The team announced Tuesday that Ericsson will pilot the No. 7 Honda. The Swedish driver is expanding his racing career into North America and won’t join Schmidt Peterson until after the F1 season finale in Abu Dhabi.
Ericcson will remain a reserve driver for Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team after his move to IndyCar.
Wickens is paralyzed from the chest down from injuries suffered in an August crash at Pocono Raceway. He drove the No. 6 Honda in SPM’s two-car lineup alongside Canadian childhood friend James Hinchcliffe.
Wickens said last week the extent of his injuries are unclear. But he’s hopeful he’ll be walking in 24 months.