year-old Swedish driver took advantage of Will Power’s misfortune when Power was the leader entering a late-race restart but Power’s car suffered a mechanical failure and could not re-start the race. That allowed Ericsson to take the lead and win the race.

Ericsson spent five seasons in F1 – from 2014-18 – racing for Caterham and Sauber, where he started 97 races and scored 18 points but never recorded a podium finish – his best result was an eighth-place finish in the 2015 Austrian Grand Prix during his final season with Caterham.

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