Marcus Ericsson says Sauber is "fired up to fight back" in 2015 after failing to score a point last season.

Sauber finishing 10th behind Marussia in the constructors' championship having failed to finish in the top ten all season, the first time the team has failed to score a point in its history. However, Ericsson - who will race for Sauber this season having joined from Caterham - says the team is determined to recover and have a much more successful year in 2015.

"From the people I work with there's a lot of hungry people," Ericsson said. "They had a disappointing year - no doubt about that - but they are all really fired up to fight back and show everyone that they can do a good job. In the factory there is a lot of enthusiasm in the team, so that feels pretty good."

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And from a personal point of view, Ericsson said being able to drive for Sauber in the post-race test in Abu Dhabi - when he spent both days in the car - will prove beneficial to his own preparations for the new season.

"Always when you get a new driver in the car you have different things which you like in the car and you can start to point out which direction you think you should focus on and stuff like that. For sure I was able to have some input on things I like and things I don't like, so that's good."