The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
Marcus Ericsson looks set to take another step away from the Formula 1 paddock in 2020.
Just as Sauber have found their feet, Marcus Ericsson has been shown the door in what he has billed as "obviously disappointing" timing.
Swedish Formula One driver Marcus Ericsson, never better than an eighth-place finisher over five F1 seasons, will jump to IndyCar next year.
Mika Salo is not sure Sauber has made the right choice for 2019.
Marcus Ericsson feels Charles Leclerc's promotion to Ferrari says "quite a bit" about his own form given that he's had the edge over his team-mate in recent weeks.
A smiling Sebastian Vettel topped the times in Friday's crash and rain-hit second practice for this weekend's Italian Grand Prix.
Marcus Ericsson relished his battle with Brendon Hartley in the Belgian Grand Prix, saying it was good fun fighting "hard but fair."
The difference between Sauber last season and Sauber this year is "massive" according to Marcus Ericsson, from finances to staffing to performance.
'This brings me back to why I fell in love with racing. F1 will always be F1, but it's a bit artificial in some ways,' says Marcus Ericsson.
Sauber driver Marcus Ericsson is switching to Indycar for 2019.
Marcus Ericsson has admitted his next move could be out of Formula 1 and into Indycar.
Italian driver Antonio Giovinazzi will replace Sweden's Marcus Ericsson at Alfa Romeo Sauber for the start of the next Formula One season.
Sauber mechanics worked through the night Friday, breaking a Formula 1 curfew, to build a new chassis for Marcus Ericsson to drive Saturday at the Italian Grand Prix.
A smiling Sebastian Vettel survived a high-speed spin before topping the times ahead of Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen in a crash and rain-hit second practice for the Italian Grand Prix.
After Kimi Raikkonen struggled through the Hungarian GP without a drink system, Marcus Ericsson revealed he has not had one in "over two years."
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