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Chilton eager to stay on

Max Chilton says he would welcome the chance to stay with Marussia for a second season in 2014
Max Chilton says he would welcome the chance to stay with the Marussia team for a second season in F1 next year.

The Briton joined the Anglo-Russian team at the start of the year and has enjoyed a steady campaign to date; taking the chequered flag in each of the seven races run so far.

The 22-year-old isn't tied to the team for 2014 but said he would like the chance to extend his stay and would work hard through the remainder of the season to improve as he seeks the help Marussia move up the F1 pecking order.

"As a driver you first have to spend your time getting everything in place for the next race, and then the other stuff builds around you,” he was quoted by the Press Association. "When it gets nearer the time then we'll hopefully work on it [next year], but I love the team and obviously I'd love to stay for another year and to keep learning.

"It's a good place to be. It's what a lot of drivers do, starting out at a team like this, learning, become the driver you are, and you work your way up. I know I'd love to work my way up with Marussia because they have the right package and attitude.

"They are true racers, they love the sport."

While team-mate Jules Bianchi has taken plenty of headlines with his performances so far, Chilton added that he felt he was doing a good job was and was showing himself to be deserving of a place on the grid.

"I don't think I've under-performed,” he said. "The team were over the moon with my race in Monaco. They were really happy with my speed, the way I approached things and ecstatic when I made the overtakes.

"I know the whole team are behind me, so if I can keep doing that, keep showing them what I can do, then anything is possible."


Tagged as: Chilton , Max Chilton , marussia , 2014

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Taz

June 27, 2013 5:36 PM
Last Edited 452 days ago

@richard LOL Ssssh, don't tell him. He's a bit delusional (Max). He's done slightly better than expected but we all know he's not there on talent.



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