At the half way point in the season, we ask the community to rate the current crop of Grand Prix drivers. Based on reverse championship order, today the votes are for - Marcus Ericsson. It has been something of a trying season for the likeable Sauber team, with new signing Pascal Wehrlein having only managed a paltry five points over the opening half of the campaign, and young team mate Marcus Ericsson never looking likely to trouble the score keepers come Sunday afternoon. Many in Formula One were surprised to see Ericsson chosen over his 2016 team mate Nasr this year, and frankly the young Swede hasn't really made an impact on the sport to justify his position within the Sauber outfit. 11th place in Azerbaijan would be Ericsson's best result of the year to date, however all too often the driver would find himself languishing toward the rear of the field come the chequered flag at race end, very often further behind his team mate than is comfortable for both driver and team. The second half of 2017 will be a critical time for Ericsson to prove his worth in Formula One. However with Longbow Finance money behind Sauber and reportedly tied in with the driver, perhaps a reprieve in 2018 isn't as unlikely as the results would suggest. Vote now to tell us how you rate the first half of 2017 for Marcus Ericsson, and leave a comment below! For more from the world of Formula One, check out the Formula One sub forum here at RaceDepartment and get involved with our awesome community..