Marcus Ericsson is heading to the Malaysian Grand Prix looking to produce more of the same form that saw him claim his first F1 points at the Australian opener.

An eighth place finish in Melbourne saw Ericsson become the first Swedish driver to score points in F1 since 1989 when Stefan Johansson claimed a surprise podium for the Onyx team at the Portuguese Grand Prix.

Together with Felipe Nasr's fifth place in the same race, it was a positive conclusion to the weekend for the Swiss outfit after a difficult weekend off-track and it is form Ericsson is keen to repeat in Sepang.

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After the great result in Melbourne, it feels good going to Malaysia. I know the track quite well from GP2 and also from last year in Formula One. For me it is quite an interesting circuit with many medium and high-speed corners, which are quite demanding for the tyres.

"The Malaysian Grand Prix is one of the toughest on the calendar, because of the high humidity and heat. It means you need to be in good physical shape, and I am sure I am. I have been training very hard over the winter, and before the race in Sepang I have spent one week at a training camp in Thailand getting acclimatised to the humidity.

"I am sure I will be one hundred percent ready when I get to Malaysia. Another aspect which comes into play is that we often have the risk of heavy rain there, so the races are usually quite exciting. I hope we can build on the progress we have made in Melbourne, and have another good race weekend."