F1 » Booth: Marussia 'very close' to Chilton deal

Team boss John Booth says Marussia are close to a deal to re-sign Max Chilton for the 2014 F1 season

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December 17, 2013 10:56 AM

Translation - "Due to financial reasons we have no option other than signing Maxie for another season of fannying around at the back, however an 11th hour deal could still be done, so if there's anyone out there willing to pay 10 or 12m for a years F1 experience please get in touch soon. ps the opening is not restricted to humans, wealthy trained chimps would also be considered"


December 17, 2013 11:20 AM

He might not have raw pace and yes he is a clear pay driver, but being able to finish every race of the season still shows he can do something right. We have to give him a little lee-way considering he is in a Marussia. But yes of course there are other drivers that should be in his sport, however the nature of F1 these days is that money is tight.


December 17, 2013 12:24 PM

"Daddy Daddy, please can I drive again next year?"
"Im busy son, go and tidy your bedroom"
"But I already have done Daddy. Ask Mummy"
Oh Ok then, Go and fetch my cheque book and dont forget to take the dog out"


December 17, 2013 12:27 PM

Let's be fair, drivers often need a couple of years in F1 to settle in and show what they can do. And towards the end of the season Max was keeping up with Jules at places like Suzuka.

Having said that he didn't shine in lower categories and I have seen no evidence to suggest he's about to do a Kobayashi and suddenly come good in an F1 car.

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