Start: 10.55 (GMT+02:00) | Grid slot: P5
A journey to the top
Climbing the ladder of international motor racing, Sweden’s Joel Eriksson is devoted to life in the fast lane. Contesting the ultra-competitive DTM series for a second successive season in 2019, Joel is a BMW works driver bidding to reach the highest step of the podium. Take your seat for a journey aimed just one way: to the top.
DTM | Rd. 1
Joel Eriksson will return for a second season of racing in the DTM – Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters – in 2019, having renewed his contract with BMW. The Swede made an instant impression in the German-based championship during his rookie year in 2018, which included battling for the podium at his very first event and then claiming […]
Joel Eriksson finished the 2018 FIA F3 World Cup – Macau Grand Prix in second place, after battling for victory throughout a tense race on the streets of the Chinese gambling metropolis. Eriksson spent the majority of Sunday’s finale trying to make inroads into Red Bull-backed Dan Ticktum’s slight lead, but could not quite get close enough […]
Joel put on a controlled performance to finish the Macau Grand Prix qualification race in second position, progressing from fourth on the grid to seal a slot on the front row for Sunday’s finale. Joel slipstreamed past Sacha Fenestraz for third on the initial dash down to Mandarin, only for the Carlin driver to retake […]
Joel navigated his way through a frantic second qualifying session for the Macau Grand Prix to secure a slot on the second row of the grid for Saturday’s Qualification Race, despite getting tangled up in a crash on the final corner of what looked set to be his fastest lap. Much like Thursday’s first qualifying […]
Born: 28 June, 1998
Lives: Tomelilla (SWE)
2019 team: TBA
Car: BMW M4 DTM
Engine: 2-litre inline-4, turbocharged, 600+ bhp
2017: Swedish junior driver of the year
2016: Swedish junior driver of the year
2015: Swedish young driver of the year
2015: International accomplishment
2015: Swedish junior driver of the year
2014: Swedish young driver of the year
2014: Rydell Special Award
Swedish National Team
Joel Eriksson is part of the Swedish National Team of motor racing, being the scheme’s youngest representative.
FIA F3 World Cup – Macau Grand Prix
The DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) is Germany’s top racing series, and the leading touring car championship of the world. The 2019 season spans nine weekends of racing, with five rounds taking place in Germany and four in other European countries. Joel Eriksson is one of six works drivers spearheading BMW’s main factory attack.
The cars used in the DTM are custom-built for the championship by its three manufacturers: BMW, Audi and Aston Martin. The bodywork is designed to replicate the look of normal road cars, but the performance is more in line with a single-seater racer. The DTM engines provide more than 600 bhp. All drivers are employed by the manufacturers directly, ensuring a high standard of competition throughout the field.