Marcus Ericsson may only be 17th in the current F1 standings, but the Swede says he is happy with his form after racking up three straight points finishes either side of the summer break.

After a scoreless debut season with the hapless Caterham team, a move to Sauber has allowed Ericsson access to the top ten on five occasions in twelve races, including back-to-back 10th-10th-9th place finishes in Hungary, Belgium and Italy. What is more, the Swede has out-performed highly-touted team-mate Felipe Nasr since Silverstone - although the Brazilian was admittedly hindered by a pre-race gearbox failure at the 'home of British motorsport' - and is revelling in an upturn he puts down to a change of focus.

"My form has been strong now lately and it's nice to see," Ericsson confirmed, "I've been working a lot with myself, trying to change my approach during a race weekend, focusing more on myself and not other people and what they are doing."

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With the apparent security of a Sauber contract already in his pocket for 2016, the Swede acknowledges that he intends to carry on with his new way of working in the hope of moving further up the order.

"It's nice to see that it's giving results on the track," he noted, "I just need to continue that form - not relax, but continue to work really hard to continue that way."