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Ericsson staying at F1 Sauber

Marcus Ericsson. Credit: PA

Swedish driver Marcus Ericsson has been retained by Sauber for the 2017 season. He joined the Swiss team in 2015.

Sauber's announcement ahead of this week's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix leaves just three seats available on the grid next year.

The identity of Ericsson's team-mate, currently the Brazilian Felipe Nasr, remains unclear while Manor are also yet to determine their line-up for 2017.

"It is great news that I will be racing for another year for the Sauber F1 Team," Ericsson said.

Sauber retain driving duo for next season

Marcus Ericsson at this year's British Grand Prix. Credit: PA

Sauber have announced they will retain Felipe Nasr and Marcus Ericsson for the 2016 Formula One season.

The heavily-backed duo joined the Swiss outfit, currently seventh in the constructors' championship, at the beginning of the campaign, and will continue their partnership into a second year.