Marussia team boss John Booth said he hoped that the Brazilian Grand Prix would provide his team with more luck than twelve months ago as the Anglo-Russian squad seeks to wrap up tenth place in the constructors' championship.

The team looked set to secure the position last year only for Vitaly Petrov to secure eleventh in the season finale to give tenth to Caterham instead.

Marussia will hope there is no repeat this time around, with Booth insisting that the team had taken huge strides forwards over the course of the campaign to be going into the final round sitting inside the top ten.

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"After an ultimately rewarding United States Grand Prix, we head to Brazil feeling confident but with a very clear focus on what we need to do this weekend," he said. "Everyone's attentions are on what is at stake, but we shouldn't forget just how far we have come to be able to maintain tenth place in the Constructors' Championship for the whole season. That in itself is a big achievement, as is the excellent reliability we have shown this year, with Max completing every race so far.

"Our most recent developments have contributed significantly in enabling us to keep up the fight with Caterham to the last and the evidence of this was clear to see in the race in Austin. We just need to squeeze out every last drop from the package this weekend and hope for better luck than last year."

One thing that could work against the team is the Sao Paulo weather, which could cause havoc with proceedings if heavy rain were to fall; something Jules Bianchi admitted the team would be taking into consideration.

"The last race in Austin didn't start out with much fun but on Sunday we really brought it all together and that performance has given us all a real lift for the final round in Brazil, where there will be a lot of pressure," he said. "We've done such a great job holding on to tenth place in the Championship for so long, so it's hard to imagine any other outcome than seeing the Team achieve what they deserve finally.

"The weather forecast looks interesting so we'll need to be on our toes, but we are very good at making our strategy work as well as responding to events in the races at short notice. One thing is for certain, we'll be giving it everything we've got this weekend."