With Ericsson, Indy begins 2021 with seven winning nations in seven races

With Ericsson, Indy begins 2021 with seven winning nations in seven races

Marcus Ericsson is Indu’s third Swedish winner

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The leading single-seater category in the United States, the Indy has made an international debut in 2021. Of the seven races so far this season, there have been seven different winners, all from different nationalities. Marcus Ericsson, along with Sweden, became the newest name on the list.

The number of countries winning at Indy in 2021 is already higher than in 2020, with six different nationalities at the top of the podium. This season’s mark already matches that of 2017, with 7 nations winning but 17 more events in that championship.

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Marcus Ericsson returns to victory after almost 8 years

Marcus Ericsson returns to victory after almost 8 years

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And even with only racing in the United States for the second year in a row, the number of non-Americans at Indy continues to grow. In the 2020 season, 20 drivers from different nationalities from the United States competed in at least one race. By 2021, that number had risen to 22 contestants.

Check out the winners of Indy 2021 and their respective countries:

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lex palu Spain gp two alabama
colton huerta America GP DE ST. Pete
Scott Dixon New Zealand GP DO Texas 1
Patricio O’Ward Mexico GP DO Texas 1
rinus vikay Holland Indianapolis GP 1
helio castroneves Brazil Indy 500
Marcus Ericsson Sweden GP Detroit

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