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Chilton eager to make experience pay

Max Chilton hopes to make past experience of Sepang pay as he heads to Malaysia for his second F1 race
Max Chilton says he is keen to make his previous experience of Sepang count when he contests his second F1 race this weekend in Malaysia.

The young Briton has raced at the circuit during his time in GP2 and heads into the second round of the 2013 campaign on the back of a solid debut in Australia, where he split the Caterhams on the results and finished ahead of fellow rookie Giedo van der Garde.

The 21-year-old will now hope to make forward progress at a circuit he already knows when the action gets under way in Malaysia, with the rookie hoping to join team-mate Jules Bianchi in closing the gap to the established midfield runners.

“With my debut Grand Prix done and dusted, it's time to start thinking about round two in Malaysia this weekend and what we can do to build the momentum,” he said. “We have shown how close we are to the midfield, so getting within striking distance of that pack is our next target and that is what I'm focusing on. It has been good to take the time to think about my first race, but with the next one coming round so quickly it's all about moving ahead.

“It was my first time racing at Albert Park but Sepang is a track I know well and have raced at a few times so, to some extent, that helps in getting up to speed much more quickly and being able to focus on car set-up instead. After such a positive start to the season and an obviously competitive car, I can't wait for the next opportunity to drive it this weekend.”


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Matt - Unregistered

March 20, 2013 10:04 AM

Rookie rider losing for a rookie team mate by a LAP, who had 4 times less riding on their car on testing. Son you eint gonna get to the bonus round...

Dave - Unregistered

March 21, 2013 10:03 AM

I am a couple of year older than Chilton and raced in the same team as him karting. He was talentless then as he is now. He won one race, the Rome cup in its last year with 12 entrants and that was it. He has never won a championship and is it a surprise he is racing in F1 with a family worth well over £100m, daddy is the proprietor of Carlin who in turns is financialy linked with Marussia! Bianchi was great in karts, won championships on the european scene karting and in lower formula and only just got a drive thanks to another driver loosing financial backing. Fastest lap was 1.8 seconds quicker than Chilton under the same strategy and same clean air running. Embarrasing that with all the UK young talent (which there is a lot) its Chilton who represents us.



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