By Larry Mason
Copyright © 2021 Larry Mason
Marcus Ericsson waves to the crowd before the start of the 2021 Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Marcus Ericsson rockets down Shoreline Drive just past the start/finish line on his way to a terminal velocity of nearly 180mph!
Marcus Ericsson is shown here holding off two Indy 500 champions – Alex Rossi and Ryan Hunter Reay. Unfortunately, a few laps later Rossi would dive to the inside of Ericsson in Turn 1. Ericsson tried to hold the outside line and skated in the marbles and into the tire barrier.
It wasn’t a super hard hit, but the foray into the tire barriers broke the front wing and ended Ericsson’s race.
Interview and photos by Larry Mason