Marcus Ericsson says he will be paying tribute to Ronnie Peterson during the Monaco Grand Prix weekend.

Peterson won in Monaco 40 years ago but tragically died four years later following a crash at Monza. Having joined Caterham over the winter, Ericsson is only the third Swede to race in F1 since Peterson, and he revealed that he has a number of events planned to remember Peterson this weekend in Monte Carlo.

"It's also going to be a very special race for all Swedish fans as it's 40 years since Ronnie Peterson won in Monaco in 1974," Ericsson said. "It's a huge honour for me to be another Swedish F1 driver following in his footsteps, especially as he and I come from the same part of Sweden, and while I know we won't be competing for a win like he was, I want to do the best job I can to pay homage to him and his legacy.

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"I've obviously been asked a lot about what Senna meant to me over the last few weeks, but I always say it's Ronnie that really inspired me, obviously not because I saw him race, but because where I'm from in Sweden, Kumla, Ronnie is the number one hero.

"We have a couple of very cool things planned to celebrate his memory over the race week and I'm sure it'll be emotional for the people who are in the paddock today who remember him. If I can give them something to cheer for, that would be pretty cool for them and our whole team."